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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40108

Hello, I don’t have access the the car or manuals at the moment. Can someone tell me where the dashbulb that feeds the fibre optics is located and what bulb it is please.
The black modified car at the National had replaced it with an LED which seems like a good idea.

Thanks.
Richard
1989 SE in mica blue
1985 Citroën 2cv6
1994 Mercedes Benz E320 coupé

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Think it is located in the centre console near or just behind the gear lever, no idea of the bulb...
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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40123

If you have the central console with the square buttons, I think it's behind those buttons.

You might be able to get at it by undoing 4 screws on the console in the foot well and slide it forward a bit.

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40125

This is were you will find the bulb for the fibre optic lights, just behind the console in front of the gear lever. This little silver bit is were the bulb fits in to.

I hope this helps.
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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40130

Yep that is where I was talking about.

You probably don't need to go that far with the disassembly before ou change the bulb tho :-)

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40135

Ha Ha....yes it was a bit extreme, but I had no choice once i decided to do a full restoration. There's not much I don't no about this car. I even rebuilt the gear box.

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40136

No , but it’s a helpful photo thanks,
1989 SE in mica blue
1985 Citroën 2cv6
1994 Mercedes Benz E320 coupé

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40137

Does anyone know if the dash board bulb can be replaced with a brighter one eg a LED one

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40138

Hi Adrian, you need to select a W5W T10 501 led bulb according to Charlie. Punch that into ebay and there are millions of options
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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40139

Yes, David duckenfield did it to his car ( he’s in this month’s magazine with cleanest engine prize). It seems to work well which is why I was asking where the holder was.
1989 SE in mica blue
1985 Citroën 2cv6
1994 Mercedes Benz E320 coupé

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40141

I think the photo shows a bannet fitting, not the push fit of W5W T10 501

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40143

I just remembered I replaced this wiring during the summer. The pictures show the connector end and the bulb fitting and bulb detail if its of any use.

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40156

I have no power to this bulb, dash board lights ok, bulb ok, connections cleaned.
Is there a fuse or relay that could be at fault?
this happened after i inserted a faulty LED (ebay both wires folded over so shorted circuit.)

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40157

Solved problem, having a senior moment
Must be pluged in before it works,
should have wires folded over

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Main dash bulb 1 year 1 month ago #40159

NOT SOLVED PROBLEM
I have no power to this bulb, dash board lights ok, dimmer for dash ok, bulb ok, connections cleaned, checked all fuses on main board
Is there a fuse or relay that could be at fault?

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