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My instrument panel lights went out.how do i access them?

I can,t see my speedometer in my 1988 volswagen golf.how do i replace the bulbs?

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Yoi have to remove the instrument cluster,there are 2 bulbs.

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    First You Have to remove your front facia of your golf. To do this you have to remove the plastic covers surrounding your Light switches on the right and the hazard light switches on the left of your instrument cluster. You also have to remove your radio, the knob for the fan switch (just pull it firmly it will slide out), and also all the knobs for the fan setting sliders (They come off the same as the fan switch knob). You now have to find and unscrew all the screws holding the facia in place, once that is done the facia will seperate from the dashboard without much effort, if you encounter any resistance make sure you have found and unscrewed all screws. After all the previous steps you now reach behind the instrument cluster and remove the cable at the back of the speedometer (being the only cable attached to the instrument cluster). Remove any retaining bolts the cluster may have 9cannot remember out of my head if there are any). Remove the instrument cluster, the lights that went out are very small and deceiving at first, but they just twist out and are cheap to replace.

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See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the instrument cluster, first remove the trim panel by removing the lower fascia panel


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Fig. Fig. 2: With the lower fascia moved aside, remove the lower trim panel attaching screws ...


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Fig. Fig. 3: ... as well as the upper attaching screws


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Fig. Fig. 4: Then pull the entire instrument trim panel from the dash board


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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the instrument cluster


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Fig. Fig. 6: Rear view of the instrument cluster wire routing and connections

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