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Instrument panal can anyone tell me how hard it is to get behind my instrument cluster to replace bulbs on 2002 ford f-150 or how to get to them? thanks.

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You will have to remove the cluster. Which consists of removing the bezel or trim around the cluster and the bolts holding the cluster in

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