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Old 01-16-2010, 06:55 PM
tecqboy tecqboy is offline
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I've always just removed the cluster from the dash to change bulbs. What I've experienced is that it's not all that difficult to remove it. Once you do this for yourself the first time, you'll understand. And, I usually change all the bulbs while I'm in there. There are several high level integrated circuits on the VDO and I don't risk surge damage to them by disconnecting the battery. There are no mechanical connections to the cluster, just a big electrical plug and socket arrangement. There is a cover over the circuit board, but I don't recall if you need to take it off to get to the bulb in question. Last time I had it out, I changed the soldered in bulbs for the temp readout also. What I'd like to know is if anyone has replaced bulbs with LED's? There are now direct replacement LED's for most auto lamps.
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