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Replace light bulbs in instrument cluster

(1990 BMW 535i)
in Norristown, PA on January 27, 2010
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.
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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 http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info .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. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.
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on January 27, 2010
Do you have to remove the steering wheel?
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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 http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info .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. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.
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on January 27, 2010
Do you have to remove the steering wheel?

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