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USA 2001 Camry Instrument cluster light replacement

Help, I'm trying to find out the best way to replace the light bulbs for the Instrument cluster panel on a 2001 Toyota Camry (4 cyl). Initially (a few months ago) part of the dash/instrument panel lighting went out, but last evening the other light went out. The lights still do work for the radio & heating/AC knobs section, only the lights for the Speedometer/Odometer section have gone out. The dimmer switch still works for the Heating area, so I'm assuming that there is no problem with the fuses...just the dash bulbs. What's the best way to replace them? I'm assuming that I must remove the instrument cluster & it's outer coverings to get to them. Are there any videos or possibly a step by step breakdown that could help me with this? Thanks much!
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I don't know if there's a DIY for a 2001. But this one is for a gen3 Camry, which is probably very similar.

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Thanks so very much! I will give it a try within the next few days (Weather permitting)..!
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This DIY for your generation 4 should show you how to remove your car's gage pod to get to and replace the bulbs.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t88355.html

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Thanks Mike!
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Thanks again Mike, that worked like a charm! Easiest dashboard-cluster Light replacement I ever did! 20 minutes. Thanks for your help!
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This DIY for your generation 4 should show you how to remove your car's gage pod to get to and replace the bulbs.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t88355.html

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sorry for an old bump, but the link doesn't work and I have a similar problem as op; maybe someone can point me to a right thread
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Here ya go...

*DIY*--Needle Color Change *56k beware*

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Probably should cross post it as the instrument cluster light replacement link in the sticky as well, it was hard to find a good tutorial on replacing the instrument lights in a 2001 which has a different trim than previous years, the clips on the outer edges of that extra wide trim which also reaches the clock is a bit of a pain to get out. Its good to know whats holding it in so you don't break it in the process and know how hard to pull. I screwed up the first time and tilted it forward from the top when pulling because that was the initial loose part, the clips on the bottom then tilt up and just dig in more making it harder to pull out. So I guess I should have repositioned it back in and pulled straight out to make it easier. Ah well, you live you learn.

One of the clips is cracked at the base because one side popped out first, and i forced the second out at an angle.

Anyways any heads up on the bulb numbers?

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