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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Remove cluster bulbs! How? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I got the cluster lens off but I have no idea how to remove these small bulbs! Any ideas? Car ...
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    Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    I got the cluster lens off but I have no idea how to remove these small bulbs! Any ideas?
    Car is a 1996 Fleetwood Brougham

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Bulbs come out from the back. Grab the black base, twist counter clockwise.

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Whatīs a black base? Sorry, english isnīt my primary language

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Black as in colour.

    This isn't a Cadillac, but it will make sense...


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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Thanks! I will try it tomorrow..

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    I donīt understand!! Where do I go from here? The cluster seems loose but I donīt want to use force and pull it. What did I miss??


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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    You are looking at the front side of what Jay posted the backside of.

    I can not advise further, I have never worked on your model car, and I don't think the older cars come apart like that without removal from the dash first.
    Sorry.

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    I just found a contact on the backside barely visible with a flashligt. Is that the one I have to pull before I can get the cluster out? If i succeed doing that I donīt Think I ever will be able to put it back!

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    If you've taken out the cluster mounting screws, you simply pull the cluster towards you. Friction is the only thing holding it in the connection for the wiring. You also need to take the gear indicator connection off the column. You can put back the front of the cluster, you don't get the bulbs out that way.

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    Ok, back from the garage. I knew I saved this thing for something.

    Here we go. Front of the cluster. There are four mounting screws to remove. On the white part.



    Slide the gear selector clip off the column.



    Pull the cluster towards you. The only thing holding it is those two electrical connectors.



    Bulbs (green/brown, not black, sorry) simply turn counter clockwise and pop out.





    If you can't turn them by hand, use a pair of pliers to grip and turn gently.





    There you go. How to remove your bulbs.

    Anyone need that cluster? lol
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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Thanks for the explanation with pics and all :-) So it was never ment to pull the connectors out from the backside? Once I put the cluster back it will slide in to the connectors again?

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Yes, you press it in place, it will be snug. The connector ends are mounted securely in the inner dash.

    You're welcome, glad to help. Pictures can cross any language barrier.

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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

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    Yes, you press it in place, it will be snug. The connector ends are mounted securely in the inner dash.

    You're welcome, glad to help. Pictures can cross any language barrier.
    Thanks a lot, thatīs exactly what I wanted to know. I will give it a go on sunday.
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    Re: Remove cluster bulbs! How?

    Done! If I only would have known it was that easy
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