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post #1 of 6 Old 08-21-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a trick to removing the dash indicator lights

Only one is working. Is there a trick to removing them without removing the dash or climbing under?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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There are little tabs on the top, bottom and sides so they click into the cut outs. I managed to break almost of mine, but used a small flathead on the back side to press them in so they could be angled out.
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If you mean the direction indicators in the instrument cluster then you can reach under the dash and pull the bulb holder and swap the bulb by feel. There are about 8 to 10 bulbs in the cluster so make sure you get the right one.

It is much easier with your head under the dash and much more difficult if you have AC fitted to the bottom of the panel.

The cluster is fairly easy to remove, 4 butterfly nuts at the corners and it will drop backwards and down.

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next to the heater controls.

The ones I'm referring to are the rectangular lighted ones that are next to the heater controls.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-22-2013, 04:07 AM
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They have tabs on them and you have squeeze and push them out. I don't have any pics on my phone sure someone will post some.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-22-2013, 08:09 AM
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If you can get your thumb and forefinger wrapped around them, just squeeze them a little while wiggling them out. If they are originals, caution must be taken as the plastic housing may have become brittle and you risk cracking them while removing them.

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