[V8] Instrument Cluster light bulb questions
David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Wed Mar 24 10:24:18 EST 2004
> 1) how do I disconnect the wire harnesses without breaking anything?
Use a little screwdriver (or tough fingernails) to pry and slide the black clip up and away from each plug. Plugs will almost fall out.
> 2) What screws do I have to remove to accesss the illumination light
> bulbs? -The bentley diagram is too complex to see, and it looks like
> there are about 50 screws, most of which will be the wrong ones :-)
It's easy to remove ones you don't need to, though it's no biggie if you do. The ones to remove are the brassy 8-mm ones that hold the white plastic cover on. Note that access to the oil/oil/clock gauges is under a separate plastic cover.
> 3) - I have the bentley which shows I need holes 20 and 21 to replace
> the speedometer lights. - does anyone know the proper wattage light
> bulbs?? Most of the others seem to be 1.1 watts.
IIRC, there's two basic types back there, the orange based twist-ins and some other kind. The speedo lights are the same as the tach and fuel, and have the orange base. $4.00 each at the dealer, or ransack a junk car. I installed used ones the first time (a bunch of various ones from a 5000, which lasted a while, then others started to go out a year or two later. Though others may offer a less $$$ alternative, the second time I went in there I just got a bunch of new ones from the dealer and replaced 'em all.
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