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#1 05 Chevdmax

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

I have a 05 D-max and I would like to know if anyone have ever had the lights that work the radio and other items go out. What I need to know is how doyou replace the lights in the switches or do I have to replace the whole switch.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

whole switch. Surprised that the lights are going out though, I would have thought that they were LED or something.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

My 06 steering wheel lights are burning out too, wasn't sure if they were leds or not, but othey do get really hot when on

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:14 AM

but othey do get really hot when on


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#5 K3LA-6.2L

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

Most of my steering wheel lights are out. And just the other day my control panel for the light control went out all at once! I'm guessing a short inside.. Once in a while a radio light may go out to. Just have to tap the radio near the light and it pops back on.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:17 AM

some of mine are out too. not worth the fight IMO...i mean whatever did they do without steering wheel lights in the 60's????? how did they do it :nonod: ahahah

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#7 K3LA-6.2L

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

True, but how many trucks in the 60's had button in the steering wheels for radio, DIC, etc..? :crackup:
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

my point exactly...just more useless stuff that comes on vehicles that you dont need

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:04 AM

Keep telling yourselves that :D

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

I've had this truck long enough that I don't even look down anymore to "see" which button I'm pushing. My first light went out at 36,001 miles (no joke) & now only have a couple left. If there is a fix it's probably more grief than it's worth to me to fix it. I love the controls but really don't need the lights.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

I KNEW I've heard of this topic before....I beat my brain for a good 3 days trying to remember where I saw a How-To on this topic. Bounce over to SilveradoSS.com and check out this thread.


http://www.silverado...trol-light-fix/



Note that it will take some skills with a screwdriver and a soldering iron. But it looks like an inexpensive fix.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

I've gone down this road before as well with my '05.
The lights are actually standard micro lightbulbs, though they are tiny.
I guess LED's are more costly.
The whole unit has to be replaced, not worth it in my opinion.
I tried to do one of mine, removing the steering wheel, air bag,etc. wasn't
too bad, but getting the switch out and the wiring is a royal pain in the arse.
The wires are too short to get the switch out without damaging something.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

I got mine out with no problem when I cleaned them. Had plenty of slack in the wire.

I did see some replacement switches on Ebay one time.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

I just replace all of the bulbs in my steering wheel controls not hard at all and looks great. i replace them with 3mm blue less and very inexpensive. i do have a question though, after i replaced them i plugged them all in and when i plugged in the last one they all went out. is there a fuse somewhere i cant find to check? i have already checked all the bulbs again they all work fine out of the truck.




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