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Offline Duff51

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Dash light bulbs and such
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:03:38 PM »
Hi
 I have a silly question, I have the Eagle manual MR 251 in the area of replacing light bulbs it gives ya details on the dash lights ( a how to do it ). I have removed the screws suggested but I can't get the darn dash to tilt backward? What am I missing? Do you have to feed the speedo cable in to give you slack to tilt the dash out on top of the steering column? I hate using a flash light to see how fast I'm going, of course the light shinning on the clock still works go figure!
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Re: Dash light bulbs and such
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 08:09:14 PM »
It's been a while since I've removed mine, but if I remember correctly, I unhooked the speedo cable from the transmission (don't have cruise control) to give me slack so I could pull out the cluster.
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Re: Dash light bulbs and such
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 08:14:21 PM »
Many thanks eagle freak I will give the speedo cable disconnect a shot.
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Re: Dash light bulbs and such
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 08:59:50 PM »
Probably the speedo cable, like eaglefreek said, I think if you have cruise you might be able to disconnect it along the firewall too, never done it but have read that somewhere
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Re: Dash light bulbs and such
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 02:47:17 AM »
It is easier to remove the radio when trying to disconnect the speedo than you can shove your arm through that hole.

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Re: Dash light bulbs and such
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 06:57:18 AM »
I've also been able to reach up under the dash and remove the speedo cable while lying on my back, and I think I also removed the package shelf under the dash for easier access.  Good luck.
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Re: Dash light bulbs and such
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 08:12:24 AM »
On mine I removed the radio and then found I could get my small hand in behind the cluster and get to the bulbs. Found this out the hard way. I had my cluster out to change the non working tach to one of Vangremlins working replacement ones and while I had the cluster out seemed like a good idea to change the bulbs too. Put the cluster back in and finally got the speedo cable back on and thought I would check the lights before going futher. Glad I did one did not come on. Thats when I discovered I could reach the bulbs without removing the cluster again and the pita speedo cable.
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