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#57: 03-26-2013, 11:02 PM
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Thanks for the awesome write-up 'stang. Alldata hardly has any repair manuals for these cars so it's nice to find great guides like this with all the pictures. I should be re-doing mine tomorrow. I'm just going to wire new bulbs into the old twist-in housings and put the green caps over them. I've done that before with lots of success when redoing lights in factory radios. Saves a bit of money over buying from the dealership and if you keep a stash of the baseless 12v bulbs around you can use them to replace a dash bulb in just about any size of neo wedge housing.

Snip the wires of the burnt out bulb here (circled in yellow) on both sides

Untwist the wires and remove the bulb and any left over wire.
Remove the green gel filter cap from the top of the bulb. Be very careful because the rip easily.

Thread a new 12v generic bulb into the housing and wrap the wires through the grooves using needle nose pliers the same way the old one was threaded in. Cut off any excess wire and put the gel filter cap over the new bulb.

Now you have a new neo-wedge bulb.

I can probably post actual pics of the process tomorrow if there's interest.