Re: How difficult to do?
It's a little bit of work (depending on your dash setup) but not worth
paying a mechanic's hourly rates. On my 96 Explorer EB it took 45 mins, and
I replaced ALL the bulbs with red LEDs - looks real neat at night.
Be careful about dislodging the speedo cable or the tranny indicator though.
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> >just how difficult is it?
> You didn't tell us what vehicle, but on my old-timer Ford.....it is not
> a fun job. The instrument cluster must be removed/brought forward, to
> get to the little-bitty twist-in bulbs that illuminate the gauges. The
> bulbs install on the printed-circuit board behind the gauges. The first
> time I had to do this, I replaced only the bad bulb.....a mistake! The
> next time, which wasn't all that short a time between problems, I
> replaced all of them....a much smarter move. I recall my p-c board has
> 6 bulbs. Messin' with that instrument cluster isn't something you want
> to do very often....it's not all that difficult a job, just a pita one!
> Dave S(Texas)