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Lamps in VR dash (temp & fuel) gauges blown.Any ideas on how to replace them, thanks?

Buflina

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I have a VR Berlina and both the mentiioned gauges on my dash have no illumination. Does anybody have suggestions to what I need to do to put in new lamps. Also how does anyone know how the climate control screen colour is chaged to blue....lamp change???http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/images/smilies/woot.gif
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http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/showthread.php?t=20560

This how-to guide will help you get the instrument cluster out and the bulbs simply twist out the back.

You need to remove the climate control box and simply replace the standard bulbs with blue ones or leds. You will need to have a little bit of electronics to do it with leds.
 

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I didn't know that different colour lamps could be obtained. I thought the standard clear (if behind a cloured lens ) or light green as it appears were the go.
 

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Sorry about the late reply haven't been on`while, thanks all the same.
 

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So how did you go? All sorted?
 

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You might find that the bulbs arent actually blown... On mine it was that the globes were making poor contact with the PCB they were mounted to. I cleaned up the contacts on both the PCB and the globe holder with a little bit of wet/dry sandpaper and used some pliers to squash the contacts on the globe holder a little bit so they exerted a bit more pressure on the PCB... all was then well! :)
 

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You might find that the bulbs arent actually blown... On mine it was that the globes were making poor contact with the PCB they were mounted to. I cleaned up the contacts on both the PCB and the globe holder with a little bit of wet/dry sandpaper and used some pliers to squash the contacts on the globe holder a little bit so they exerted a bit more pressure on the PCB... all was then well! :)
Thanks for the advice I got it sorted out now. I actually had blown lamp on mine.
 
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