How to Replace the Instrument Panel Lights on a Pontiac Montanaby John Johnston
The instrument panel on your Pontiac Montana must be correctly maintained to ensure you are able to see how fast you are travelling. A broken panel is not only a danger to yourself but to everyone on the road. If some of the lights on your panel fail, you should replace the bulbs immediately. You can pick up replacement bulbs at your local auto store.
Sit in the drivers seat and lower the steering wheel as far as it will go to give you comfortable access to the instrument panel.
Remove the bezel from around the panel, using a screwdriver to remove the two mounting screws.
Use the screwdriver to remove the screws which attach the instrument panel to the dashboard. Slide the panel half way out of its casing.
Unclip the electrical connector at the back of the panel and pull it completely from the dash. Place the panel of a level surface and unscrew the broken bulbs. Replace them with the working bulbs and ensure they are firmly locked in place.
Reattach the instrument panel, following the removal steps in reverse. Clean the dash and the panel to ensure no debris gets in to the components. Turn on the engine to check that the dash lights are now working correctly.
- Auto Body Repair Technology; James E. Duffy, Robert Scharff; 2003; Page 437
- Chilton's Auto Repair Manual 1993-1997; Chilton Book Company; 1996; Pages 25-27
Things You'll Need
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- Replacement instrument panel bulbs
John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.