I've done this before. You have to remove the cover for the gauges and speedometer, which is on a sort of a circuit board. The whole thing comes out in one piece, or did on the car I was working on. Then you just locate the burned out bulb, go buy a replacement, replace it and you're good to go, It's easier than you might think.
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It is most likely the bulb behind the instrument cluster specifically for the speedometer are. You must remove the cluster and replace the bulb. If there is no bulb then you will need to replace the cluster. I would call the dealer prior to determine if they sell a bulb for your cluster.
These lights for the dash are controlled by a rheostat instrument control dimmer switch next to the main light switch for the headlights, it is either turned off (have seen this dozens of times) or it is defective. Below is a picture of the switch assembly I speak of. The thumb wheel next to the knob is the dimmer control.
Almost all of the dash lights are located behind the insterment bezel, that is where the speedometer and fuel gauge etc are located. The bezel is held in place by screws and clips. You must remove the bezel to replace the bulbs. Check you owners Manuel for the correct type of bulbs you will need. When you remove the bezel pull back carefully, so as not to harm the wiring. You can even do this with lights on so you can see what bulbs are out. Most cars and trucks you just turn the bulb about half a turn and the bulb and with wiring come out. This sounds complicated and difficult but is not. If you think the wiring is not to good of shape then disconnect the the positive battery cable. Sense I do not know what year and type of Toyota this is some what vague. You can purchase a Manuel for your vehicle, at any parts store for around $20.00.
Well you can please follow the below steps - 1. Remove the two screws on the underside of the dash cowl. 2. Pull off the trim bezel that surrounds the gauge cluster and dash assembly by pulling it forward with your hands. 3. Remove the four screws that hold the gauge cluster in place. 4. Slide the gauge cluster forward, and remove the electrical plugs from the back of the cluster. 5. Replace the bulbs that are blown. Turn each bulb counterclockwise to unlock it from the dash cluster assembly, then pull the bulb straight out of the housing. Insert the new bulb, align the tabs on the bulb with the notches in the back of the cluster and turn it clockwise to lock it into the housing. 6. Reassemble the dash. Assembly is the reverse of disassembly. Post comments for more help or information........
yeah its just a bulb all you have to do is find a repair manual for it most autoparts stores have the one ur looking for that way ur not breaking things and taking off dash peices you dont have to take off but ur gonna have to get behind the dash to replace it.. its not hard just time consuming
just pull off the bezel on the dash by unscrewing it and then unscrew the gauge assy.and pull it towards you enough to reach behind it and twist the rectangular light socket to the right a it should come out, replace the bulb and put it back in by twisting to the left, then put everything back together in reverse order. it takes bulb size 194. good luck
Just fixed this myself. I found a used USDM meter/gauge out of a 1995 SI on EBAY for $200. However, I have a VTEC engine that redlines at 7500 RPM and the SI's redlines at 6500 RPM. Easy to fix by swapping the face plates inside of the meter/gauge. If your issue is the bulbs they cost a lot... around $250 each. But if your lights went out simultaneously then the bulbs are not the issue... it's the power supply where the bulbs plug into and that's located behind the drivers dash speaker (very easy to remove with only two screws holding it in). This part is more expensive at around $350, but cheaper than buying two bulbs. Scroll through every page of honda prelude listings on EBAY and you may just get lucky like I did. Hope this helps.