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Bulb out on my dash cluster tried to repair (1/5)
 12/7/21 4:41pm
aldocar
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Winter is on the horizon but I took 3 nice rides in December.  I noticed a bulb was out in the cluster. I was able to pull all the plastic of with out breaking it . I was able to pull the cluster so that I had access to the two electrical connectors but for the life of me I could not figure how to pull them off. I removed the neg connection on battery to avoid shorting it out. I said F.... it and put every thing back all is good except now the rpm number is only showing part of number graph works.

I have the bulb kit but I guess in the spring I will take it apart and bring to a mechanic to pull the connectors then I will replace all bulbs but something else may go wrong.  

If the mechanic removes the connectors can I drive car home?  Then I can replace all bulbs and if all is screwed up I can have cluster rebuilt.  Is the derivable with cluster not connected.  Thanks for any help.



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Re: Bulb out on my dash cluster tried to repair (2/5)
 12/7/21 6:12pm
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aldocar said:

Winter is on the horizon but I took 3 nice rides in December.  I noticed a bulb was out in the cluster. I was able to pull all the plastic of with out breaking it . I was able to pull the cluster so that I had access to the two electrical connectors but for the life of me I could not figure how to pull them off. I removed the neg connection on battery to avoid shorting it out. I said F.... it and put every thing back all is good except now the rpm number is only showing part of number graph works.

I have the bulb kit but I guess in the spring I will take it apart and bring to a mechanic to pull the connectors then I will replace all bulbs but something else may go wrong.  

If the mechanic removes the connectors can I drive car home?  Then I can replace all bulbs and if all is screwed up I can have cluster rebuilt.  Is the derivable with cluster not connected.  Thanks for any help.



What year?

The red car in photo?

Re: Bulb out on my dash cluster tried to repair (3/5)
 12/8/21 8:58am
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1988 with 84000.



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Re: Bulb out on my dash cluster tried to repair (4/5)
 12/11/21 9:03am
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Yes it is drivable without the instrument cluster. Check out batte.com. He does a lot of rebuilds for C4 instrument clusters

Re: Bulb out on my dash cluster tried to repair (5/5)
 12/14/21 6:55pm
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I checked his site that's were i purchased his led bulb kit seems like an honest guy.



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