Replacing Gauge cluster buls
#1
Is it possible to change the bulbs without removing the gauge cluster?
Does anyone have a diagram that shows the back of the gauge cluster that shows which bulb goes to which gauge? Turn, fuel etc.
Reply
#2
What model year is your car?
Reply
#3
bob.harlan Wrote:What model year is your car?
1969 Mach 1
Reply
#4
As I remember you can reach them from the rear. You have to be a contortionist to lay on your back and be able to reach up in behind the cluster. Then if you turn on the parking lights, and turn the dimmer control all the way up, you should be able to see which ones are glowing, and which ones are not. Replace all the dim, or not glowing at all, and you should be fixed. It ain't easy, cause you have to bend your neck up against the brake/ clutch pedal, or gas pedal to see up in behind there. So Good Luck. 

Jack
Reply
#5
JTS71 Mach1 Wrote:As I remember you can reach them from the rear. You have to be a contortionist to lay on your back and be able to reach up in behind the cluster. Then if you turn on the parking lights, and turn the dimmer control all the way up, you should be able to see which ones are glowing, and which ones are not. Replace all the dim, or not glowing at all, and you should be fixed. It ain't easy, cause you have to bend your neck up against the brake/ clutch pedal, or gas pedal to see up in behind there. So Good Luck. 

Jack
Jack
Thanks for the reply
David
Reply
#6
This may help.


Attached Files
.pdf   Inst Panel_6693.pdf (Size: 248.78 KB / Downloads: 5)
Reply
#7
If it's a factory air conditioned car you will have to remove the dash pad and then instrument panel.  By that time it might be worth replacing all the bulbs and maybe the printed circuit panel.
Reply
#8
1969_Mach1 Wrote:If it's a factory air conditioned car you will have to remove the dash pad and then instrument panel.  By that time it might be worth replacing all the bulbs and maybe the printed circuit panel.
Thanks for all the information. Have a blessed day
David
Reply
#9
The dash pad might look intimidating but is rather simple to remove.  It might take 20-30 minutes.  One note would be the clock panel on the passenger side stays attached to the dash pad when removing the pad.  After removal you will see the two remaining screws on the back side holding the clock panel to the dash pad.  The tabs for those two screws are often broke off from a previous owner who didn't know how to remove the dash pad.

To disconnect the clock wires, either drop the glove box completely open or after all the dash pad screws are removed, slide the dash pad out a few inches and disconnect the wires.  The second method has been easier for me.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Gauge Cluster Wiring cobraman 4 7,764 09-04-2011, 03:57 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
Spark plugs
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
05-28-2020 02:45 AM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 529
Memorial Day
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
05-26-2020 04:47 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 220
WTB 69-70 Fastback Quarter Window Latch ...
Last Post: SWPruett
05-19-2020 11:11 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 317
Heater Box Question
Last Post: bob.harlan
05-18-2020 02:23 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 321
Brassiere
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
05-17-2020 05:44 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1100
Why I'm in Love with my car
Last Post: carmans69
05-01-2020 03:19 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 840
Anyone own a car sold new by Sud Automob...
Last Post: Raytags
05-01-2020 02:17 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 509
newbie
Last Post: BLACK JADE 69
04-27-2020 10:56 PM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 1395
1970 mustang wiring diagram
Last Post: nenu12
04-27-2020 01:06 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 13654
Interior Paint, Dash and Steering Column...
Last Post: crendave
04-25-2020 12:32 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 839
Tommy's and Johnny's First Cuss Words!
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
04-24-2020 12:03 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 2896
Throwback Picture
Last Post: carmans69
04-23-2020 01:10 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 4351
The Mach 1 in 79
Last Post: BLACK JADE 69
04-16-2020 11:36 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 887
69 mach 1 - rust & hole on rear frame ra...
Last Post: Oztrailer
04-15-2020 05:57 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 738
Guide to Back Up Lights -1965 to 1970
Last Post: Mach 1 Club
04-09-2020 08:08 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 3140
Replacing Gauge cluster buls
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
04-03-2020 10:27 AM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 1307
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 spy shots
Last Post: Mach 1 Club
04-02-2020 07:27 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 1882
Photo shoot
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
03-31-2020 03:46 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 853
MI Newb 1971 Mach 1
Last Post: Rare Pony
03-30-2020 11:46 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 1104
20 Year Old and just bought a Mach 1
Last Post: Letsrock
03-30-2020 07:32 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 4931

>