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Old 05-27-2019, 10:52 PM
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Fuel gauge letter markings very faint

My 2008 RL fuel gauge marking letters for full and empty are very faint. Thinking that a bulb may have burnt, when I called dealer parts, the representative told me that there are no bulbs to replace but you have to replace whole instrument cluster costing over 2 grands.
The fuel needle is very clearly visible but letters are not even with parking lights on

Anybody experienced this issue?
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When I looked at the parts diagram for the dash, there seems to be no bulbs to replace for in the instrument cluster. Considering it's 2 grand, I would pop open the instrument cluster and see if there are any visible bulbs back there.
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When I looked at the parts diagram for the dash, there seems to be no bulbs to replace for in the instrument cluster. Considering it's 2 grand, I would pop open the instrument cluster and see if there are any visible bulbs back there.
Wouldn't surprise me if it's LED bulbs soldered on the circuit board.
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Wouldn't surprise me if it's LED bulbs soldered on the circuit board.
I agree. Figured it's still worth exploring at 2K
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