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#1 smiley

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 11:48 AM

We seem to have come to a point where the aircon switch alternatives from the Ventra B are running out. :(

I was taking apart such old aircon switch, when i noticed the GM sticker on mine was actually from a heated seat button but with the aircon facade. :huh:
Somebody already did the old switcharoo it seems.

Here are all the parts of it for those interested.
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Here is the pin layout of all our VX220 switches. (front fog, head light and side lights = 4, rear fog = 5, hazzard = 7)
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After some googeling, most popular and available other Vectra B switches and their parts numbers are:

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If anyone tries any of these switches, let us know if:
- It works as a straight swap, by just swapping facade.
- If the small 2 lightbulbs section is maybe re-usable.
- What color the small light bulb gives when switched on.


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#2 Richard Hoogeveen

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:48 PM

Interesting Smiley, do you have any schematic what each pin is and how they interact with each other. I am still thinking of a complete replacement design that you can just click in the dashboard. Are you in possession of a complete original working unit ? 

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:28 PM

A much better looking replacement would be awesome, some cool switches off car builder solutions and an electronics whizz and we are away!


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 03:09 PM

I just need the small blue bit with the bulbs as all mine are dead.

 

Just been to a scrap yard but couldn't find any old vectra's - doh

 

Also looking at the led replacement kit, but that requires soldering and my soldering skills are low.

 

If anyone has those blue bits with the bulbs please let me know.



#5 smiley

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 03:29 PM

How about a vectra B heated seat button from ebay and roll the dice?

Worst case you get the soldering kit also, and practice on that?

 



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 03:34 PM

For completeness, the vectra B led kit that is for sale:

https://www.crazyled...-switch-diy-kit

 

And the manual they will send you when you buy it:
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Posted 14 July 2020 - 03:47 PM

Funny story: I ordered enough of those LED packs to light up a Christmas tree. Didn't realise it was 10 per pack  :mellow:

 

If anyone wants a pack, just let me know & I'll stick one in the post free of charge. One pack is enough to replace all the lights in all the switches except hazard I believe, which has a larger lamp.

 

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:11 PM

A much better looking replacement would be awesome, some cool switches off car builder solutions and an electronics whizz and we are away!


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If there was an off the shelf solution I would buy it straight away.

Damn switches, can barely tell if there on or off and always stick!

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 09:27 PM

Other Cars thé steal thé airbag, now we have to woring about they steel or lightswitches

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