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Old 07-31-2003, 12:17 PM
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how hard to remove gauge cluster>?

is there a how to anywhere?? is it difficult?
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Old 07-31-2003, 01:21 PM
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Why do you need to remove it?

There might be a how to in the archives. Either here or at Scrotefly.

The ham-and-egg way to remove it:

1. Disconnect batt
2. Remove qty 2 torx screws
3. Wrestle cluster out of dash pod.
4. Wire harnesses have an over-center latch design to make sure they never come loose.

The high-end way to do it:

1. Disconnect batt
2. Put down blue tape on black plastic around cluster to prevent scratch-master
3. Remove airbag
4. Remove steering wheel
5. Remove driver's knee bolster.
6. Remove structure behind bolster.
7. Remove 2 torx screws.
8. Push cluster out from behind.
9. Disconnect wire harnesses.

Installation is reverse of removal in both cases.
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Old 07-31-2003, 01:28 PM
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Here is a how to with pics from TimUK's site. I am adding his site to the FAQ post so if you have not browsed his site, please take a few minutes and have a look. He has a few how-tos under "Tim's Custom Gallery".
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:54 PM
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Here is a how to with pics from TimUK's site. I am adding his site to the FAQ post so if you have not browsed his site, please take a few minutes and have a look. He has a few how-tos under "Tim's Custom Gallery".

that is exactly what I wanted.!!!!! thanks!
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