Chevy Tahoe Dash Lights
foreverbfc Member Posts: 2
Hi, I have a 2002 tahoe and my lights on my dashboard have been slowely burning out one by one. It's mainly my air conditioning unit; so far there are 3 lights individually that have burned out. They are individual buttons, not clusters. Does anyone know if I can replace them from the dealer?
Warning--not long after this problem, my driver's side seat heater burned up and literally burned a hole in my seat from underneath before I shut it off. I live in a cold climate so I used it a lot, but STILL! It was literally smoking, then charred a hole the size of a cigarette tip--and I don't smoke! If it hadn't happened TO ME while I was driving, I would have sworn someone else was careless in my car. Moral of the story is, the Chevy electronics just wear out!!!
Is there any way to handle this?
That won't happen if the lights are in parallel circuit unless your battery and alternator are seriously ill. If they were in series and one went out then all would go out -- at the same time.
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I know this is an old post but just hoping I can help out with some info. I had the same problem of burned out button lights. On the HVAC control unit my rear defroster and A/C lights were out. In my unit the bulbs are soldered to the the circuit board. Went to Radio Shack and found these bulbs,
12V Micro lamps (2-Pack) Catalog #: 272-1092. $1.99 for 2 bulbs little time remove the old bulbs and solder in the new ones and the problem is fixed. It's not an unscrew or pop out fix but it is doable and not very difficult, just take your time. I decided to change all 4 "button" bulbs as long as I had it open, took about 15 mins. Hope this helps someone out good luck.
I know I am late to the game here. Anybody still out there that can help? I have a 95 2-door Tahoe. Electrical problems are multiplying. I replaced the heating and air head unit a while back because the A/C button wasn't working. Not the biggest problem. That was a few years back. I just recently had the transmission overhauled. My brother, a friend and I installed it about 2 weeks ago. Drives like a dream. Inspection was out because it was not driveable for a year. This is where it all starts. I failed inspection for 3 things. 2 legit, and the the high beam indicator light in the cluster not working was the third. I was beyond irritated. I went and bought the bulbs. Pulled the dash apart, pulled out the cluster and found the bulb. I decided to replace all the bulbs. I did NOT replace any of the sockets? Thought I was in good shape. Put it all back. Turned on the lights. 3/4 of the cluster bulbs are not working. Turn signals in the cluster aren't working. Seat belt and airbag are. Two harness switches (rear wiper and rear glass latch button) aren't working. Have I messed something up? All the bulbs worked before I replaced them except the high beam? Any advice. Can I get the cluster tested? Could the cluster be bad now? I have heard check the fuses. There is only one illumination fuse that I can tell. I pulled it. Looks fine. the few bulbs that are working came back on. Relay? Hopefully someone can help?