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99 Continental: the dash clock lite has stopped working..bulb

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the dash clock lite has stopped working on a '99 Continental. The clock continues to keep perfect time. How is the bulb replaced?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  lostrider replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomerthis is lostrider, the clock has a replaceable bulb but it has to be removed from the dash for the bulb to be replaced, here is the procedure. hope this helps.

Clock

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Remove the lower steering column cover.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the lower steering column cover.
  1. graphicRemove the center trim panel.
    1. Remove the screw.
    1. Remove the center trim panel.
  1. graphicRemove the instrument cluster finish panel.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
  1. graphicDisconnect the instrument cluster finish panel.
    1. Disconnect the electric clock (15000).
    1. Disconnect the messsage center switch module.
  1. graphicRemove the electric clock.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the electric clock.

graphicInstallation

  1. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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