Gauge cluster lights

Richard Oct 21, 2019

  1. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    So is it fairly easy to change out the T5 bulbs for the gauges on a 2003 XE?
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Are we talking about the main cluster or the climate controls?
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Main cluster primarily. Mine is so dim with how they are recessed. The climate T5's also?
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    The main cluster is actually 3 x 194 bulbs. Those are easy. The climate controls are like some weird extended T5 that I've never seen before.
     
  5. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Thanks
     
  6. Silver03offroadxterra

    Silver03offroadxterra Test Drive

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    Once you pull off the bezel there's three screws for the cluster and two wiring harnesses once u unclip those the whole cluster comes out nice and smoothly then changing the bulbs is a breeze
     
  7. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    So the bezel over the gauges just clicks in place?

    Thank you!
     
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  8. Silver03offroadxterra

    Silver03offroadxterra Test Drive

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    I had to remove my radio and temp bezel and the lower kickpanel to remove screws
     
  9. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Yes. You have to remove the kick panel, and center stack/radio panel. The cluster panel lives under all of those.
     
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  10. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Mine are the T5 after getting it apart. No one in town has them even Batteries and Bulbs. So have a led set coming from Amazon.
     
  11. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Huhwut? Pictures?
     
  12. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Should have put a coin next to it for reference.
     

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  13. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Are those for the individual indicators? Because I thought you were asking about general illumination. On the back of the cluster there's three larger lamp bases that hold the 194s which illuminate the entire cluster.
     
  14. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Mine are small lampholders.
     

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  15. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    On a side note. Not sure how many know that plain white toothpaste will polish scratches out of plastic.
     

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  16. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    So received T5 led's. Did have 2 of 3 bulbs burned out. But still so much nicer.
     
  17. Me!Here!

    Me!Here! Bought an X

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    Looks good!
     
  18. Zerksy

    Zerksy Test Drive

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    This is totally next on my list of lighting upgrades
     
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  19. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    I need to do this bad.
     

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