time to time the dash lights can burn out in Lamborghinis as in all
cars. (Unfortunately LEDs are slow to be adapted by the industry).
Fortunately replacing them in Lamborghinis is often fairly easy.
Here is a description of how it was done for a 94-97 Diablo.
The first thing you'll notice is that the four screws holding in the
instrument panel are not your typical screws (figure 2). Instead of
a Phillips or torx pattern the heads have two small holes. A pair of
adjustable snap ring pliers I had in the toolbox worked perfect
(figure 3). I found it worked best to set the pliers so that when
they're squeezed, the tips spread apart.
Once the screws are out, the panel needs to be pulled straight out.
Insert a medium sized screw driver into one of the top screw holes
to act as a pull handle. Once the panel is out a couple of inches
remove the screw driver and pull the panel the rest of the way by
hand. Be very careful not to scratch the leather around the pod.
Especially the lower corners. Lay a soft rag across the
steering column and dash and set the panel on top of the rag.
The wire harness is long enough so you do not need to disconnect
The light bulb (figures 4, 5 and 6) simply twists and pulls out of
the tachometer housing (figure 7). Pull the bulb out of white
socket and replace with a new bulb, and insert the socket back
into the tachometer housing. Put everything back together and your
done. The same procedure can be used for the speedometer
lights. The speedometer has three lights with yellow sockets.
Thanks to Jay Britton (Upstate NY) for
submitting this article on 2/11/2005.