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Instrument light replacement

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wayne, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I am replacing the bulbs on the instrument panel. The origional ones look like they are some how connected to the little housing. How should I attach the new bulbs?
     
  2. rusty79beast

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    Some of the bulbs you can replace just the bulb, but other ones are permanently connected to the plastic housing and have to be replaced as a whole. You will need to take the dash completely out to do this. I just purchased some yesterday from NAPA and they were about $2.50/each. Hope this helps.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    MMMMmm I have no clue on any being permanently attached. I have had several clusters out and they all have had little black plastic holders that twist in and out. The bulbs slide in to the plastic cup/holder. The one to ash tray is on a wire(?) or fiber from bulb. I would shop around for better price on the bulbs as I got a box of ten (10) for $12.00
    Note: these were in 1983 to 1990 Chevy trucks/Blazers
     
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    Mine don't just slide in and out. The little metal connection is wrapped around the plastic housing and soldered to the sides.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I've got a '90 or '91 cluster and I don't recall any being soldered. That may have been a "fix" by a PO or dealer.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Makes note to find wayne and send him some good sockets from my parts pile..........*hint hint nudge nudge wink wink*
     
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    All done and back together. The bulbs come in the sockets and they were $17 for 10 of them.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Glade you got it done I would of sent you some.
    Remember if it ain't broke, Your not trying hard enough!​
     

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