How easy is it to get to the dash lights ? Just drove home in the dark and
was crapping myself going past the M way speed cams (No street lighting on
this stretch). Bloke behind must have been wondering what I was up to doing
Buy one of those lights you plug into the sigarette lighter ;-)
Ok, quit joking. Haynes says you have to remove the steeringwheel but it is
Remove the cover under the steeringwheel, this frees two screw that hold
the rim around the dials in place. You need to unplug the four buttons on
the side. Removing this frees screws to remove the dials. Remove the
connectors from the back and the dials are free. The lights are in the
litte black squares on the back.
Are all lights out? Might also be a problem with the power or the dimmer.
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You migth need to lower/raise the steer, but that is no problem. Almost all
have a steer that can be adjusted. There are 15 to 20 bulbs behind the dash,
it is best to replace them all. They bulb are not really expensive,
about 50 eurocent. Don't buy them at Halfords, there they are a lot more
I can remove the dash many times last month, I had some problems with
the speed-meter cable.
When you have loosen all the screw and the instrument panel is now only
attached to the speedometer cable, do the following to release the cable
from the speedo meter.
Pull (rotate) the instrument panel on the right side toward, this will give
some space to put your hand behind the panel and release the cable from the
speedo meter, which is next to the clock or rpm-meter.
Don't try to put you hand behind the panel from the left side, there is just
enough space on that side to put your hand in. You might get some cut's in
your hand, just like I did :-(
So have a first-aid box in your tool-box, just like me :-))
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