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    need a guide on....

    how to take the speedo clock unit out (to get to the back of it) as for some reason when replacing the speedo surround, the lights over the petrol gauge has stopped working

    i know ive seen a guide somewhere but just can find it for the life of me
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    two clip covers on dash either side of steering wheel - clip them off (thin screwdriver)

    torx screwdriver 2 remove silly screws!

    in the surround ule find same screws, remove them and surround!

    put your hand behind the clocks from the top and u should be able to feel a lever type of handle. i think u need to push it away from u and that should unclip the unit.

    carefully easy unit out and over steering wheel!

    if u get stuck try to use hannes manual like i did when changing colour of my bulbs in dials!

    hope this helps m8!

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    right i got the dials off, got to the back, replaced the bulbs yet this is still what i see.......



    does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? how much would it cost to get a blue l.e.d dash kit? as i would like to do that at the same time
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    that does look dull like m8. i knw this sounds stupid but hav u got the brightness of ure lights turned right up coz i thought all mine had gone off when i 1st got my astra little did i no i knocked it rite down wen turning lights of nite b4.....DERRRRRR!!!!!!

    i got mine off ebay but a lad on here called oddjob reckons hes the man to see for led kits, every1 seems to rate him!

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    yea its on full mate, its a bit irritating as i can only see half the dash at night took me ages to get the dials off too
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    Whered you get the bulbs?
    The right hand one isnt on at all, wrong way round?

    Really shouldnt be that dull
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    replacement strait out of another unit even tried some bulbs from out the heater dials
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    Did you rotate the bulb 90 degrees on the part that isn't lighting up?

    If they aren't in correctly,they won't light up,foun d this out the hard way when I installed LEDs,I found it easier to pull the wiring out so I didn't have to keep pushing the clocks back in and out to get it right.

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    will give that a try, whats the easiest way to twist the bulbs as theres not much room to get your fingers in lol
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