Mechanics

ONE NIGHT LIGHT OUT ON INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

1996 Toyota Camry

Electrical problem
1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

How do I access the instrument cluster to replace a failed light? There are two visable screws in the plastic bezel. Are there others? Will the bezel come out easily or with it shatter trying to loosen any clips?
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Wldrabbit
March 15, 2008.



Pry the bezel off around the radio and cd player, it is held in with only two clips on each lower side. Roll the bottom upward to release the rolled lip from the main bezel around the intrument cluster. Remove the two lower screws. Remove the two screws just above the instrument cluster. Pull outward and work the four or five clips free. Remove the wiring harnesses and uncllip the plate that holds the alarm LED and push it through to finally remove the main bezel. Remove the four screws that hold down the instrument cluster. Carefully pull the cluster forward making sure not to short it out. The lights are pressed into little baynet holders. Get the small ones from the dealer as the replacement ones don't fit. The larger replacement lights work fine but the little green condom covers won't transfer over. Don't worry about it, they work fine without them. Put it back together in reverse order.

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Wldrabbit
Mar 16, 2008.