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I'm losing dash lights....

How much of a pain is it to tear apart the dash to change the bulbs behind the instrument cluster...?
And would it be worth it to change 'em all to say blue LED while I'm in there?

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
~ 95k miles.
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Not that hard. Set the parking brake. Turn the ignition to run but don't start. Put shifter in 1. Then just pull the dash towards you. Once it's off unclip the wires and then unbolt the instrument cluster. I think the bulbs in the cluster are just a simple pop out, pop in procedure. Your getting blank/dim spots in the cluster right?
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Not that hard. Set the parking brake. Turn the ignition to run but don't start. Put shifter in 1. Then just pull the dash towards you. Once it's off unclip the wires and then unbolt the instrument cluster. I think the bulbs in the cluster are just a simple pop out, pop in procedure. Your getting blank/dim spots in the cluster right?
The dash literally is just pull off clips? No screws? (on a 2000, XLT)
And yes my Voltage, Fuel, Coolant Temp, oil pressure everything on the left of the speedo is gone. First it was one and I've slowly watched them go. Now it's bugging the hell out of me at night.

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
~ 95k miles.
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The dash literally is just pull off clips? No screws? (on a 2000, XLT)
And yes my Voltage, Fuel, Coolant Temp, oil pressure everything on the left of the speedo is gone. First it was one and I've slowly watched them go. Now it's bugging the hell out of me at night.
The dash should just pull off. There's no bolts just clips. Have you tried taping the cluster with your fingers?
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The dash should just pull off. There's no bolts just clips. Have you tried taping the cluster with your fingers?
Yeah tried that lol. Got my hopes all up.

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
~ 95k miles.
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