Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Interior Lights

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Instrument Cluster Light Bulbs



Removal & Installation


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Fig. With the cluster removed, turn the socket counterclockwise . . .



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Fig. . . . and remove the socket from the instrument cluster



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Fig. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it



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Fig. On some of the bulbs, it is necessary to transfer the colored bulb cover to the new bulb

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the instrument cluster as outlined in this section.
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  5. Turn the desired bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the cluster.
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  7. Grasp the bulb and pull it straight out to remove it from the socket.
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To install:

  1. If necessary, transfer the colored bulb cover to the new bulb.
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  3. Place a new bulb into the socket and lightly press it into place.
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  5. Place the socket into the cluster and turn the socket clockwise to engage it into the cluster.
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  7. Install the instrument cluster.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Removal & Installation



Dome/Map/Cargo Light


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Fig. Using a suitable tool, carefully pry the lamp lens loose . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the lens from the dome lamp assembly



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Fig. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it

  1. Using a small prytool, carefully remove the cover lens from the lamp assembly.
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  3. Remove the bulb from its retaining clip contacts. If the bulb has tapered ends, gently depress the spring clip/metal contact and disengage the light bulb, then pull it free of the two metal contacts.
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To install:

  1. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Position the bulb between the two metal contacts. If the contacts have small holes, be sure that the tapered ends of the bulb are situated in them.
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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
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  7. Install the cover lens until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
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