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Need to replace burnt out dash board lights 2001 Toyota Corolla

Need to replace burnt out dash board lights I have remove the 2 screws and removed the trim. There are 3 or 4 screws holding the instrument cluster. This is where I stopped. How hard is to remove the cluster to get to the lights

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    two instrument lights are are out. I removed the panel from under the dash but could not access the bulbs from in back of the instrument cluster

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Just remove the 4 screws and then slowly pull the cluster out and reach behind and disconnect the plugs on the back of the unit and then remove the cluster. The bulbs can be removed by turning them and pulling out.

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