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Half the radio button lights on our 2006 4.7L Commander are out, as well as a portion of the control knobs underneath the radio.

Are there replaceable bulbs for the various sections of the dash? I would be surprised and disappointed if I had to replace the entire radio to have a full set of working lights :cursin:

Anyone had to replace dash bulbs if yes?
 

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There is a very specific writeup on how to fix this problem. You need to be a little bit handy it involves soldering. You could also buy the panels at a considerable expense.
 

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I have one bulb out, does that mean the rest are soon to follow and I should wait to fix it?


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I would replace them all now. Someone like me is not to handy so I would probably get the complete board unless it is a easy fix. Keep us informed in what u do, and take a few pictures to share.

Steve
 

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I would replace them all now. Someone like me is not to handy so I would probably get the complete board unless it is a easy fix. Keep us informed in what u do, and take a few pictures to share.

Steve
I'll take pics. Thanks all.
 

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Hey the C/T button and the STEP button are supposed to light up right? I need to replace mine
 

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C/T and STEP light up, yes. My reset is out (I think that one lights up as well?). I'd like to replace it but I'm not solder-inclined. I'm considering replacing my entire climate control panel for $100 (get the chrome knobs which is a plus I guess?) but it's probably not worth that much. I have plenty of expendable income right now, but that could probably be better spent if I just buy a soldering iron and try to do it myself.

How much would an iron cost to do this job?
 

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C/T and STEP light up, yes. My reset is out (I think that one lights up as well?). I'd like to replace it but I'm not solder-inclined. I'm considering replacing my entire climate control panel for $100 (get the chrome knobs which is a plus I guess?) but it's probably not worth that much. I have plenty of expendable income right now, but that could probably be better spent if I just buy a soldering iron and try to do it myself.

How much would an iron cost to do this job?
Fine tip soldering irons are very cheap at Radio Shack, you can get everything you need for maybe $10
 

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I have this problem on my Commander as well. The fan speed and temp control knob lights are out. The directional control knob is still good but I'm just going to replace them all anyways. I'd love to get right at it at this moment, but im in Afghanistan so it'll have to wait. I've got lots of little things I want to do when I get back. Thanks for all the posts here. I wasn't too thrilled at the idea of replacing the whole HVAC control box.
 
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