Volvo S80 - Replacing an instrument panel bulb in heating and air conditioning controls panel

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Thomas, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Guest

    Need to replace a burned out bulb that lights the air flow control
    buttons and portions of the temperature control knobs on the heating,
    ventilation and air conditiioning (HVAC) electronic climate control
    (ECC) panel. Carefully popping up the gearshift surround exposed two
    screws that fasten the bottom of the ECC panel. Removing the two
    screws freed up the bottom of the panel from the bottom of the
    instruments tower. However, the top of the panel appears to be
    secured somehow underneath the sound system controls panel. Feels
    like maybe a spring clip holds it, but not sure. Found no other
    screws so far. I carefully started pulling the ECC panel to separate
    it from the sound system controls panel, but after about 1/4 inch of
    movement met greater resistance. Don't want to break anything.
    Anyone no how I can finish removing the ECC panel and get to the
    burned out bulb?
    Thomas, Sep 30, 2004
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  2. Need to replace a burned out bulb that lights the air flow control
    You are doing the right thing.
    To ease the removal you pull out a bit at the bottom of the panel, so you
    can put in af finger or two between the side of it and the instrumentpanel.
    At that angle you pull downwards, and you have to pull hard. Its secured by
    four metal clips at the top.

    Its not uncommon that some of the plastic break, then Volvo recommends to
    fix it with thick double adhesive tape on both the panel and the console.
    That secures the panel again.

    Niels Bengaard, Sep 30, 2004
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