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Old 12-22-2004, 08:51 AM   #1
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I have the non-automatic climate control in my 2000 SE (knobbys) and three of the backlights are out.. The LEDs that show the function still work. I opened it up and saw that they are small bulbs (not LEDs) that solder to the board. Does anyone know what bulbs i need to fix this or where i can get a cheap new or used Module
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I dont know what may be used originally, but if they are small bubs, the "grain of wheat" type of lamp available at Radio Shack should work.
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why not just add some bulbs behind cc?
you could wire in LEDs also...instead of bulbs if space is an issue.

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If you chose to use the LEDs instead, be certain that they are rated for 12 volt operation. Most work at a much lower voltage and will be quickly burned up if a limiting resistor is not used.
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If you chose to use the LEDs instead, be certain that they are rated for 12 volt operation. Most work at a much lower voltage and will be quickly burned up if a limiting resistor is not used.
if you don't know to use a resistor you shouldn't be wiring things on your car...
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if you don't know to use a resistor you shouldn't be wiring things on your car...
not to get on your bad side here but resistors are tricky... i have a certificaton from GM as a electronics specalist. I made a custom wire harness for my 15 interior neons, ub kit, grille neons, angle eyes. SO i know how to wire, and resistors get to me sometimes
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To use a non-12 volt LED would require some calculation to be certain that the proper voltage drop occurs across the resistor. Space will be the problem with the LED and the resistor. The "grain of wheat" bulbs are smaller than the smallest LED you're likely to find and will not require any limiting resistors

Checking their online catalog, it appears as if they may no longer carry those lamps. Here'* a link to the list of bulbs. Figure 12 seems to be your best bet.

http://www.radioshack.com/category.a...7%5F000&Page=1

A couple of other links from hobby sites that carry the bulbs. They are widely used, so a Google or other search should come up with plent of suppliers.

http://www.dollhouseminiatures.com/electric/bulb1.htm

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/mdp/mdp383.htm
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