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    58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    I recently got a 58 series 62 and one turn signal indicator bulb and the instrument panel lights are burned out, I can get the instrument panel loose but I can't get it to pull
    out. Does anybody know how to replace the bulbs in the dash? Thanks.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    Is the speedometer cable disconnected? If not, unscrew it from the transmission. That should give you the needed space.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    That makes sense, how does the column shift lever connect, do I have to do anything with that? Thanks for the answers.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    Are you anywhere near the San Fernando Valley? If so, I can put you in touch with a friend who can show you stuff. And things.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    unfortunately not, I'm in Montana.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    Well, that's OK--it I won't hold it against you. . . .(just kiddn).

    My (pink-ish, actually "beige" according to the factory) "62" Cpe is in LA (The Valley), but if you ever need advice or photos to help you re-vitalize your unit, let me know. Did you get yer bulbs replaced? Taking off the speedo cable from the back should give you room to r&r, and while it's off, you can cable-lube it before re-install. Also, the bake-lite in the oil pressure sending switch on the top rear of the engine is NOTORIOUS for leaking over time. To replace it, you need the special socket. So, sock it to it!
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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    Sounds like we have the same car. I'm gonna try to get it out tomorrow. I think I'm going to have to do some cable work as the speedometer doesn't work, I'm guessing (hoping) bad cable. What do you lube it up with? Thanks for the help and advice, I'm looking forward to restoring the 'Ol girl, I'm sure I'll have to take you up on the advice or photos.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    I've always used a very light coat of wheel bearing grease. You might find it easier to disconnect the cable housing at the transmission in order for the cluster to pull back. The inner cable comes out from the top once its disconnected from the cluster.

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    Well, if the cable has snapped, you may have to un-do both ends and remove it from either or both. There is actually a product called cable lube, but I suspect it is little more than a light lithium grease (from the planet Lythia, you know. . . .). Wheel bearing grease is a little too stiff (even more so than Wildroot hair cream!), not to say stiffening is a bad thing. . . .at times. . . . I'm going to try to get some photos posted if I'm allowed to. My friend Tim and I took the 58 on a tour/photoshoot, which included backgrounds like the Glendale Public Library, Topanga Canyon, the Santa Monica Pier, the Queen Mary, and the Griffith Observatory. Fun day, that.
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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by akaBC View Post
    My friend Tim and I took the 58 on a tour/photoshoot, which included backgrounds like the Glendale Public Library, Topanga Canyon, the Santa Monica Pier, the Queen Mary, and the Griffith Observatory. Fun day, that.
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    Of course, you plan to post some of these photos, right?

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    Re: 58 cadillac dash bulb replacement

    'Course! Gotta find 'em foist. . . . have a buncha others I think y'all might like, too.

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