Re: 99' ML430 How to change the vanity mirror lamps ??

If you look at the mirror and light panel, you will see that there is a space around the entire perimeter. Use a thin, flat object (such as a small
screwdriver or putty knife) to pry there, starting with the light side of the panel.
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- RODNEY


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Rodney T. Grill wrote:

Thanks Rodney....I'll try this weekend !
Phil
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How about the light/LED behind the fuel gauge?
Thanks, Bryan
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Flyingmonk wrote:

You have to remove the entire instrument cluster. It's not difficult, but you do have to be careful not to break or scratch any of the plastic trim. Start by removing the "D" panels on either side of the steering column - they are held in place by spring clips. Depending upon model year, the D panels may each have an extension that sits above the steering column, or, there will be a small third piece there that needs to be removed. Obviously, putting the steering wheel in the lowest position will help.
There will be plastic trim surrounding the entire instrument cluster that needs to be removed. It is also held in place with spring clips so just gently pull it toward you to remove it. Once this is done, you will see two (IIRC) screws on the bottom of the instrument panel that need to be removed, and two plastic "keeper" screws on the top. Remove these and the instrument cluster is now free. Ease it away from the dash and look on the back, from the top. You will see an electrical connection that is removed by releasing its locking lever. That is the only connection - the cluster should now be free. Just maneuver it out from behind the steering wheel (which may be assisted by releasing the steering wheel lock and tilting it up and down while manipulating the cluster).
You may find a spare bulb on the back of the cluster assembly. If not, any of the indicator bulbs will work, so if you do not have the fog light indicator enabled, you can use that bulb.
Good Luck!
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Thank you so much for your prompt ersponse, Rodney. I'll give it a try today and'll let you know!
Thanks again, Bryan
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