While it is welcome information that I can get at the bulbs by removing
the cowling on the instrument cluster I do not know how to do this.
Does it screw off or snap off. There seems to be 2 screws in the front
of the cowling behind the steering wheel. Do I have to undo these to
remover the cowling?
Has anyone got any suggestions as to where might I might get a diagram
of how the entire dashboard is held in place and what is needed to be
undone to release specific parts.
Just dashed out to the car for my Haynes! All you should have to do is
undo the two screws in front of the steering wheel. Then the switches
round the steering wheel, and the plastic cover over the speedo should
be able to be eased towards you. You then need to remove cables on the
back of the switches to get the cowling off. I did this at my auto
electrician mates place a few months back. The only thing that will
hold the cowling is some clips at the back of it near the windscreen,
but a steady firm pull will get it off them. These instructions are
for a post '94 (i.e 300Tdi type) vehicle. When refitting the cowling,
you need to ensure that said clips engage as you ush the cowling back.
As for the bulbs, the manual says twist the bulbholder anticlcokwise to
remove. "most bulbs are integral with their holders, but some are
capless pushfit type". Be careful with the ignition/charging bulb -
that is a special bulb with a higher rating.
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