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#1 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 09:30 PM
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Hi one of the lights that lights the gauge cluster has burned out. It is noticeable at night time and I would like to replace it... Is it easy to take the gauge cluster out and is the light a LED or regular filament bulb?

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Originally posted by Silverstreak@Feb 16 2005, 09:30 PM
Is it easy to take the gauge cluster out and is the light a LED or regular filament bulb?
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It's small filament type bulb. Very tiny bulb.
The bulb is available at the dealer for $2 or so. It's relatively easy to access behind the cluster. Search for "cluster" in the discussion boards" for the procedure. If you have tilt steering wheel, it'll make the job easier. If you don't have tilt wheen, then center the steering wheel before you start taking the screws for the cluster. You don't have to take the cluster out completely. Once you can see the behind of the cluster, you will see the bulbs.

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I replaced all my bulbs last weekend (preventive maintenance) whilst putting in gauge rings. You need three, and it should take you less than an hour. Here's a DIY I used, it explains it well enough....{CLICK HERE}

It turned out ok, I guess....
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I replaced all my bulbs last weekend (preventive maintenance) whilst putting in guage rings. You need three, and it should take you less than an hour. Here's a DIY I used, it explains it well enough....{CLICK HERE}

It turned out ok, I guess....
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