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Dash removal to access switches?

Do you to remove the dash to get access to the small dash lights and switches.
I have 3 lights that have fallen out of dash and a blower switch to test and check the wiring

Is there any where to get the spares for the dash lights, high beam light etc, I can see the bulbs behind the dash but not the cover or however they clip in place.
The 3 lights form a triangle, 2 lower and 1 above to the right of the steering wheel on a RHD car.
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Do you to remove the dash to get access to the small dash lights and switches.
I have 3 lights that have fallen out of dash and a blower switch to test and check the wiring

Is there any where to get the spares for the dash lights, high beam light etc, I can see the bulbs behind the dash but not the cover or however they clip in place.
The 3 lights form a triangle, 2 lower and 1 above to the right of the steering wheel on a RHD car.
Thanks
Hi Snips,
No you don't have to remove the dash, it just depends on how dexterous you are and also how fat your hands are. If you lay upside down with your head jammed between the pedals and your feet on the hoodlining, then you will be in a position to feel around for the dash lights. Once you disconnect them, they will just pull out from the front. Just be gentle so that you don't wreck the veneer.

You should be able to buy replacement bulbs at any auto shop. Some of the Alfa suppliers also sell the replacement coloured light holders that go into the dash.

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Hi Wazza
I'll see if I can get my hands in there.
The issue is I have nothing on the outside of the veneer, just holes. No bits to assemble the lights and make them visible, I can see light bulb through the hole but it's just that, a bulb and bulb fitting.

No pretty bits or clips, not sure how they clip on etc, any diagrams?

Is there an exploded view diagram and parts list for the whole car available?

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pic of the missing bits, these were just dangling behind the dash
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Hi Snips,

The light holders just push in (provided the holes haven't been enlarged). They don't appear to be available as new replacements, however you can pick them up second hand on eBay.

Alfa Romeo 105 Dash Warning Light Excellent Used | eBay

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Hi Snips,

The light holders just push in (provided the holes haven't been enlarged). They don't appear to be available as new replacements, however you can pick them up second hand on eBay.

Alfa Romeo 105 Dash Warning Light Excellent Used | eBay

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