gauges are tough. they have a green film rather than incandescent bulbs with green overlays. it's damn near impossible to remove that green film without damaging anything.hmm thanks for that, i might buy some for the guages!
slyvania says that mine should be like the guy at the top, those wedge type bulbs, but my sockets are different
does anyone know any good tutorials about removing the dash to get to the guage lights?
if you can do it, my hat off to you... and be sure to do a write up about it.
the dash comes off rather difficultly. here's how to do it IIRC...
you need to remove: the SID, the radio, the headlight switch.
there are two screws up behind the SID (one upper right, one upper left), one lower and right behind the radio, two up in the shroud for the instrument cluster, one up and to the left behind the headlight switch. 6 total, if i remember right.
you will also need to remove the protective covering over the steering column. 3 t-25 screws on the bottom. the top and bottom pieces come off. turn signal and headlight stalks come off with clips.
once this is out of place, the dash bezel pulls out and up, you have to remove ALL of the switches for the lights on the right, the fasten belts sign, etc.
what you want to avoid is when you remove the heating ducts with the bezel, there is a tube that connects to the bezel then to the duct. DO NOT remove it from the bezel side. if you do, you will be left with a puzzle (seemingly impossible) of getting the vent direction panels back into place.
once the bezel is removed, the cluster comes out with 4 screws, and i believe 3 wire connections in the back.
open up the cluster from the back, removing the ribbon cables and small phillips screws. eventually you will get to the bulb sockets.
in order to get to the green film, you have to further disassemble the
hopefully that helps.