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  • Added on: May 14 2013 06:00 PM
  • Date Updated: May 14 2013 06:04 PM
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  • Tools Required?: Electricians Screwdriver
  • Time Taken?: 10 Minutes
 


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Fitting Blue Illuminated Window/Window Heater Switches

Posted by DanGersFord on May 14 2013 06:00 PM

After recently changing my window/window heater switches from standard green to blue illumination I thought i would do a quick guide on how to swap them over.

 

 

Window Heater Switch

Use your electricians screwdriver to prise the heater switch out from its housing in the following positions:

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You then can pull the switch from the housing to unplug from the wiring which can be done by pushing the small release button hilighted in red in the following picture:

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You simply then plug the new switch in and push it back into position and you have the following:

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You can see the original colour of the switch if you look at the heater control panel below:

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Window Control Switches

 

To remove the window switches again use your electricians screwdriver to prise the window switch out of its housing, I would recommend using a cloth to protect the plastic edge where you dig your screw driver in or you'll end up marking it slightly as you can see I have :lol:

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It is quite difficult to remove the switches but stick at it and you'll soon have them out. You then have the following:

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Note the red circle hilighting the push button to release the first plug from the switch (drivers side has 2 plugs/passenger side has one) remove this plug first of all then this allows access to the push button the release the second plug hilighted below:

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Once both plugs are disconnected, simply plug in your new switch and pop the switch back into its housing.

 

As stated earlier the passenger side switch only has one plug to disconnect:

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The switch is removed in exactly the same way as the drivers side switch.

 

Once both switches are in you have this:

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I bought the blue illuminated switches from ebay but if you're handy with soldering its realy easy to take this switches apart and change the LED to a blue one.

I ALSO HAVE THE BLUE ILLUMINATED HEADLIGHT SWITCH AND WILL BE UPDATING THIS GUIDE TO INCLUDE HOW TO CHANGE THAT WHEN I HAVE FITTED MY FRONT FOGLIGHTS AS I HAVE GOT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH WITH THE ADDITIONAL FRONT FOG LIGHT OPTION. I'M ALSO GOING TO ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE HEATER CONTROL PANEL TO BLUE ALSO ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS POSSIBLE.

 

 

Why not check out my guide to change your speedo illumination colour also: http://www.fordowner...it-fiesta-mk-6/

 

Thanks for reading my guide hopefully its usefull to someone.