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#1 imprezaII

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:38 AM

Hi folks, I am not sure if the rear window defrost switch and hazard light switch are backlite , and supposed to light up with the rest of the dash lights ?:-\
If so what number light is it ?

Thanks :)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:55 AM

Don't hold me to this, but I think they only light up when being used.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:10 PM

I hope Valvestem you are right , and they are just burnt out. Going to pull the dash apart and see if they are burnt .

Any else have this trouble with these switches ?

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:36 PM

you did not state the year and model.
if its a 91-94 legacy, they should have backlight on when lights are on, and they also have the in use light when pressed on. 2 lights.

you did not mention a year, so I cannot help with anything else, and nobody else can help either.

PLEASE state model and year.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 01:31 PM

Sorry Folks .my bad ... It is a 96 impreza wagon 2.2l a/c auto AWD

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

You should have a backlight, and a separate light when the switch is activated.

From what I understand, it uses the same bulb as the back lighting in HVAC control panel. You'll have to disassemble the switch to replace it, but it's entirely possible and the bulbs are cheap from radio shack.

And yes it's a very common issue. Look in the New gen FAQ sticky at the top of the page and the first link in that thread is all about replacing bulbs.

Edited by Fairtax4me, 29 October 2009 - 06:42 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:05 AM

I checked that and the links were dead... (http://www.ultimates...ntrol backlight)

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:58 AM

96 impreza sw 2.2 auto AWD .

Well folks this switch.. rear window defrost switch , does not look like it comes apart . The dealer said it was common , $36 for a new one .

Live with out the light , or with the light..... Decisions Decisions.




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