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Old 02-23-2003, 05:10 AM   #1
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How to replace bulbs behind cluster

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
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Old 02-23-2003, 05:12 AM   #2
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use a long screw driver...
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Old 02-23-2003, 05:14 AM   #3
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Step 2: insert a small flathead screwdriver to pry the cluster. be gentle!
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Old 02-23-2003, 05:21 AM   #4
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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.
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keep pulling...
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keep pulling but start pointing the cluster upwards...
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Step 4: this is the final position of the cluster before removing the connectors.
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Step 5: locate the 3 connectors.
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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)
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the open latch should look like this.
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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.
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Old 02-23-2003, 12:59 PM   #12
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Nice write-up Mr. gates.. Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2003, 01:58 PM   #13
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Thanks Harry. this job was very easy to do. and trust me, i'm no mechanic!
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what color did you do it BG?
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Old 04-02-2003, 12:07 PM   #15
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what extra steps do u need if u wanna change the dials inside
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