Hi, my 1981 4/4 original speedometer remains dark when I turn on the lights. Probably the bulb fused. Does anyone know if it is possible to change the bulb without removing the instrument from the dashboard? Thanks Bert
Does anyone know if it is possible to change the bulb without removing the instrument from the dashboard?
If RichardV6's suggestion doesn't work, then why not take out the dashboard ? Not a horrible job (mind you, mine is a later car so may differ), and a one-person job. It helps to remove the steering wheel, then after removing the screws that hold the dash in place, the dash can be lowered enough to see behind. Use the opportunity to vacuum-out the bugs and tidy-up the wiring if needed. Disconnect the battery first if you don't want to risk knowing what burning ash smells like.
Peter 2009 3-litre Roadster "Ivor", royal ivory / green
Sit in the drivers seat lean forward and put your hand up under the dashboard, if you can reach behind the speedometer then you should be able to pull out the the bulb holder. If you can't get to the back of the speedometer then you know you have to take the dash off.
Bruce 1964 4/4 Series V Comp (Megan) 1994 +8 (Maurice) 2013 M3W (Olga)
As said reach behind the dash. The dash doesn't need to come off if that doesn't work.,you will two knurled nuts that hold the speedo to the dash by a u frame. Undo them and it should push forward. I always managed by the hand round the back routine.
JohnV6 2014 Brooklands Edition Roadster "Brookland's Belle" #5 of 50