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    Hello, can anyone advise me what part of the dash do i need to remove in order to replace the globes that illuminate the central section of the dash where the heater control dials are located?

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    The lights have become very dim and some have gone out.

    Does the central section just pull out, or do I need to take off the top of the dash to get to the globes, assuming there are some there!.

    Many thanks, David from North Sydney

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    Major job, might be worth renewing all the T5 1.2W globes in one session.

    Start with removal of the column shroud, then pull out the square switches/blanks across the central panel's top. You'll see some fixings, there is one to the far right as well, that you may need to release another trim piece to access. At the bottom in the central console cubby just forward of the gear lever there will be two screws going up into the trim panel. Remove the radio, too, and note the 10mm headed bolt behind the ashtray that has to come out. As you draw the central trim panel forward, unplug the lighter socket and ashtray lamp.

    Now you can remove and renew the globes for clock, heater dials, and with only slightly more dismantling, the dash. To remove them from the plastic holders I gently use aluminium "heatsink pliers" that have a curved grip very similar to the bulb's diameter.

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    many thanks addo! i had a feeling it wasn't going to be easy!

    regards david

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    How's your speedo cable while you're in there? Ahhh, these cars...they love attention!


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    Re-assembly is always easier on 405's as most of the plastic brackets holding it all together will have disintegrated on removal!
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    I had my heater controls out recently to swap the clock (from a wreck) and it wasn't too difficult. There are 2 torx head screws hiding a long way in behind the flap that covers the ashtray, and one behind the little triangular snap out piece at the top above the air vents, and there's one that can just be found once you have removed the 3 switches (hazards, can't remember the others) I think there are actually 4 screws behind that first, bottom flap, It was all accessible without going outside the centre console, and certainly a lot less complicated than Haynes suggests.

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    I checked this morning, there are 4 torx screws behind the flap that comes down to cover the radio, fairly deep in, I used the long arm of an 'L' key to get to them.

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