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Removing heater control panel (light bulb changes etc)
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Firstly remove the radio. To do this you need 4 rods like this to push in the 4 holes in the radio front to release the catches. These rods are 125mm long. 4 long nails will do the job just as well. You want a diameter that just fits in the holes<br />
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Re: Changing heater panel light bulbs

Hi,
I've just replaced it.
The bulb parameters are Bulbs Dash , Small Wedge Base 12V 1.2W.
If you need to replace only one I recommend to you that replaced it with astray bulb which is exactly same bulb and later (when you bought the new one) you can easily replace the bulb in astray.
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Re: Changing heater panel light bulbs

The strange thing I found is that on the e-Learn schematic the two heater panel bulbs are figured as leds, different than the bulb symbol used for cigar lighter socket for example..
I had the lighting faulty on this heater panel and when opened I found two new bulbs replaced by someone before me. the diagnosis FiatEcuScan is reporting Fatal Active error for heater panel lighting and cigar lighter.
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Re: Changing heater panel light bulbs

Hi bassfreak,
A bit off this topic, but could you tell us what exact model of the reader are you using with your FiatEcuScan software? Does it read all the systems (ABS for example)?
If you find a link to Ebay with identical unit would be great, I need to buy one.
Cheers, Roman
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Re: Changing heater panel light bulbs

Quote Originally Posted by rdudek View Post
Hi bassfreak,
A bit off this topic, but could you tell us what exact model of the reader are you using with your FiatEcuScan software? Does it read all the systems (ABS for example)?
If you find a link to Ebay with identical unit would be great, I need to buy one.
Cheers, Roman
One lead will not read all ECUs. You'll need ELM and K-Line leads
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Re: Changing heater panel light bulbs

Checked bulbs they are ok but dont light, any other suggestions?
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Re: Removing heater control panel (light bulb changes etc)

hello everyone i need the pinsout of the new heater panel . not the besic old one like that on pic . can anyone help me with this . bec im try to fit new heater panel but i need pinout for connaction
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Quote Originally Posted by vladof View Post
Alright so I figured you guys may be as confused as I was so I have put up a guide with pictures so anyone can CHANGE THEIR BULBS on the standard control unit:

Step 1: Remove Stereo. We all know how that works, use the steps initially described to do so.

Step 2: Use a flat screwdriver and carefully unlock the 3 plastic pins holding the front panel in place, pull the upper part towards you then push down to release the bottom pins as well, like in the picture below:

Attachment 92812

Step 3: Pull out all 3 knobs. There's no brain in this one just pull until they're out.

Attachment 92813

Step 4: Remove the 1 screw connecting the transparent plastic light disperser and pull that out as well

Attachment 92814

Step 5: You now have access to the bulbs. These come out again, by brainlessly pulling them towards you.

IMPORTANT: The used bulbs are R286 which you can easily find on EBAY or whatever supermarket is near.

I haven't bought mine yet but I thing I saw some supermarkets selling them before.

Attachment 92815

Change the lights, put everything back together and that's it. No need for the radio code if you're putting it back on the same car so you can unplug it if you feel the need to.

Contact me for any questions.

A big thanks to neonglow for his guidance although on vacation. You are very much appreciated mate.

Thanks for taking the time to do this - saved me a lot of head scratching today
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Re: Changing heater panel light bulbs

hello there
I replaced all the bulbs(ashtray too) but zero no lights at all
checked all the fuzes(allright)
Does any have any information about the wiring or the connectors,for all the above lights?
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