I had to replace the climate control unit. The full item included the bezel panel, which also held the clock and hazard switch, The AC functions correctly with the new unit, but the new hazard switch turns the ignition on, and the hazards or directionals do not work, nor does the instrument panel light up (tach, speedometer, fuel, etc). The clock and odometer do, but turn off when I switch on the instrument lights.
I then replaced the new hazard with the old one. This restored the hazard and directionals, but the instrument panel does not light up, only the clock and odometer, which go out when I turn the instrument panel switch.
Item of interest (and frustration): the new hazard switch turns the ignition on with out the key, and also lights up the instrument panel.
The item I purchased was listed as compatible with 98, 99 00 Honda accord. I did notice slight size differences between new and old units.
Evidently, there are minor changes in dimensions and even in wiring for a given model year. What do you suggest as my next step?
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 9:38 PM