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Old 12-17-2007, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing Cluster lights

Hi guys,

I have sucesfully managed to take out the cluster from the car (97 528i) and it is lying in front of me but I cannot get to the bulb themselves. I have searched for these DIY guides on these forums, but cannot find em.

There are four clips, two on the top, two on the bottom but there is also something else stoping me from getting to the insides...there doesnt seem to be any screws. The clips are in red. I was told that I should turn the things that are in green 90° and it should open, but I cant seem to turn them with my fingers or without bending them

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Old 12-17-2007, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This might give you an idea even though is not for an E39. I'll keep looking!
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