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    How to....... Install dash LED's

    Just jumped into the how to guide on this and it doesn't seem to be working it doesn't load up but the rest do???

    Any one else had this problem ??

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    yes we know, will be sorted one day.
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    It goes something like this:

    Astra-Sport Disclaimer - Please note that this is a guide only and Astra-Sport take NO
    responsibility for any damaged caused to yourself or vehicle whilst using this guide. If you
    are unsure how to do something leave it to the professionals. Your Insurance and warranty
    might be invalidated if this modification is done.
    Thanks To Alan Mk4 for the 'How-To' :
    Replacing dash and centre console bulbs for LEDíS?
    Time needed; allow 4 hours.
    Tools needed; 8 x LEDís in Osram holders 1 x Single LED without holder,
    Long nosed pliers, Star head screwdriver, large and small headed screwdriver, and
    Patience!!
    1. Use the small headed screwdriver to remove the small panel in between the gear gaiter
    and the ashtry.Slide the screwdriver down the side and just lift it out.
    2. Open the ashtry, take out the inside sleeve. Remove the lighter surround. It (just clicks
    out) Next pull down the flap at the top to reveal the 4 screws. Remove these and putt in a
    safe place. The whole ashtray and surround will now pull out, be careful!! It is attached on
    the left of the lighter surround and should ease out. It should now be hanging out with the
    wires attached to the back of the lighter.
    3. Disconect both wires. The smaller connection holds the Bulb for the lighter surround,
    pull it out and replace with the single LED. Make sure you turn on your lights to make sure
    it works before you continue.
    4. Next you must take out any head unit and the cage itís in. You will see 2 screws inside
    the opening that are holding on the centre console, remove these carefully. Make sure
    they donít drop down!
    5. Now is the time to remove the console. Hold on to the bottom and slightly pull it
    towards you. Get the large headed screwdriver and slide it between the console and the
    dash just above and to the left of the MFD display.DONTí force it in, just try and make a
    small gap and get it in. As you ease the console upwards try and prise the console away
    using the screwdriver it should give way and release itself.
    6. Disconect the large connector behind the MFD display. It is a held in place with a clip
    that looks like a mouse trap. You will understand when you come to it : )
    7. You will now see all the wires for the Heater controls and the Hazard light. There is not
    much room to work here so just take your time.Dissconect the large yellow connector first,
    press down the small clip on the top and it should release it. Next you will have to remove
    the wires from there plastic holes in the heater control arms. Use your long nose pliers to
    un-hook them out of the holes. The wires are inside rubber sleeves which have plastic clips
    on them, these are clipped into small holders on the console(you will see what I mean
    when you get there).Take the plastic clips out of there holders and all you should have
    now is the last small connector and the hazard switch.
    8. Disconect the small black connector. The front of the hazard switch should
    Pop out using the small headed screwdriver. Switch the lights on and prise it off from
    underneath. Turn it off, the whole connector should now come out with a bit of
    encouragement.
    9. Now you have access the the back of the Centre console!! First you can change the
    bulbs in the MFD display using the long nose pliers. Take it easy and try not to rush.
    REMEMBER THE LEDíS ONLY WORK ONE WAY!! It is a 50/50 chance of them working the
    first time. After you put them in reconnect the clock and turn on your lights to make sure
    they work. If they donít remove the connector tw ist the holder 180 degrees and try
    again.Taadaaa!!!! This is what all the work is for. Trick lights: )

    10. Now change the 2 bulbs in the heater controls. Same as before, plug in the large
    yellow connector and see if they work. If not twist and they will work.PLEASE make sure
    you know they are all working before you start putting it all back together.
    11. Now is the hard part! Putting it all back together again. First reconnect the MFD display
    and the Hazard switch. Then the large yellow connector for the Heater controls. This is the
    tricky bit. Try putting the car into 1íst gear and take off the Handbrake
    , this will help you lie down so you can see the underneath of the console better. Have you
    long nose pliers ready. Start by the end wires farthest away from you. Using the pliers
    grab the wires about 1 inch from the end and hook them back into there holes in the
    plastic arms. You will know which wire goes into which hole as there is not much give in
    them. One is a wire and one has a barrel shape on the end that just sits in a holder. When
    you have the wires in the holes the rubber sleeves need to go back in the clips. Put the
    barrel one into the clip first by sliding it in. Then the other sleeve clips in on top of it. Both
    clips in the one holder. Next do the other wire and clip its sleeve into the holder.
    12. The rest is now a reversal of the removal. Just put the screws, headunit and ashtray
    back in.

    No pictures with that one, but there are pics that might help:

    http://madcoo.fotopic.net/c71696.html

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    sorry is this one a raw nerve.............

    Well thanks for looking into it

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    hey thanks M40COO i appreciate that.
    Have you done it yourself? vbmenu_register("postmenu_335260", true);

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    I've had the dash apart a few times !!!
    I just used rubber covers over the existing bulbs..works a treat

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    where did you get them from?? are they as effective though?

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    For red they're fine.....available in red or blue (blue ones are rubbish)
    Got them from Maplins, but cannot for the life of me remember what they're called.

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    cheers mate thanks for that

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