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Dash lights are out 1986 t bird its the digital type

Do get behind it or remove the dash

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Yes, pretty easy to remove. You'll get behind it by taking off the "collar" plastic, pops right out. After that, there is a panel that holds bulbs. The panel folds forward to get it out. I cannot remember the bulb numbers, but you'll wind up buying like 12 of them or so. It takes less than an hour for me now, but the first time I did it took me like all day.


* Be careful with the gear selector pointer.
* Since your car is twenty years old (I have a 1987), I'd suggest replacing all of them.
* Use bulb grease, will reduce the opportunity for corrosion.


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