Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

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Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by myglaren » 29 Oct 2016, 19:26

With a thin, blunt knife lift the centre of the surround until the tag clears the base

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then gently ease the whole surround forward and clear.

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Using a torx 15 remove the twos screws and lift the display clear, release the lock on the plug and remove the plug.

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On the back of the unit are three bulb holders, twist to remove then replace the blown bulbs.

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Bulbs are these! 12V 1.2W capless type 285 - eBay listing
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Re: Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by Carnie64 » 06 Mar 2017, 06:02

Thanks for posting, very helpful.
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Re: Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Mar 2017, 11:00

I don't suppose you know how to change the light bulb for the ashtray, Steve? Although I don't smoke I sometimes use it for little bits 'n' bobs, and it would be nice to see in there without having to use a torch.
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Re: Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by myglaren » 06 Mar 2017, 18:37

Didn't know there was one James. I keep spare change in mine.
Been wondering lately if there should be one for the fag lighter socket too - not that I use that either, other than recently for a voltmeter/thermometer/USB socket.
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Re: Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Mar 2017, 21:07

Yes, there is a light on the cigarette lighter. You will need to unclip the gear lever surround (and not just the leatherette sleeving) to get good enough access to the light bulb fitting (you can guess how I learned this). It is a normal capless bulb.
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Post by myglaren » 06 Mar 2017, 21:26

I'll have a squizz at that (one day)
Hopefully the same bulbs as the ones above as I have just bought another dozen.

I'm more interested in a bit of underdash/underseat lighting and will get on with it within the next few years.
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Re: Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Mar 2017, 21:40

I thought you were going to make a start on that on the 31st of next month! :D
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Post by myglaren » 06 Mar 2017, 22:14

30th of Feb but missed the deadline
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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Mar 2017, 22:18

:rofl2:
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Re: Replacing bulbs in C5 centre screen.

Post by Ferdens » 07 Oct 2017, 00:21

Changed mine for Smd's along with the rear number plate bulbs, glove box, side lights, boot and interior bulbs.
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