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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:55 pm 
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Hey all.
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Ive got a problem with my dads EL Futura. Basically, when the ignition is turned on everything lights up as per normal on the dash except the little lcd panel where the odometer, trip meter and service spanner thing are.

I only noticed this when driving at night as during the day there is a faint-ish glow that can just be read.

The car recently had a new HU installed and Im starting to think that the clever installer at the large Hi Fi company may have stuffed something up!? :evil:

Any help would be most appreciated.
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:59 pm 
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theres a bulb behind the LCD panel which blows out - its a s**t little thing that costs sweet fa, but takes a wee bit of time to replace :wink: you need to take the dash surround out to take the cluster out to get to the bulb! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:00 pm 
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and that bulb would probably have blown when the stereo was being done I guess...... ah well, looks like a bit of painful work for me.

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:15 pm 
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not necessarily - they go on a regular basis, so it could have been a coincidence - i know of many a falcon that has had it go! my mates parents were quoted $90+ from ford to replace the bulb :?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:34 pm 
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$90?? :shock:

I guess they'd probably do it a lot faster than me.

How long do you reckon it would take me to do? Id rate my ability to take stuff apart and put it back together again fairly highly!!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:36 pm 
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20mins first time or so to learn where all the screws etc are! :P its pretty basic really, its just most people can't be a***!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:42 pm 
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Anything to save me giving my money to someone else for something I can do myself and maybe learn something at the same time!!! :)

Anything that goes wrong with my car (EF) usually takes me a few hours trying to figure it out first before the gregories manual comes out...... but it I ever need to fix the same thing again!!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:45 pm 
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any idea what type of globe it is?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:48 pm 
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go to fraud spare parts & they'll get the right one for ya :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:15 pm 
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:04 pm 
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Cheers guys!

Hopefully I dont break stuff in the process!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:16 pm 
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easy job to do.

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Back of the cluster for reference, you'll be replacing the white one in the bottom/middle.

 

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