I just replaced my bulbs. It is a very quick and easy job.
1. Take off the two plastic caps from either side of the display.
(Theyre about 1inch X 1 inch each). Just slip a wide screw-drive in
at the top, and pop them out.
2. Unscrew the four star-headed screws holding the display unit into
the dash-board. Be sure you have the correct fitting for these screw,
they will be tight in place, and its easy to shear them and destroy
3. The display unit will come out now. At the back are three bulb
holders. Turn them 1/4-turn anti-clockwise to remove the bulb and
4. When you have the three bulbs and holders out, pull out the old
bulbs, and slip in the replacement bulbs (12V, 1.2watt).
5. Put the whole lot back together, and its job done.
If you make sure you have the correct tool to remove the star-head
screws, and the right bulbs, youll have the whole job completed in
about 15 minute
"Mick Whittingham" wrote
> In article
> >Hi Mike,
> >I have the same problem with my 4 year old 406; very dim, and
> >completely when the lights are on.
> >What is the exact type of bulb I need? I found three bulbs
> behind the
> >display, but i can't get any info on them at all.
> >Please help.
> >They are designed to go dim when the headlights are switched
> on this
> >perfectly normal.
> >You probably have a lamp gone in the radio display itself.
> >I have a 406 and the display is separate from the radio. I
> >yours may
> >be the same . In this case there are 2 bulbs used as a back
> light to
> >illuminate the display. New bulbs are about £1.30 each and
> very easy
> >to fit.
> OK Help!
> I have a 406 with no back light to the radio.
> Is there an easy way to replace the bulbs?
> Or is it a total strip of the front of the radio from the
> Mick Whittingham
> 'and I will make it a felony to drink small beer.'
> William Shakespeare, Henry VI part 2.
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