If all the instrument lights are out then you might want to check the
fuse first. The instrument cluster bezel has a few screws to hold it,
remove those, carefully pull the bezel out (you may want to pad the
steering column), then remove the screws for the cluster and pull that
Always disconnect the battery and wait 3 minutes to disable SRS.
Autozone's free online guide has some diagrams for the more complex 96
generation, but it should give you some ideas. Check your local Pep
Boys for 99's Haynes manuals.
Well, I managed to get at it yesterday. I can see why the dealer wanted
to charge $100 to replace the bulb (which only costs $1.59 after tax) -
it's about an hour's worth of work for someone who actually knows what
they're doing. Since I had no clue what I was doing, it took me about 3
hours. It's most definitely NOT a simple matter of prying up a cover and
replacing the bulb - you have to remove one part to get at another,
which you then have to remove to get at another, etc. Then once you
finally have access to where the bulb is, it's a chore actually getting
it out because most adult hands simply will not fit in there to be able
to pull it out or unscrew it.
Of course, the fact that I dropped a screwdriver bit way down deep into
the console didn't help matters :)
LOL! You expected anything different?! I bought one of those extendable
magnets to get those and screws out of places like that!
Of course...on my Grand Voyager, I wasn't that lucky...had to remove the
lower part of the dash...
I suppose I was lucky in the sense that I already had the appropriate
covers off, so it's not like I had to remove anything else just to get
at the screwdriver bit. I managed to get at it with a pair of longnose
pliers (I mean a longer pair than standard).
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