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Old 10-13-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Window lock button light?

Is the window lock button supposed to light up when all the other instrument lights come on?

I noticed mine doesn't.. Is this a common fix? Or do I need a whole new switch just to get the light feature to work again?


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Old 10-13-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Yes, it should illuminate like the other switches. I'd first check the connections and wires behind it, as I've seen the wires fray and break with age.

If it's the LED bulb, you could replace it yourself if you're skilled with a soldering iron, otherwise, part number for that switch should be #61316902184.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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Yes, it should illuminate like the other switches. I'd first check the connections and wires behind it, as I've seen the wires fray and break with age.

If it's the LED bulb, you could replace it yourself if you're skilled with a soldering iron, otherwise, part number for that switch should be #61316902184.
Oh yah soldering isn't a issue for me. The button itself works, its just the light doesnt come on when I flip the headlights ON and all the other instrument lights turn on.

This a special LED bulb or just a standard of the mill one will suffice?
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This a special LED bulb or just a standard of the mill one will suffice?
I believe any LED should work, but matching the color may be more difficult. Here's the last thread I saw on swapping LED bulbs (lots of photos): http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=818289. Might be useful to reference if you decide to go crazy.
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