!How to replace instrument panel light bulb!

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LISA777
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I have a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, the light behind the fuel gauge is burned out. How do I replace it?


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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 12:07 PM

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Tiny
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Hello I am no mechanic but I have taken off many dashes off trucks and cars. If you could take some pics of your dash and under your stearing wheel and post them I can look at the best route for you to go.
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Saturday, March 24th, 2007 AT 12:06 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/27847_dash_1.jpg


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/27847_dash2_1.jpg

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
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Ok I cant tell much from the pics but this is what I think.

Under the steering wheel there is a cover held on by about 5 or 6 screws. Take that off and you may be able to get back and up behind everything and see the bulb that will come off with a twist and pull most likely.

OR........

The part I highlighted in red will have to come off. It may be held by pressure clips that with enough force they will unclip and maybe some screws here and there. You may have to remove the cover of the part I highlighted in green. That will be held with some screws behind any compartments that pull out of it and pressure clips. Once those pieces are off you will be able to clearly see screws to take off the gauge cover (clear) and the not clear cover should come off with that. After all of that is off you should be able to see where the bulb is located and it will come of with a twist and a pull.

Once again I am no professional but thats what I would try. Hope it helps ya out


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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 AT 11:46 PM
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The shroud around the gauges may be removable. If it is remove it and remove the gauge cluster. On the back of the cluser their chould be screw sockets. Remove the one that is burned out, and replace it and re install. If the shroud doesn't come out, you will have to remove all those other parts listed above. DC's for somereason makes it difficult to remove the gauges
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Thursday, March 29th, 2007 AT 10:48 PM
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PUNT1959
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This is what I did on my 2003 caravan.
Works well if you cannot find the PC74 bulb (bulb with the base) or want to replace original bulbs with LEDs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bf5w3AZR_0
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Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 3:12 AM

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