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 Post subject: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:38 pm 
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98 el sapphire, dash lights have faded to the point were its almost impos. to see the kms and trip com,is the cluster stuffd or is this an easy diy fix?, have seen ppl who have done a led conv. , if it has to come apart is this(led conv.), smthng i should do(leds are better arnt they?, or can i just change a bulb?), any advice,commnts would b gr8!! :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:44 pm 
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I have the same problem as you mate.
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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Just check your globes and replace the stuffed ones, I personally don't like LEDs as they don't spread the light evenly. But each to their own.

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:28 pm 
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are you able to tell me how that is done??, do you havve to take all that facia off and half/fully remove the instr. cluster just to check/change the trip/odo bulb?

 

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:45 pm 
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You will need to remove the facia and cluster to replace the globes. Just follow the how to link, it's easier to check the globes with the cluster surround removed, then plug the cluster back in and switch on the lights, find the blown ones and replace as needed. I find long nosed pliers make life a lot easier with removing the globes. If it's the Odometer globe that's blown you won't be able to see the LCD at all as it's back lit... DO NOT use an LED for this, it looks s**t.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:03 pm 
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thnx "gettn sideways",much apreciated, will b next proj, if i have to pull it out i mite as well change all the bulbs(2 new ones), il pull it all apart and itl jst b dusty or smthn - lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Hi,

In my car the bulbs do not come out of the socket. They are replaced as a unit. Have you bumped the dimmer ? Outside of the headlight switch, 3 position. Bottom dull instrument lights, middle bright and top interior light on. On higher models it is variable, I think the Sapphire uses the base model body ECU.

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:51 pm 
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everything works fine, exept the trip/odo is barely visible

 

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 Post subject: Re: fading dash lights
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:00 pm 
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just went to take a picof the dash to upload and you wouldnt believe it or maybe its common knowledge but when i take a photo of it,with the flash on, in the picture thi trip/odo is lit up like brand new!!, you can read it no probs! so that tells me for sure that its just a globe

 

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