I went back and looked, meant to say remove the worm gear, once it's out you can spin the digits by hand.And you didn't really offer a practical solution for Guapoman. He'd have to add ~350,000 miles to his replacement cluster. How long do you reckon that would take, spinning it with an electric drill??? I'm guessing that worm gear ratio gives a tenth of a mile per revolution? If so, that means it would take 3,500,000 revolutions to rack up 350,000 miles. At a typical drill's max speed of 1,000 RPM, that means it would take 3,500 minutes, or 58.3 hours, or 2.5 days. ...Assuming the thing doesn't seize up spinning for 2+ days at a speed it certainly wasn't designed for.
You know what?Most likely your bulb is just burned out in the "D" position. Mine was like that too and I just swapped out a bulb from my old cluster and it now works like all the rest of the positions that you have shown. Do test any bulb before installing to make sure it is a good bulb!
Alternatively, you could move the Low "L" bulb over to the "D" position since that bulb usually will have very little use and still have much service life left.
Yes, there is a smaller center "panel" for the tranny selection indicator (and lights). It's a bit hard to get out because there are three (3) tabs that you will have to release all at the same time - and then it will lift out of the main instrument panel.Do I have to remove a Panel in the Area where the Transmission Selector (at the rear of instrument panel) before I can get to those bulbs?