RE: 2005 Caravan dash lights
Thanks Holtzer1. Actually, I suppose I just needed the center section of the entire dashboard removed. I found another posting where someone mentioned about pulling the trim from above the cup holders, removing a couple screws, and then popping the bezel from around the center of the dash. This seemed to work and I was able to get to the area where the bulbs were dying... right around the controls for the airflow (fan, rear control, and floor/dash/defrost selector). Much to my disappointment, I see that all 5 or so bulbs are small indicator lamps that are soldered to the control board. I yanked (well, I used a soldering iron..) one of the little bulbs off of there and sure enough it read open on a DVM. What a pain.... Here are a couple questions:
- Have these bulbs burnt out on any else's airflow controls?
- Any idea WHY all of them would be sequentially burning out?
- I am thinking it will probably be cheaper to install more indicator lamps than buy a new controller board. Any idea as to the specs or availability of these lamps?
On an apparently unrelated note, our DVD player (located right below this airflow controller) will no longer read DVDs. It will play CDs ok, just pukes out "ERROR" when attempting to play a movie. I may post this in another post, but thought I would add it here just in case if someone out there sees a correlation between these issues.