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Instrument Panel Cluster Light's

I have a 1998 Buick Regal,The Trip Odometer light is out and I would like to fix it.
Will I need to turn off the Air Bag or just remove the Negative Battery Cable.
All the lights in the instrument panel cluster work except the one for the Odometer.
I would appreciate any help that I could get.
Thanks.
Jay Brown
Charleston S.C,

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Remove the instrument cluster. Un-plug the attached wiring harness. Lay the cluster on its face and un snap the black plastic cover over the PC board. Carefully lift the PC board off the gauge assembly. When you turn over the board, you will see four small surface-mount resistors burned and or fallen off the board. They are grouped together on one end of the board. You will need to replace them with four 120 ohm 1/2 watt resistors.

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Pull the panel fuse or disconect the ground from the battery

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