How can I get the dashboard lights brighter

Tiny
SAMUELEWIS
  • 1993 MITSUBISHI EXPO
  • 65,000 MILES

1993 mitsubishi expo. Dashboard lights are too dim, even with the dimmer control up full.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 3:01 PM

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Tiny
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Had car since 93? All lights working? Really no way to make brighter than what manufacture designed.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Try changing the bulbs. Most of these bulbs have a plastic covering and when these ages, they cloud obstructing the brightness of the bulb. When bulbs ages they tend to dim as well.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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No, just bought car. I figured it was bulbs, but not sure how to access them. Can you help?

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Removal & Installation

Disconnect negative battery cable.
Remove cluster hood.
Remove cluster mounting screws.
Disconnect necessary electrical connectors.

Remove cluster.

To install, reverse removal procedure.

Fig. 8: Instrument Cluster Components

Courtesy of
MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF
AMERICA.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 4:03 PM

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