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Can someone show me the back view of the instrumental cluster, not sure if there are light bulb for the temperature and gas icons on the left side of the instrumental cluster. Thanks.
Definitely not LED as standard Myk, our stuff was designed and made in the last centuryI believe they may be LED.
But these fine folk will know for sure, even if no pic.
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You can always rummage in the parts folder and maybe get an exploded view.
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Not as such, no.Thanks M4rCu5 for providing the link, based on the images I don't think that there are bulb sockets to light up the temp and gas icons.
That's the one for the temp guage part of the face which is the far left of the Instrument Cluster (IC) so if you're in the dark over on that side, the bulb isnt working.Is the bulb socket location circulated in red does the diffusion to the 'gas' icon and nothing to the 'temp' icon. Sorry I have to ask as I am not familiar with light diffusion principal. Thanks. Cheers.
Thanks for the clarification, now I have a better understanding of these German technology. lolThat's the one for the temp guage part of the face which is the far left of the Instrument Cluster (IC) so if you're in the dark over on that side, the bulb isnt working.
The lights hit the diffuser from underneath and are then spread to illuminate various portions of the face or mask.
Think of the IC as having 3 seperate rings which are backlit by 4 bulbs, something like this: •O¤O¤O• - one small bulb on the left which illumes the left half of that first ring - 2nd ring has a larger bulb either side of it which illumes half of the speedo and half of the adjacent ring - 3rd ring has one small bulb on it's right to illume the rhs of the rev counter
Here you go, the diffuser removed from the IC, the left one of the two larger bulbs also removed as is the mask ..
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I have lights on both the temp and gas indicators thus the bulbs are in good condition. It just that the top part of the gauge is not illuminate equally by the diffuser.