1999 Saturn SL2 instrument lighting

Tiny
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  • 1999 SATURN SL2
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1999 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

The light on the odometer is not working. All other instrument lights are normal. The owner's manual calls out a lamp for this.
How do you gain access and replace the lamp for the odometer?
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 AT 10:01 AM

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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1999_sl2_disable_air_bag_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1999_sl2_removing_cluster_1.jpg


First of all thank you so much for your donation.Theres the information on how to remove the cluster.There are no screws holding the cluster bezel though its held in place by push clips.If you push the center of the clip in till it clicks then you can pop the clips out with a small screwdriver.Also it doesnt tell you that you have to remove the dash top to get acess to unplug the cluster and get to the rear cluster screws.To remove the dash top you will see two screw covers in the center of the dash pop the covers off then remove the screws.Now you will have to get a good size flat bladed scewdriver and find each clip on the edge of the dash and pop each one up.Once you do that you can slide the dash top out but becarefull not to get hooked up on your vin plate on the driverside by the windshield.Once you get the cluster out you can look behind it and figure out which blub lights up the odometer so you can replace it.Let me know if you have anymore questions.Thanks again for your donation and for using 2carpros.
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I have access to the back of the instrument panel, but find that the light for the odometer is out of reach. Looks like I will have to remove the bezel from the face of the inst. Panel to remove the instr. Cluster, totally. I have lowered the steering wheel, removed the push clips to the bezel and find it in a tight squeeze. I'm going cautiously because I don't want to start breaking things. Will the bezel slip from behind the steering wheel without breaking? Does the steering wheel need to be in a certain position?
Thanks for your help.
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Friday, May 21st, 2010 AT 4:18 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I have access to the back of the instrument panel, but find that the light for the odometer is out of reach. Looks like I will have to remove the bezel from the face of the inst. Panel to remove the instr. Cluster, totally. I have lowered the steering wheel, removed the push clips to the bezel and find it in a tight squeeze. I'm going cautiously because I don't want to start breaking things. Will the bezel slip from behind the steering wheel without breaking? Does the steering wheel need to be in a certain position?
Thanks for your help.[/Quote:96c58cf06d]
No the steering wheel can be in any postion when you dropped the column you should have dropped it all the way so its sitting on the seat. Once you have the steering column sitting on the seat theres plenty of room for the bezel to come off. Once the push clips are out of the bezel theres only some little clips on the back side holding it in just slowly pull towards you and the bezel will come off. Also theres no cheating on replacing that blub I have tried alot of differnt ways to replace it without taking the cluster out not going happen.I have replaced alot and havent found a way. Let me know if you have anymore questions
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Friday, May 21st, 2010 AT 4:55 PM

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