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Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:10 AM

How to replace bulbs behind cluster
 
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Tools required:

1) long philips screwdriver
2) small flat head screwdriver (to pry out the cluster)
3) piece of cloth to protect your cluster from scratching (very important)

Step 1) Remove both screws

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:12 AM

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use a long screw driver...

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:14 AM

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Step 2: insert a small flathead screwdriver to pry the cluster. be gentle!

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:21 AM

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Step 3: this is the tricky part. place a piece of soft cloth on the steering wheel to prevent any scratches to the cluster. pull the cluster out towards the passenger seat. at first, it will seem impossible, but be patient. DON'T yank or force it out, be careful not to pull the cables behind the cluster.

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:24 AM

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keep pulling...

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:25 AM

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keep pulling but start pointing the cluster upwards...

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:27 AM

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Step 4: this is the final position of the cluster before removing the connectors.

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:30 AM

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Step 5: locate the 3 connectors.

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:33 AM

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Step 6: use the small flat head screwdriver to push down the notch to open the latch. (do this for all connectors)

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:36 AM

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the open latch should look like this.

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 05:40 AM

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Step 7: after u unlatch and pull out all the connectors, slowly remove the cluster.

locate the bulb you need to replace, and visit your closest dealer. bulbs are very cheap, .60cents each or something.

just remember not to touch the bulb with your bare fingers.
replace the bulb and re-connect all the connectors and don't forget to close the latch.

any questions, just pm me.

good luck. *th-up*

Harry 02-23-2003 12:59 PM

Nice write-up Mr. gates.. Thanks.

Bill Gates 02-23-2003 01:58 PM

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Thanks Harry. this job was very easy to do. and trust me, i'm no mechanic! :D

Mikester 04-01-2003 04:30 PM

what color did you do it BG?

SebSter 04-02-2003 12:07 PM

what extra steps do u need if u wanna change the dials inside


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