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Old 09-09-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Clock Light issue

I did thread search and I know this has been covered in other threads, but I still have a couple of questions and some confusion concerning the bulbs and what they illuminate.

1. The digital clock does not light up, when I turn the driving lights on the rest of the gauge is lit up, but still no clock. Is this normal when the bulb burns out? Does the bulb for the clock only light up the clock and a different bulb or method light the rest of the gauge)

2. LED replacements, worth it or not?

3. How much is the approximate cost for a dealer to do this job? How tough of a DIY job is this?

Thanks all,

Edit: 2000 Boxster (sorry forgot to put this info in)

Last edited by keysguy; 09-09-2010 at 05:25 PM. Reason: adding car year
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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The clock is illuminated by its own bulb so I think it's time to replace. I had the same thing on my 2000 and replaced all the instrument bulbs at the same time while I was in there. Removing the instrument cluster is straight forward enough and the proceedure is easily located in previous posts or through an internet search. I have considered the LED approach as well but rejected the idea after realizing I'd have to change the illumination in the climate control panel as well in order to balance out the lighting.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Keith I appreciate the fast response,

Next question is "where is the best place to order the bulb from? and are all 3 bulbs the same?" The pictures look like they are 3 different ones but when I looked up on Pelican Parts they only listed one. I e-mailed them to ask and got kind of a "smart" reply back. (no help)

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