Pull the lower cover under the steering wheel by removing two screws on
the bottom edge, and pulling back on the two prongs on the top corners.
Remove two electrical connectors.
This reveals two screws on
the lower edge corners of cluster wood panel. Remove those. Two
vertical tabs hold the top edge of the wood. Insure the steering wheel
is tilted as low as possible and telescoped out. Then pull down and
towards youon thewood panel down and slip the two upper tabs out of
their slots. Remove the trip computer connector.
This reveals the complete gauge cluster and you can easilysee four
screws fastening the instrument cluster to the dash frame. Pull those
Yes - an easy fix. No need to buy expensive "Jaguar" bulbs, they are
standard dash illumination bulbs available anywhere.(#911 or #915 as I
recall)They snap into small white adaptors - be very careful taking
these out as they are reused and actually make the electrical
connection!1/4 turn is all that's needed. Reseat them all when
reinstalling as even ones you didn't work on will work loose (don't ask
how I know)
Disconnect the battery, especially if you are
into the major gauge cluster - removing the electrical connectors will
cause mis-fires as the pins come out. (again, don't ask)
It sounds like you'll bein the center stack gauge set - I'm sure those
bulbs are as I described above.I can send youinformation on accessing
the 3-gauge cluster if you need it.
The lower switches (cruise control and "Sport" transmission setting on
an XK8) have the bulbs as part of the switch pack.I don't knowif the
bulb can be separated from the unit or whether you have to replace the
enitre switch pack.I've had luck getting into the Jaguar switch
packsand fixing things, they are pretty simple - I bet you can access
Refering to the backlighting for the radio, climate control, seat
heaters and all that. Typically that's a different type of bulb than
what I was describing.HERE
can find other tips.