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Hi there,

My dash lights are nearing the end of their life and it can be a pain to read the speed.

I was just wondering if anyone knew how easy or difficult it is to change them?

Cheers, 

Ben 

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The hardest bit is getting the speedo out. 

You might have to get the speedo cable off from underneath by removing the footwell plastics. 

After that its just a case of changing the bulbs for new ones. I would just get standard bulbs, led ones can start flickering after a while. 

 The bulbs have a soft green plastic cap on them for colour. Put that one and your sorted. 

When putting speedo back in test the bulbs work by putting the connectors back in first.(bulbs wont work if they are in the wrong way). Then do speedo cable last.

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The plastic caps are just for the colour, you will see what i mean when you get a bulb out

there might be more than one size but i cant remember. Im sure someone on here will know 

i think they are t5 wedge bulbs? 

Might be a couple of some t10 as well. Cant remember. They are not expensive so just buy a couple just in case, if not needed, keep as spare bulbs for front sidelights

 

 

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Most important thing i can recommend is buying the best quality bulbs for the clock lights i.e. osram. 

I had a couple of experiences replacing the clock bulbs with basic brand bulbs and they last less than 6 months and  you gotta redo it all again.

Osrams ive had in are years old and still good.

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Good job I haven't bought any yet, was going to get lucas ones as the guy who works in parts at my garage would've ordered those. 

I'll check out the osrams, thanks 

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Lucas bulbs are decent mate. Had good experiences with them too. Them or osram / philips would be my choice.

Not to knock the previous guy. I have tried those simply bulbs before in all sorts of bulb types. H7 h4 501 286 and they are shit. 

I mean they work for a short time. Few months but always go pop.

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Thanks bud, I've fitted some lucus 501s in there as it was just the Speedo that wasn't illuminating. It's much better now. Had a slight issue getting the cluster out due to the Speedo drive but all good now.

Cheers again guys 

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Good lad. They should last you well.

Yeh there is a plastic white over clip on the speedo cable end that you need to pull aside from the notch in the cable end whilst then sliding it down the speedo cable. Then a tug should get it off.

My fingers arent too fat so I was always able to get them behind the clock in situ to remove everything at the back, thankfully. :D

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