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Old 21 Jun 2011, 05:16 pm
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Default How easy is it to change the lights in the dash of a 2001 Honda Civic EX?

One of the lights is dim and so it doesn't light my speedometer all the way up, and plus I'd much rather have blue lights coming through rather than the orangish redish color that's already in there, so how hard is it to do that? Is it something that can be done by me or should I take it to a professional? And also if you could provide a link to show in a video or something how to do it that would be awesome!
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 05:31 pm
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As to removing the gauge cluster: there are two phillips-head screws that go up through the black plastic shroud that is in front of the clear plastic lens for the cluster. At the base of the shroud, there are a few clips, so gently pry at the base of the shroud straight toward you to release those clips. Once the shroud is out, there will be four bolts holding the gauge cluster to the dash (they are at each corner of the cluster). They should have phillips heads, but it's easier to use a socket and rachet (size 8mm I believe). !!! Be very careful that the bolts are not dropped, as they may not be easy to get if fall into the dash!!! After they are removed, there are two wire harnesses that connect to the cluster assembly. It may take a little bit of wiggling and finesse to get the gauge cluster at the right angle to be able to unplug the connectors and remove the cluster from the dash. Replace the bulbs as needed, and reassemble in the reverse order.
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