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1995 Legacy Climate Control Panel Lights Out – Lost Forum Thread


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#1 daehttub2000

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:07 PM

I have one grip about my bulletproof 1995 Legacy. The instrument panel control switch lights burned out early (apparently a common Subaru problem). I lost the excellent forum thread/posting about how to replace the hard-to-access switch lights. I’m not sure which Subie forum it was on but it was incredibly detailed.

I can’t figure out how to access the 2 light bulbs inside the heater/ac/ventilation control unit. The entire unit is tethered by that @#* cable connected to the vent temperature control. Any helpful hints would be appreciated.

The defrost/cruise/foglight button lights were simple enough. The total cost for all eight light bulbs are about $26. The dealer estimated a $200 cost to replace them. Note: Any aspiring would-be Subaru mechanics should disconnect the battery cable and wait 10 minutes before trying this at home (air bag). Thanks!



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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:39 PM

1995 early????

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:42 PM

http://www.ultimates...ntrol backlight

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:31 PM

http://www.ultimates...ntrol backlight


Handtool:

Thanks for the awesomely fast response. 6-7 pages of the forum thread and great instructions! It's funny how big of a problem these lights are on the 95'ish Legacy. I should have done this a long time ago but I didn't find this message board until recently.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:48 PM


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it was fairly easy to get to but then i finally unhooked everything except the heat/cool cable thing ...this thing is on a clip type of thing, so i tore the unimportant looking clip apart so the cable could come loose...DONT DO THIS unless u want no air temp control... i had to put the cable back in place with the torn up clip and started soldering it and random pieces of plastic to it so it would hold it while u move the cable for heat or cool. it works now though,, just a huge rump roast pile of melted stuff together on it!

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:09 PM

The FAQ sticky had the link you wanted ;)

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=51554




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