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#1 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 01:51 PM
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Dash Light Replacement

I tried pulling the instrument cluster the other day to replace the light in the odometer. I used the instructions on the DIY forum, however, when I removed the 2 screws to pop out the cluster, nothing happened, that is the instrument clusted didn't budge... any ideal what I'm doing wrong, I'd love to get that fixed so I can see the milage without shining a flashlight into the darn thing...
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there still may be plastic clips holding it in place...


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yes there are two tabs that the screws go into, ill update the FAQ if it isnt in it, but use a flat object like a dull butterknife or a pick if you have one to pry it out.



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to loosen the cluster, use the thin flat screwdriver and pop down one of the tabs that the screws were passed through.
i did mention about the tabs

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Thanks... The instructions I downloaded off of the BMWDIY forum make no mention of tabs. They read "Remove the retaining screws" and "Slide the cluster forward".... I'll try this today...
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lol always check our FAQ's as well , most of them were done by guys who have done the procedure and know what little pitfalls you may encounter.

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The best way so you dont scratch stuff up is after you remove the screws use the same screw driver and stick (mine was a hex) in one of the holes that held a screw and use that to pull the thing out

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