Replacing Heater / Climate Control Bulbs, How to Fix
Here’s what it looks like when your bulbs are blown (left 2 bulbs) and cause your climate control (Honda calls it heater control) to not light up.
Bulb, Neo-Wedge (A); Part number: 79609-S5A-003
First things first, if you have the stock radio make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, the write down the frequencies for the preset buttons.
Pop the sides off of the piece loose in the image. (Between the cups and the panel for the shifter boot there are two screws underneath that hold the pieces together. You'll have to pop up the panel first. Mine isn't screwed in so it's easy to remove.) They pull away from the console to remove. Once the sides are loose pull the piece away from the radio towards the shifter. Do not pull to much because there are wires connected to switches or electrical appliances that are connected to it.
Once the piece above is removed there is a middle screw on a metal plate. Only 1 screw. Remove that with the 8mm socket or a Philips head.
After removal of the screw, use your Philips head to pop up the entire stereo face. Pull it out a little bit to notice the wires behind it.
With the wires visible you’ll be able to see the plugs. Go ahead and disconnect those.
This image shows the plug for your climate/heater control. Unplug that.
Once that is unplugged pull the whole piece out. This part is now not necessary but it will make it a little easier to put the new bulbs in without having to fumble with a big unit.
There will be two screws on the sides of the heater control. Unscrew them and pull the heater control out.
You will see two white back sides of the bulbs. Use a flat head and turn it left 90 Degrees. It will unlock it and remove it. Put the new bulbs in and turn in right 90 degrees. It will lock in.
I plugged the plug for the heater control in and tested it. Here’s the results! It works!
Put everything back together. If stock radio put back the anti-theft code in and set back the radio station presets.
Set your clock and any other setting which you had.
Again I did this with my phone as my flash light and my camera beside me and the little if none at all light in the apartment garage.
Heater control lights up again.
Modified by oddmut at 8:40 AM 1/30/2008