D I Y Replacing Faulty Dash Board Lights

smnt
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September 22nd, 2008, 2:17 am #1

For all those needing to replace dash (Tacho) board lights. Speedo lights.

Tools required are

Phillips head screw driver.
Bulb (9001006038) - Orange type. T10 bulb with a orange sheafing.

There are 5 screws holding the plastic dash board down.

2 right at the bottom, 1 in the middle, 2 where the taco is.

3 screws holding down the taco down. 1 on the top, 2 underneath the taco.



Back of the board.


to replace just twist the black backing of the bulbs and they pop right out.

Faulty bulbs


when replacing i tried using just the normal T10 wedge bulbs
you can see a slight difference from 0km - 120km as seen in the pic.


fixed and all back to normal.


Hope that helps.
Simon.
Last edited by smnt on September 22nd, 2008, 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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yanman
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September 22nd, 2008, 2:19 am #2

Bravo! Good write up!

Centre console lights? :P
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senza
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September 22nd, 2008, 9:18 am #3

Excellent, I just found the bulb in between 40 and 100 has blown in mine. Gonna have to replace it on Wednesday so this should come in handy :)
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Stephen
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September 22nd, 2008, 9:24 am #4

Thanks for the DIY. I have pinned this.
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sockjammer
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September 25th, 2008, 9:46 am #5

could you do this and change them all to blue or another colour?
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September 25th, 2008, 10:18 am #6

nah, looks arse if you just use colored condoms over your bulbs...

The blue comes out kinda greeny, use colored LED's if you can get them to fit.
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Kenshinnguyen
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October 1st, 2008, 1:16 am #7

do we have to disconnect the battery before doing this?
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September 16th, 2009, 9:31 am #8

nah easy as to do, i put full blue led set up in my dash, only problem being the light distribution was average because leds only emit light forwards but only took about 15mins to do the lot
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Kenshinnguyen
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August 2nd, 2010, 2:39 am #9

Very easy, took me 15mins first time.
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August 2nd, 2010, 6:04 am #10

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