An Easy Fix For 07-14 Worn AC Buttons
Just thought I would share this with the community. So I am very meticulous with my truck, especially the inside. So when interior was only flawed by my worn out AC control buttons, it kicked my OCD into overdrive. It seems to be a common occurrence of the paint rubbing off the buttons allowing a big spot for the light to bleed through. I was just gonna buy a whole new unit until I discovered that a new AC Control Unit was at least $250 AND had to be programmed to the truck, by a dealership, for it to work properly... That is a lot of money for a minor cosmetic issue. If you have ever looked into this common issue, I am sure you have discovered the sticker "fix" that just covers the problem. This was not a true solution in my opinion.
So, I decided to try and find a cheap unit, with buttons still in good shape, and try to swap out just the buttons and keep my original "brains." I managed to find a unit, in perfect cosmetic condition on eBay for $45 with free shipping. Switching at the buttons took little to no effort with just little clips and four screws holding the unit together. An added bonus was that the outer screen also comes out with the buttons so that got replaced too!
My interior is back to being flawless for only $45. Hopefully this will help someone else who is as OCD as I am.
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