In Reply to: 1990 525 Cluster Bulb posted by jboate on October 25, 2000 at 11:02:59:
There are three sizes of lamp for the instrument cluster: 1.2, 1.5 and 3 watt. The 1.5s are used for odometer, PRNDL display and matrix display backlight, 1.2 for the other small indicators. There are 3x 3W for the instrument B/L. Although mine is a stick, there was a lamp in the PRNDL. I found the odometer was too bright and the OBC display too dim so I put a new 1.2 in the odo and swapped the 1.5s into the OBC with good results. I also found some 3W Krypton bulbs that claim 2x life at Canadian Tire (made by GE). Not a bad idea considering the effort involved.
Anthony '90 535
Help!! Is there an easier way to replace the mileage indicator bulb on the instrument cluster without removing the entire cluster/steering wheel?