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Old 12-19-13, 09:09 AM
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On my 1991 LS400, the PRNDL illumination on the console is out. I have removed the fake wood surround, the panel with the ECT/PWR switch and the PRNDL panel so I can now see the bulb. I haven't yet figured out how to remove the bulb. It looks like the bulb holder has a bayonet-type lock but, so far, I've been unable to get it to rotate using longnose pliers or a screwdriver.

Does anyone have tips on how to replace the bulb? And, while I'm at it, what is the bulb number?
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OK. I got the bulb out by using the needle nose pliers with some rubber tubing over the jaws. The bulb is a wedge type. Now to the auto parts store to find a replacement.
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lol. Its not fake wood.
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the bulb is a #74.
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I picked up some #74 bulbs but I'm having difficulty pushing it into the socket. The old one goes in just fine - the new one must have a very slightly larger base.
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It turns out that the replacement bulb is probably the E74 rather than the #74. The base if the "European width" bulb is slightly smaller in both dimensions than the #74. That probably explains why I couldn't force the #74 into the socket. I've ordered some E74s so we'll see if it works better.
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I have the same problem with my '93 but can't figure out how to remove the wood trim panel. Can you let me know how its done - I'm paranoid about damaging it. TIA Andy
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Originally Posted by AndyTTT View Post
I have the same problem with my '93 but can't figure out how to remove the wood trim panel. Can you let me know how its done - I'm paranoid about damaging it. TIA Andy
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Start a new thread rather than stealing one. I am sure someone will provide a solution.
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Originally Posted by AndyTTT View Post
I have the same problem with my '93 but can't figure out how to remove the wood trim panel. Can you let me know how its done - I'm paranoid about damaging it. TIA Andy
This tutorial might be what you're looking for.
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mine is real wood. not fake. so are the ash tray cover
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