Having problems with your 1999 Saturn SL ?

How do I get to the instrument panel lights behjnd the dashboard. I already have dash cover off.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

In order to replace the lights in the instrument panel display you must remove the entire assembly from the dash, there is no way to access them from the back, no room to get your hand in there. here is how u do that
\015\0125.5mm socket
\015\0127mm socket
\015\012?mm socket (for steering column bolts)
\015\012Something small & pointy (small screwdriver works well, see step 5)
\015\012Flathead screwdriver
\015\012Step 1: Remove dash cover.
\015\012Step 2: Remove the lower steering column panel.
\015\012Step 3: Lower the steering column. There are 2 bolts holding steering column up to the dash substructure. Remove them, and lower your steering column, letting it rest on your seat.
\015\012Step 4: Unclip the wiring harnesses. There are 2 wiring harnesses attached to the back of the gauge cluster. Squeeze the tabs on the sides of the harnesses to release them from the cluster. They're tight, so it will take a strong squeeze, or you can pry at them with a flathead screwdriver.
\015\012Step 5: Remove the cluster surround. There are two 2-piece clips holding the surround/bezel in. Push the center circular pin in slightly, then pry gently out to remove both parts of the clip. You may be able to get it to pop out by pulling gently at the surround. Once the two clips are out, the surround should come out.
\015\012Step 6: Remove the cluster. At this point, nothing should be holding the cluster in, and there should be enough clearance with the steering column dropped to remove the cluster

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Refer to the above diagram that would explain you how you need to access the instrument panel lights.

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