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Old 12-29-2001, 10:56 PM   #1
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Question Legacy gauge bulb burned out...

Hi...was hoping some of you Legacy folks would help out a soon to be WRX owner...

I was visiting my mom, who drives a '93 Subaru Legacy L Wagon (Subaru's in the genes), and I noticed that the middle portion of the gauge (i.e. the 0-60 portion of the spedometer) was dark...probably a burned out bulb...I was just wondering how hard it was to take out the cluster and replace the bulb (anyone got part numbers, by chance?) and if anyone had tips for me, since I'll be going in cold. I see no reason to pay a Subaru mechanic some ungodly hourly rate when I can screw it up for free by myself.

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Jeremy Arnold
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Old 12-29-2001, 11:51 PM   #2
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We don't help WRX owners around here!!





















Just kidding. Not sure how hard it is I have never done it. But one word of advice; get a Legacy instead.
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Old 12-30-2001, 12:50 AM   #3
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This is a kinda easy job if you some what know what you are doing. I have done many, but the 1st one I ever did I messed up so bad you have no idea. I don't want you to go through what I did because it was really bad and only days before I needed the car to go to NC. Anyway now that I have depressed you, I'm going to try and help you avoid that. Ok, start by disconnecting the battery then removing the cup holder and the bezel around the gauges, but make sure to pop out the cruise control, power mirror and any blanks (disconnect all electrical connecters). Behind those there will be some screws to give you a total of 6 or 8 I think. It is going to take some hell to get that large bezel out, but it can be done with out taking off the steering wheel or the plastic around it (be careful not to break anything). Make sure to disconnect the hazard light switch over the air vents that will be a small pain, not to bad. Now that you can see the gauge pod and the 4 screws holding it take the time to get a magnetic screwdriver so you don't loose anything. A good magnetic screwdriver should be used all along and will save time hopefully. Now before you go to take the screws out go under the hood to the passenger's side or the car. There near the diff dipstick is the speedo cable. About half way up the cable is a little boot pull it up and remove the little odd shaped clip then pull it apart. Don't loose the clip. That will give you slack to reattach it to the pod later. Now you can go back and take out the 4 screws and disconnect the connecters and pull out the pod. No need to remove the plastic cover. I learned that the hard way. The bulbs just twist out with a 1/4 turn. I got my bulbs at AutoZone. Since you are already there might as well replace all the bulbs or at least I did. I think that is about it. The job takes about 2 1/2-3 hours. Not to bad but a real pain in the butt!! The speedo cable and the wires has very little slack in them.
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Old 12-31-2001, 12:30 AM   #4
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I didn't losen my clip... I reattched it losely, and then shifted the cluster to the right and back to reattch the speedo cable.

There are ton of different wattage bulbs for the cluster. The parts manual does not tell you which goes where...

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Old 12-31-2001, 02:01 AM   #5
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Man I tried for hours to attach that speedo cable, but I found feeding it throught the fire wall helped a bunch after I disconnected it. I'm not sure if the wattage matters to much. I have heard of people putting hyper whites in there with no problem. I don't really know I had my friend at Autozone get the bulbs for me. I went to the dealer 1st, but they wanted like $8 for a ford bulb because the Subaru bulb was out of stock.
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Old 12-31-2001, 04:38 AM   #6
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Damn thats complicated... Mine is dim too, but I dont have a legacy though I tried posting about it in the tech forums, never got a responce...
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Old 01-01-2002, 01:22 AM   #7
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It really isn't all that bad. It is just more of a pain then anything else.
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:00 AM   #8
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pain = bad

Im sure its not THAT bad, but for someone like me who is still learning his car stuff, its pretty scary stuff
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Old 01-01-2002, 04:53 PM   #9
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pain= sore thumbs
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Old 01-02-2002, 03:59 AM   #10
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Yeah, but that's how you learn the car stuff...


...by messing up OTHER people's cars!



Actually, you will find that if you go slow and look over everything before each step, things like this will take some time but won't be hard.
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