Speedo/Rev counter display not illuminated

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  1. Daniel schofield New Member

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    Can anyone help with how to replace the led’s in my instrument cluster please. The Speedo side illuminates but the Rev counter side is total darkness. BTW the illumination controller works fine.
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    What are you driving ?

    If by chance it's a Mk2 Golf then the best option is member NateS2

    See below
    Instrument repair and refurbishment | MotoMeter MFA / Tach | Club GTI
     
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    Easy job to change, they're just screw in bulbs on the back. You can either get LED or the original bulbs. Personally I go with bulbs as they're more of a known quantity than the random eBay LED.
    If you do go with bulbs just be careful with putting them in as I've smashed several of them, the "new" ones you seem to buy are cheaply made and don't fit as nice as original. I'm currently trying to source original Osram bulbs and I'll happily post you some if you like. May be a couple of weeks before I get that sorted though :)
     
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    @NateS2 do you have links where I could buy the bulbs from? TIA
     
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    They're the ones, B8.3d is the shape
     
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    .... tierod69 is very reliable and always posts items quickly, I've found. (No connection, just a satisfied customer!)
     
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    Can confirm as well :thumbup:
     
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  10. Daniel schofield New Member

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    Brilliant thanks for that
     
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    Remove the instrument panel, then the backs of the 3 bulbs will be obvious, one at the top of the speedo, one at the top of the rev counter, and one at the bottom, behind the MFA screen. A quarter turn and they should come out. Take care to avoid damaging the printed circuit sheet on bulb removal and replacement.
     
  13. Daniel schofield New Member

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    Thanks pal. Sounds pretty straight forward
     
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    All sorted earlier today but out the car away before the rain/snow hits so I’m not sure on the strength but at least they’re all working like new. Went out for a little blast and it felt very heavy front left, pulled on the drive and realised the front left has dropped. New shocks/springs don’t need an excuse now lol
     
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