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You're more than welcome,

We had our Espace 2 days before I had to do this and I managed it fine first time, the biggest problems you are likely to encounter doing this are:

Dropping anything into the void in the dash or removing the screws nearest the window from the speakers as the space is very limited.

I used a tiny extension on a simple screwdriver type torx bit to get enough advantage, though it may be possible to do it by hand just with the torx bit.

If for whatever reason you do it all only to find the dashboard doesn't light up at all and the red immobiliser light has come on solid, simply remove the dashboard fuse in the fusebox.
(check your owners manual for exact location - 4th from bottom on left hand row on mine),
put your sidelights on to prevent a spike of current to the dash and put the fuse back in, this will reset the display.

Hope all goes well and you get some blown bulbs replaced. There is still an outside possibility that the display is knackered, at least now you can make sure for yourself.

I personally think bulbs will be the cause, provided the lack of illumination doesn't migrate.
(ie; the bits that have gone dull stay dull, not light up again)
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