After 231552 km and 14.5 years the illumination of the dashboard is beginning to not work.
In the full darkness - when only the lights of the car are on - the water temperature indicator
and the bottom part of the RPM indicator are invisible. Now I tell how I fixed it.
When the car was assembled in the factory there were used new components. That means if you have only one burnt out bulb, probably the others will shortly follow.
So change all of the 11 light bulbs in one procedure if you can.
What you need:
- 11 light bulbs (see below the type)
- screw driver (no longer than about 10 cm)
- about 30 - 45 min.
It is quite easy to access to the bulbs of the dashboard.
Remove the sockets from the backside of the dashboard, remove the bulbs from the sockets and insert the new bulbs.
You can use LEDs with a resistor, but since the LED has very narrow light beam I recommend normal bulbs as originally.
I show you why. Let's see the comparison.