How to replace your gauge bulbs
- Flat screwdriver
- #10 Torx bit w/ driver
- Small flat head eyeglass screwdriver, or pocketknife
How To Do It
Remove your instrument cluster using the instructions found here.
Depending on the year of your car, the next step may be easy or difficult. For mine, it was difficult. You need to remove the bulb from the little connector thingy. On mine, the bulbs were soldered in, but some years have connectors in which the bulb will just pop out.
If your is soldered in, you need to break off the wires holding the bulb in at the bottom of the connector, using a small screwdriver or pocketknife to pry and break the wires. You don't HAVE to re-solder the new bulbs if you don't want to.
Once you get the old bulb out, stick the new bulb in. If you had the soldered in type, you will need to bend the wires on the new bulb into the same location as was used with the old bulb.