Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

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Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by Glowstone » Sat May 01, 2021 7:27 pm

Hi all..

Is it worth me getting new buttons for my standard radio...

Also, God knows what the previous owner was doing to the lighting dial... Its basically white (as opposed to black)... Scratched to hell...

Is it worth getting an aftermarket one.. Or are they crap?

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Re: Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by Papa Bear » Sat May 01, 2021 9:13 pm

Light switches seem to wear badly. Been looking for a replacement with auto on and all the ones I’ve seen in scrap yards are worn to white.
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Re: Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by Glowstone » Sun May 02, 2021 12:57 am

dammit...

yeah I wondered that!!

They still work...just looks naff...Ive seen some replacement units online but am unsure which is what...theres loads!

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Re: Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by Scoobysrt » Sun May 02, 2021 2:48 am

Maybe mask off the illuminated parts with liquid mask and paint it with a matt black would do for now?
They can't be that expensive from tps?

I'm not sure changing radio buttons on a standard unit is worth it though if even doable, I feel they may be only available as part of a new radio or at best a new facia.
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Re: Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by Glowstone » Mon May 03, 2021 1:07 pm

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Re: Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by the swan fiend » Tue May 04, 2021 9:16 am

I’ve got an aftermarket light switch on mine. It was about £7 from eBay. I haven’t had any issues with it. I think there are a few different types of plug on the rear though, so make sure you get the right one.


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Radio buttons and lighting switch worn

Post by Cabbs » Tue May 04, 2021 7:15 pm

I bought one from a salvage yard from a 2013 Touran which is the Auto light version and it has no wear at all. Only £5. I’ve also got a copy one from eBay which came with the auto light sensor and that looks pretty decent and was only £15. I plan on using the Touran one with the sensor if it works.


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