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#1 Durania

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:55 PM

I got the 60k mile cluster out of my other brat and am getting ready to put it into my blue brat, the one in my blue one is wore out and half the lights do not function. I want to input the new cluster with all brand new bulbs and would like to know which bulbs and how many of each they take.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:08 PM

um... I dont know which ones but I think radio shack will have most of them, or ones that it can take!!! so take it overthere and make them work you have a question, they have an answer!
just dont over do it on brightness, you dont want anyfires!

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:25 PM

I got all the bulbs for it today at the auto zone, about $40!!! Easy part was getting the old cluster out but the biggest PITA is getting the new one back in. Any tips?

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:33 PM

Remove the metal plate that holds the top of the cluster. When you get the new one back in place you can slide that plate back in and screw it all together.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:11 PM

The part that I am stuck at is that I can't seem to get it in there just right, I am having clearance issues in the back with the black and white circular plugs that go into the back, I cant seem to keep them plugged in and still get it to fit back in there. Its like its getting caught on top of the climate control panel.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:21 PM

Are they the same size bulb? or did they have one that fit but has a bigger bulb holder??? or did it use the same ones... can you notice that I am confused... :)

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:24 PM

Are they the same size bulb? or did they have one that fit but has a bigger bulb holder??? or did it use the same ones... can you notice that I am confused... :)


There are two different sized bulbs used in the guage cluster, small ones that look like Christmas lites and bigger ones, ill try and get the exact part number but they are the same that go into the climate control area as well.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:27 PM

hmmm... are they trimmable??? like could you slice enough off of them to make them fit but first, do these have little plastic holders on them that you fit them into the slot and turn it?? or are they just plane bulbs that fit in there.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:30 PM

I took a pair of needle nose pliers and just swisted them and they come right off the back of the panel.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:33 PM

The part that I am stuck at is that I can't seem to get it in there just right, I am having clearance issues in the back with the black and white circular plugs that go into the back, I cant seem to keep them plugged in and still get it to fit back in there. Its like its getting caught on top of the climate control panel.


Hmmm.... If you've got limber hands and can reach up in there through the bottom, put it in and plug them up afterwards.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:34 PM

ok so they are like normal... I am taking automotive service technology and, at EVIT they teach you from the basics with all of the oldest equipment first, but I didnt think 20 years back, wow, I just wanted to make sure that they were the same as I was thinking

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:50 PM

Hmmm.... If you've got limber hands and can reach up in there through the bottom, put it in and plug them up afterwards.


I am sort of lacking in that department, any other thoughts and ideas? What about dropping the steering column?

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:51 PM

you could if you want to spend a wee bit geting eveything backtogether again, that should give you more room, but could you remove or pry a little bit the climate controll so you can fit it in there?

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:54 PM

That would work too... Its just 2 12mm nuts... Would give you a little more moving around room.

Too bad you aren't a little closer, I've had these swapped out in 15 minutes or less.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:38 AM

Thats it, Its settled, you need to get to Bratman Quick, Its the ONLY WAY :grin:

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:53 AM

Wish I was closer, the fifteen minute project turned into a two hour one today that ended with me getting pissed and driving my toyota instead.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:20 AM

OH NO YOU DIDNT SAY TOYOTA... lol just kidding, I love my dads 04 taco to death!




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