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Old 09-30-12, 02:21 PM
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thanks! I've been meaning to switch out one of the burned out bulbs as well, since it's been bugging me these last couple months!
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Old 10-09-12, 07:34 PM
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I'm assuming the heated seat worked and it just wasn't illuminated. That's the way mine is, just the drivers one
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Old 10-17-12, 05:16 PM
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Can't seem to use my fingers to pry the heated switch from console. Would a Moulding removal tool be easier? If so, I am game for purchasing one.

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Old 10-17-12, 05:42 PM
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Yes you could use a trim tool. If youre careful, you can try a very thin flat blade screwdriver (jewelers) with the head tapped over so you dont mar or scratch the plastic.
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Old 10-18-12, 01:15 PM
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Hey thanks for the tip.

I managed to remove the switch with my fingertips, this afternoon. Must have been tired yesterday.

Orderd the bulb from my Lexus dealer today. It should be in Monday.

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Old 10-30-12, 05:04 PM
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Great for future reference! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-02-13, 12:56 PM
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Excellent DIY. The pictures made it so easy to follow. Thank you very much.

The backlight of the side view mirror adjuster switch and the dash board dimmer switch are also out. Would you have the part numbers for those? I am assuming the LEDs for those too can be replaced? Thanks
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Old 12-02-13, 04:47 PM
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good stuff! glad I found this. $7 per bulb at the dealer.

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Old 12-07-13, 05:31 PM
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Following Tightlinez instructions, I've only slightly improved upon his fix. Here's a link to my thread on how to repair your light for $1.

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-...ight-bulb.html
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Old 12-08-13, 09:03 AM
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thank you!!!! please continue to make more of these DIY posts. very understandable
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Excellent writeup. Your instructions worked perfectly!
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Old 03-05-14, 10:09 AM
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This is exactly how its done although I used the Radio Shack item #272-1092 for 1.99, simple process and works great
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-...ight-bulb.html
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This is exactly how its done although I used the Radio Shack item #272-1092 for 1.99, simple process and works great
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-...ight-bulb.html
Same link was posted by the OP 3 posts above yours.
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Old 03-16-14, 10:32 AM
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To the OP, I hope you get this because this posting is pretty old. I tired your method with the OTHER side switch (the left one) and I was, surprisingly, able to just pull it out with my fingers. However, I could only pull it out as far as the bottom of the black switch part. I could not pull it out until I saw the harness like you showed in your excellent series of pictures. I didn't want to pull too hard and break something, but I pulled pretty hard. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get the switch fully out so I can access the harness to be able to separate the two, please? Is there something different about the left hand side switch than the right? Any help would be very much appreciated. That burned out bulb is really bothering me and it seems like such a simple fix! Thanks very much!
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I replaced the bulb in the left hand switch two weeks ago. Yes, the switch pulls out with your fingers, but in my vehicle the switch did not pull all the way out. I had to push the clip (as shown in the OP's photos with the red arrows) to release the switch from the wiring harness. When you push the clip, the switch will release and the harness will drop down into the abyss. After switching out the bulb, you need to fish out the harness using a bent paper clip or something along those lines.
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