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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-03, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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need to change globes on AU instrument cluster,AU double din radio & T-Bar selector as it is rather dark at night with blown globes.Anyone give me any clues,looking for an easy way


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Taximan - there is no easy way. you have to remove the instrument cluster to do the dash, at least loosen if not completely remove the centre console for the T-bar light and remove the radio, plus the fascia to get to the globes.

All up it's about 2 hours work! And I did it for fun, not because I had to!

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JCV8-shame your in canberra as you do this for fun you could do mine,as I am basically lazy I always look for an easy way.more fun driving cars than fixing them

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If you were in Canberra I would be only too glad to help. I have as much fun fixing/working on them as I do driving them.

Believe it or not - the instrument lights are actually the easiest to do - I would do them first, then do the others if you still need more light.

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what is the best way to start with the instrument cluster?
I mean how best is it to remove it?
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There's a thread written by T3man that gives excellent instructions on how to do this - I re-wrote it to suit the way I did it. I'll try to find one or both threads and post the links in here.

Found One: (You can use allen keys instead of bending a screwdriver - when you read the thread you'll know what I'm talking about).

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Well I change the dash globes,broke some plastic clips on the clear lense but looks alright when back together.Globes aren't cheap though $3.50ea. for the instrument ones & $10ea. for the odometer ones.Still would like to know how to pull the radio apart to change those globes,not going to worry about the T-Bar light as looks like to much work

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