Introduction: Skoda Fabia Mk1 LED Dashboard Lighting Conversion
A how-to on replacing the lighting in a MK1 Skoda Fabia dash cluster
Step 1: Getting In
Gently lift the 8 clips to remove front cover
Step 2: Needle Removal
Gently pry off the the 4 needles
Step 3: Panel Removal
Remove the front panel
Step 4: What You Are Left With
Step 5: Remove the Screen Cages and Plastic Panel Carrier
remove the cages by bending the metal prongs so they fit through the pcb then release all the plastic clips holding the panel carrier to the pcb
Step 6: Disassembly
Step 7: Lights
Marked in the picture are the bulbs you will need to remove and replace with 3528 SMD bulbs of your colour choice
Step 8: Soldering
Unsolder the old SMDs and solder in the new bulbs taking note of correct polarity
Step 9: Check
Test the board before reassembly by plugging it back into your car and reconnecting the battery and switching the lights on
'or plug it into a test rig if you have made one'
Step 10: Reassemble and Admire
Reassemble the instrument panel in reverse order of disassembly 'taking care to align the needles
I later added red mk4 VW Golf needles as seen in the illumination pictures
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