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Been there, seen that, got the t-shirt

Yup, the bulbs in the back of the display are gone.

It's fairly easy to replace them, they're common all-glass mini bulbs, Halfords have them.

I have replaced them with white LED so they don't wear / blow - though I don't recommend it if you're not a skilled electronics engineer, you need to put a resistor in the loop, LEDs work at 1.5/2 Vcc and 12 Vcc are enough to blow the top off them.

To take the central console off is easy, just three screws around it. The problem is that to access the three little b****rs you have to dismantle half the fascia.

However, here's the lowdown: take the tweeters grilles off (just pry them out with a flat screwdriver).
You'll see a screw each side holding down the top of the fascia, remove them and pop off the top panel of the fascia. You're done, take the three screws off and detach all connectors.
To take the bulbs out, twist the white clips that hold them in place 90', then pull the bulb out.

Reverse to refit, done.

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