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chrishodgkiss

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Hey guys, just a quick question.

Bought my Astra not too long ago and the heater lights arent working :doh:

Do I just remove the screws holding the dash and replace the bulbs behind or is it a abit more complexed than that ?

Cheers :)
 
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Unscrew steering column shroud 3 screws underneath (3)
Unscrew steering column joining screws 2 screws with plastic caps (5)
Unscrew instrument shroud at top 2 screws (7)
Unscrew instrument shroud legs 2 screws (9)
Pull out both centre vents with flat screw driver carefully, remove 2 screws above them (11)
Pull of direction switch and heat switch
Pull of fan speed switch using a flat bladed screwdriver poked in the hole on the side in the 3 position thing it the same for both early and late models
Remove two gold screws now exposed (13)
Unscrew the 4 2mm Allen key screws, pull radio out using radio keys (17)
Unscrew glove box 4 screws 2 top and 2 bottom (21)
Remove rubber matt on pen shelf and unscrew 4 screws (25)
Remove hazard light switch cover by pulling
Remove re-circ switch by pulling, don’t loose brass insert or the two springs
Remove heater card
Remove 1 bulb left and 1 bulb right and re-circ bulb (requires long nosed pliers and care!)
Remove third center bulb which sits behind a black plastic door with a slot cut in it for a bladed screwdriver (a lot of people miss this one!)
Fit new bulbs
Switch ignition on then test bulbs

or http://www.mk3oc.com/forum/showthread.php?p=213225
 
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My heater lights were not working on mine a bit back so got some blue led bulbs and swapped them over but still did not work. Turned out no power coming through the live wire to the bulbs, fuses were all ok so ended up taking a new live from the cigar lighter and all worked straight away - just in case may be the same with yours.
 
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know how to do this, haynes is a pain to follow
2nd time doing it so easier now
and this list is dead easy to follow
top man !

Unscrew steering column shroud 3 screws underneath (3)
Unscrew steering column joining screws 2 screws with plastic caps (5)
Unscrew instrument shroud at top 2 screws (7)
Unscrew instrument shroud legs 2 screws (9)
Pull out both centre vents with flat screw driver carefully, remove 2 screws above them (11)
Pull of direction switch and heat switch
Pull of fan speed switch using a flat bladed screwdriver poked in the hole on the side in the 3 position thing it the same for both early and late models
Remove two gold screws now exposed (13)
Unscrew the 4 2mm Allen key screws, pull radio out using radio keys (17)
Unscrew glove box 4 screws 2 top and 2 bottom (21)
Remove rubber matt on pen shelf and unscrew 4 screws (25)
Remove hazard light switch cover by pulling
Remove re-circ switch by pulling, don’t loose brass insert or the two springs
Remove heater card
Remove 1 bulb left and 1 bulb right and re-circ bulb (requires long nosed pliers and care!)
Remove third center bulb which sits behind a black plastic door with a slot cut in it for a bladed screwdriver (a lot of people miss this one!)
Fit new bulbs
Switch ignition on then test bulbs

or http://www.mk3oc.com/forum/showthread.php?p=213225
 
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Yeaaah it's bloody all of the place in the haynes manual, you'll end up reading the whole book to get all the info you need to change those heater bulbs without just ripping stuff out lol.

I've never had to remove the glovebox, or the re-circ button. Come to think of it the last time i did mine ended up removing that whole panel with most of the kitted still in it, such as my head unit lol

Are the numbers in the brackets the time it will take? If sooo good luck to changing them 3 bulbs in under 30 mins first time round
 
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chrishodgkiss

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You'd think they would make it a simple job to replace them wouldnt you :laugh:
 
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chrishodgkiss

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I gave it a quick go yesterday and I know what you mean , its a pain in the @R$e :P. I gave up in the end, il try it again with some help today.
 
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chrishodgkiss

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All done now, only bulb I couldnt get to was the rear heated window. Confused the hell out of me... I can live withought that one :). Thanks for everyones help.
 
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chrishodgkiss

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Just some white 286 bulbs, I was contemplating blue but the majority of my interior lights are blue anyway. I like them normal :)
 
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I need to sort this on mine, and as I have to pull the dash out for the stereo may as well do this too.

Can some one tell me the correct type of LED bulbs to use as an upgrade, I just want to match the stock lighting at present, but as mine have never lit up, I have no idea what colour they should be.

many thanks.
 
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