replace light bulbs in instrument cluster on 1990 BMW 535i

My gauges are dark because the light bulbs are burnt out. How do I change them. I don't have tilt wheel or telescopeimng wheel.

by in Norristown, PA on January 27, 2010
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ANSWER by on January 27, 2010
Disconnect the battery, remove the steering wheel having marked the splines of the steering column to the steering wheel so it is put back in exactly the same position. Remove the two screws on the top of the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster tilts back to you from the top. Should take under an hour. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website .There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. or try and get an online repair manual subscription.
COMMENT by on January 27, 2010
Do you have to remove the steering wheel?
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