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Old 12-04-2010, 10:39 AM
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Insrumet cluster lighting

My instrument cluster (IC) lights need replaced. I was wondering if while I'm in there I should replace the dimmer rheostat(if thats what it is). Has anyone replaced the dimmer in their w123s?How difficult is it? My car is a 1984 300d>

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:56 AM
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I think most of the members think you should eliminate the dimmer and solder it straight through. That is if you stay with standard bulbs.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:04 AM
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Instrument cluster lighting

Thanks for the reply. Another question. Does the smaller bulb, I think its 1.2 w, come with the base or does the bulb pull out. I have the bulbs out and can remove the larger one form the base but cant seem to wiggle the smaller one out.

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