HOW DO I CHANGE OUT THE AIRBAG BULB IN THE GAUGE CLUSTER

  • Tiny
  • fraviepayne26
  • 2004 Honda Accord
  • 113,036 miles

Airbags light bulb blow how do I take the gauges off and replace the bulb

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 1:47 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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You would need to remove the meter cluster to replace the bulb.

INSTRUMENT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Tilt the steering column down.

2. Remove the instrument panel (A).

A) Remove the screws (B).
B) Gently pull out along the bottom to release the clips (C) and hooks (D).
C) Gently pull out the upper portion of the panel.
D) With auto A/C: Disconnect the in-car temperature sensor connector (E) and the air hose (F).

3. Install the panel in the reverse order of removal. If equipped, make sure the in-car temperature sensor connector is plugged in properly, and the air hose is connected securely.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 4:32 PM
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I've done that I can't get the meters off so I can get to the circuit board to replace the bulb and I don't wanna break anything please help me I failed my state inspection because of my airbag light and I don't wanna buy a whole new cluster just over a bulb I can replace

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 6:18 PM
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Have you removed the screws holding the meter cluster?

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
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I didn't see any more screws in the cluster can you post a picture or something because I can't find anymore info on disassembling a cluster for and 04 Honda accord

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 5:23 AM
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GAUGE CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT

1. Remove the instrument panel, then remove the upper column cover.

2. Place a clean shop towel (A) under the gauge control module to prevent scratching the steering column or dash panel.

3. Remove the screws from the gauge control module (B).

4. Disconnect the 30P connector (C), and remove the gauge control module.

5. Install the gauge control module in the reverse order of removal.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 4:02 PM
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It still doesn't say how I take the cluster apart to change put the blown airbag bulb tho

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 4:09 PM
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I mean it still doesn't tell me how to take the cluster apart to change the blown airbag bulb tho

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 4:19 PM
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Sorry for the misunderstanding. I was thinking you have problem removing the gauge cluster. The rear cover of the cluster is clipped on. You need to pry the clips to get the cover off to get at the bulbs which are LED type and I do not know if parts are available.

Btw have you performed test to determine that it is the bulb that is faulty?

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 4:55 PM
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My airbag light is the only light that's out so it has to be the bulb

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 5:23 PM

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