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Old 11-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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This is why I love Toyota

I just want to share a pleasant experience.

So, the interior climate controls are backlit as you all may know. The backlight on the temperature control knob on my car went out. The other two knobs light up just fine. Its mildly annoying. I decided to remove the control knob and fully disassemble it to diagnose the problem.

I determined the bulb in there went out because it was getting power and ground but not lighting up. The bulb is removable by twisting it and pulling it out, simple as that (once the assembly is taken apart)

I called the dealership parts department to see what I'm dealing with. I honestly thought they wouldn't be able to sell me just the bulb because there is extensive disassembly involved to actually get to such a small part. After all, this only serves a small and mundane purpose.

To my pleasant surprise, they do have just the bulb for the assembly and they ordered it for me for a whopping $6 instead of the whole control assembly for about $70.

This is why I love Toyota. Their clever designs allow us to replace the smallest integral parts without a need to replace entire assemblies for such minor functions.

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Old 11-15-2017, 07:58 PM   #2
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Good to know, thanks for the info and pic.

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Old 11-15-2017, 08:04 PM   #3
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Good to know, thanks for the info and pic.

Cheers


Here is another that I just took now that itís getting dark to get a better view




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Old 11-15-2017, 11:15 PM   #4
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probably a 70cent bulb....
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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probably a 70cent bulb....


$6 is still a hell of a lot better than $70


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Old 11-16-2017, 08:37 AM   #6
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I just did this as well. Toyota charged me 8$. But I needed it and paid it. Ouch. It was very easy to do. And thereís YouTube video. Note that rav 4 has very similar control knobs. And I watched that video to see how to remove bulb. Then i watched center console disassemble specific to my yaris. Super easy.


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Old 11-16-2017, 09:52 AM   #7
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mine is out too, im gonna have to do this. Picture of the bulb?
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:33 AM   #8
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I just did this as well. Toyota charged me 8$. But I needed it and paid it. Ouch. It was very easy to do. And thereís YouTube video. Note that rav 4 has very similar control knobs. And I watched that video to see how to remove bulb. Then i watched center console disassemble specific to my yaris. Super easy.


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Yea it takes me 5 minutes to get to the bulb itself


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Old 11-16-2017, 10:35 AM   #9
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mine is out too, im gonna have to do this. Picture of the bulb?


The orange piece. Twist it clockwise and it pops right out.


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Old 11-16-2017, 01:30 PM   #10
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thanks! I wonder if there are color leds that will fit in there...
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thanks! I wonder if there are color leds that will fit in there...


The orange you see is actually some sort of rubbery lens cover. It can be removed and itís clear under the orange rubbery covering. You could probably get some other colored lens covering


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Old 11-17-2017, 08:30 AM   #12
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thanks! I wonder if there are color leds that will fit in there...

There are, eBay is your friend ;)


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Old 11-17-2017, 10:51 AM   #13
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:38 PM   #14
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Definitely, do you know if its a T4?
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #15
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Please tell me that in 2017 it's an LED not a filament-based bulb....
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:49 PM   #16
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Please tell me that in 2017 it's an LED not a filament-based bulb....


2014, filament based.


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Old 11-21-2017, 06:52 AM   #17
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" Twist it clockwise and it pops right out. "
That has to be Japanese logic. Most would think it would be anticlockwise to release.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:50 AM   #18
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Please tell me that in 2017 it's an LED not a filament-based bulb....
It is the same on a 2017 same part number for the bulb

http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_U_201...PRKK_8715.html

on the iA it appears to be led there is no separate bulbs

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