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Speedo lights on 1996 bmw 318is very dim

The speedo works but the lights are very dim compared to the service and inspection lights below. i have the panel light adjuster on high but it makes no difference. is this an expensive problem or could it be a fuse

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Your instrument cluster has replaceable bulbs in the back of it. It is possible that 1 or two of the bulbs have gone out. If you are somewhat mechanically inclined, you can get the cluster out. It is best to remove the steering wheel to get the cluster out. Only a few screws hold the cluster in. I would recommend replacing all the bulbs while you have it out. Also, make sure and replace 1 bulb at a time, you will have some holes that do not have a bulb, depending on the vehicle equipment options.

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