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    Centre console Time stopped working???

    Hey guys.. On the centre console at the top where it displays date/time and outside temperature.. That has stopped working.. All other dash lights work fine, including heater control lights etc.. I think it has something to do with the cold weather as it was working fine yesterday before all the snow... Maybe blown a fuse? Any ideas?

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    does it light up with the lights? or completely gone.

    Id personally invest in a multimeter from ebay for things like this

    Like this if it comes with the test leads
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Digital-Pocket...item588511e518

    If not then this will do fine.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/600-005-mini-d...item4a9d37c39a

    I Cant remember how these are fused, but it is possible the MFD is on its own fuse as well as maybe 1 or two small things that may have been optional extras.
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    It doesnt light up at all!

    What is the purpose of the multimeter? Sorry i dont have the foggiest

    Thanks for the reply pal

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    check the fuse first, i installed my stereo and the fuse popped and the screen went out, so it could be that, i think its fuse 34 in the fuse box under the drivers knee
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    Cheers pal

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    Also shine a torch or something on the display and see if you can see the time etc very feintly. If you can, it may be the bulbs inside. And yes it is fuse 34.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdevlin86 View Post
    Also shine a torch or something on the display and see if you can see the time etc very feintly. If you can, it may be the bulbs inside. And yes it is fuse 34.
    Hey pal, yup this is the case.. Today the sun was shining over it and I could see the time.. And it was the correct time, so that must mean it's been working all this time? What does it mean? Bulbs have gone? How do i replace these?

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    You will have to remove the full console I'm afraid. how to is here

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...al/console.pdf

    The MFD is screwed onto the console by two screws. Remove these then you can release it. The bulbs are type 509t, and can be found readily on the internet and most auto shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdevlin86 View Post
    You will have to remove the full console I'm afraid. how to is here

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...al/console.pdf

    The MFD is screwed onto the console by two screws. Remove these then you can release it. The bulbs are type 509t, and can be found readily on the internet and most auto shops.
    Thanks for your help pal

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    What year's your car mate? If it's pre 2000 you could even put some coloured bulbs in there...
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