Electrical & Lights Dashboard lights

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by GavTS, Tuesday 30th Oct, 2012.

  1. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    The lights on my speedo are completely gone.


    I have no idea where to even start with this, any ideas how I can change the bulbs??

    Thanks
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    All the bulbs have gone in one go ?
     
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  3. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Its just the ones for the speedo, the rest are fine.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Oh right OK, so you got a couple of bulbs gone. At first I thought you meant the whole cluster was out, I was going to say that that sounds like a dimming module failure or a circuit board issue somewhere etc.

    So basically you need some instructions on how to get to the cluster bulbs.
     
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  5. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Sadly, yes that's what it looks like :Aghast:
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    No worries. Instrument clusters tend to be damn fiddly to remove and resinstall, you don't want to break anything else you'll end up with an annoying rattle somewhere.

    CJ will probably be able to dig up some instructions or at least a diagram of how it hangs together for you.
     
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  7. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yeah that's what I'm worried about, with the build quality being so good you can be damned sure its gonna be tough to take apart.

    CJ anything you find would be much appreciated.
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Gav does your car have a headlight adjuster (Internal) ?
     
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  9. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yes it does.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    6th Generation Honda Accord Dash bulbs replacement

    Here is the guide

    When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver wrap it with protective masking tape, and apply masking tape around the related parts, to prevent accidental damage.


    Take care not to scratch the dashboard and related parts keep them in the back seat whilst working


    Tilt the steering column down.


    Pry the adjuster out and then remove the harness clip

    6th gen Accord Instrument Panel Removal 1a.JPG


    Remove the trip nob (A)

    6th gen Accord Instrument Panel Removal 1.JPG


    Remove the headlight adjuster switch or hole lid (A) from the instrument panel, and if so equipped, disconnect the connector.

    Remove the screws, detach the clips and disconnect the connectors, then carefully remove the instrument panel (A).
    6th gen Accord Instrument Panel Removal 2.JPG



    Remember to Install in the reverse order of removal, and make sure the connectors are plugged in properly.

    Remove the instrument panel.

    Spread a protective cloth (A) on the upper column cover, then remove the screws (B) from the gauge assembly (C).
    6th gen Accord Instrument Panel Removal 3.JPG



    Disconnect the connectors, and remove the gauge assembly.

    Install in the reverse order of removal.


    The back of the gauge




    6th gen Accord gauges.


    Parts
    6th gen Accord gauges bulbs.


    Item 1


    35505-SA5-003 SOCKET ASSY., BULB (14V 1.4W) 9 bulbs in total


    Item 2


    35505-SJ4-003 SOCKET ASSY., BULB (14V 3W) 7 bulbs in total


    Have fun
     
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  11. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    WOW!!!!

    Thanks dude!!!! You're an absolute legend!!!!
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    No problem bud take actual pictures as you go along to supplement this guide. please.
     
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  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Yep CJ is a legend for sure. As usual top info CJ :Thumbup:
     
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  14. GavTS Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Will do :Smile:

    I still have my fingers crossed that its only a fuse. But if its not I'll take a load of pics
     
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  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Check the basics first ofcource before opening the dash. But i doubt it will be that as the fuse responsible for the gauges also looks at Back-up lights (M/T), Clock, Gauge assembly, Keyless door lock control unit, Vehicle speed alarm unit.

    I take it your keyless door lock is working otherwise the above will stop working which is unlikely the fuse you want to look at is Fuse number 9 it should be a 7.5 A.