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    Lost the lights on my speedo

    Hi All,

    I have a 99 1.8 sport and recently the speedo light isn't working I can just about make out the mileage in day time. Is this simply a bulb or is it an actual LCD unit which need replacement. Also is anyone aware of where I can get the required part for this job.

    Many Thanks

    Jim

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    you sure you havent knocked the birghtness adjuster down by the headlight switch?

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    if not its a simple twist fit bulb...

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    The speedo light is separate to the mileage display.

    There are 4 bulbs for the dials + 1 for the odometer. If they have all gone you may have just caught the dimmer switch (the MFD and heater controls will also be dim)

    If just the one dial is dim it will be a single bulb or maybe 2 have blown. You can get new bulbs from a dealer for around a quid each.

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    Thank you all for the quick replies. Its just the actual speedometer which cannot be seen. I will take it out so I can see the bulb required.

    Thanks again

    Jim

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    I'm pretty sure the buld code is 509t mate.

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    its a weird looking bulb for the millage normal bulb doesnt quite light it all up

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    The one for the mileage looks slightly different on the standard bulbs but it is the same one mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody6983 View Post
    The one for the mileage looks slightly different on the standard bulbs but it is the same one mate.
    i put an LED in mine and it just lit up didn't display and numbers

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    Sorry mate, not had that happen before.
    Are you sure you've not damaged one of the connectors on the speedo or the plug it goes into?
    Try shining a torch on the connectors and see if any of them are bent.
    Hopefully someone else will put a reply up soon.

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