Heater Control Backlight needs fix

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ihaveavibe
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Heater Control Backlight needs fix

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Hi All,

For a while now I've had this issue with my 2003 base Vibe that just half the backlight to the heat control switches intermittently goes off. Could someone point me to why this is or how to fix it? I figure it might be a dash bulb but why it's intermittent is a mystery. Some instructions on how to get the trim piece(s) off would be great to start investigating. (I managed to replace the backlight of the radio with some instructions I found here, thanks to the folks that put those up.)

Photo is blurred but illustrates what's happening. (Just to avoid confusion: I've replaced the lighter with a small flashlight that's red while charging.)

Thanks much!
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andrewclaus
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Re: Heater Control Backlight needs fix

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Here it is. I need to do the same thing soon. Mine works again with a rap but that won't last forever.
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andrewclaus
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Re: Heater Control Backlight needs fix

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I just saw I left out a step:
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ihaveavibe
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Re: Heater Control Backlight needs fix

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Thanks. Will try one of these days...
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