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Fixing water temp gage and replacing light

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Hi guys!

I just bought an 03 WRX wagon :D (has been my dream car ever since I can remember). I'm just starting to get my hands dirty and I was wondering if anyone new how to get the gage cluster out (I believe it was a clock originally). I've attached a picture of what it looks like. I believe it's an old Lamco gauge pod kit (turbo, volt, temp).
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I need to replace the turbo gage bulb and the temp gage isn't working (am still trying to figure out what's up with it). Any help would be great! If you happen to know the right bulb off the top of your head that would be great too, than I don't have to drive around with the cluster out while I find the bulb.

(Also this is my first post. If you could point me to a good thread that answers my question, that would work too. Tried searching, but came up short.)

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I don't know whether that gauge cluster can be removed directly from the front without removing the pod itself but I doubt it. The pod is held by four tabs, two facing forward and two facing back. The tabs fit in slots. To remove the pod, it has to be bent so that either set of tabs is free of their slots, then the other tabs simply pull out and the whole thing comes loose. I've never done this without breaking at least one tab, and the pod itself may be brittle at that age. I've no further advice other than watch lots of videos if you can find them, take your time, and be prepapred to shop for a pod.
I was afraid that might be the case. I guess I'll start looking for a new pod just in case. Thanks for the tab locations!
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