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Old 06-25-2003, 04:09 AM
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Question Preventative maintenance on back of dash panel

Hello! It looks like, at some point, I get to pull the instrument panel from my car. The glow plug light appears to have gone out; judging by how the lights dim and how the car still starts like normal, I assume the glow plugs are working normally, but I'm gettin gno light whatsoever. This isn't a huge concern as I'm used to waiting a few seconds and don't need the light per se, but at some point i want to fix it anyways 'cause I'm like that.

I presume that it'd be prudent to replace all of the illumination and indicator lights while I'm back there, but is there anything I should do as a preventative measure while I've got it apart? AFAIK, the odometer and trip odometer are still working properly (it's possible that they've slowed down, but I don't know), and everything else is, for the most part, working normally (the rheostat for the lights could be better, but it could be a lot worse too, so I'm not ready to replace that yet).

Thanks in advance! Again, this isn't high-priority...just something that I may tear into in the next few weeks.
2001 VW Jetta TDI, 5 speed, daily driver
1991 Ford F-350, work in progress
1984 Ford F-250 4x4, 6.9l turbo diesel, 5 speed manual
Previous oilburners: 1980 IH Scout, 1984 E-350, 1985 M-B 300D, 1979 M-B 300SD, 1983 M-B 300D
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