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Replace Dashboard Lights?

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by r.d.stillwaters, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. r.d.stillwaters

    r.d.stillwaters Copenworld Newbie

    Oct 6, 2014
    Daihatsu Copen 2004
    Hi everyone.

    both of our dashboard lights have failed within only a few seconds of each other which I thought was a bit supicious.

    Does anyone know the best way to access the dash bulbs so I can check them out.

    Also, if the bulbs are OK I suppose it could be a fuse or earth connection?

    Any advise would be appreciated.


    Phil & Dawn
  2. Pierre

    Pierre Copenworld Newbie

    Dec 9, 2013
    Copen 0.6
    Copen Instument Lights

    Dear Phil,
    Guess your problem is solved by now, but I had the same question and ended up buying the wrong size bulbs. So for the benefit of anyone else in Needs of replacing instrument lights here are the details:
    1. Ist no big deal, should take you less then 20 min from start to stop (includes the learning curve).
    2. Remove the plastic cowl covering the instrument panel; it just clicks in place (can be done with your hands, no need to use a screwdriver).
    3. Remove four star nuts holding the Instrument Panel in place.
    4. Carefully pull Instrument panel forward; it is attached by two cable sockets, and the third by a screw. Pry the first two loose; I elected to remove the star screw holding the third in place.
    5. There are 7 instrument lights; remove them with a small pair of pliars by gently turning.
    6. The bulb holder is a B8.5D, and the bulb size is V-2 T5 (all are the same size).

    I elected to replace all lights with the complete unit (bulb holder including LED bulb).

    Remember to check polarity - LEDs only work is one way around!

    Good luck and happy motoring!
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  3. Mario González

    Mario González Copenworld Newbie

    Jul 21, 2019
    Daihatsu Copen
    Thanks, and what about the fuse?
  4. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

    Feb 2, 2017
    South Yorks
    2009/59 silver Copen 1298 cc (now gone to a new home)
    You do realise this thread is over 4 years old don’t you @Mario González ?
  5. Two_Faces

    Two_Faces Copenworld Newbie

    Aug 20, 2019
    can you give an advise where to buy the bulb holder including LED bulb. mine are broken too and i want to use led but cant find.

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