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Old 03-23-2014, 05:10 PM
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Bug in the Cluster

Literally, I have a gnat inside of my speedometer. I took out the gauge cluster box and I can't see how to get the plastic cover off to get it out. I also do not see how it got in there.
It must have been hiding behind a lip of one of the gauges. Anyone ever do it or have the need to that? It is "bugging" me now!
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:15 PM
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have you googled it? that would bother me too. some how I managed to get spider webs on the inside of my car, I guess from leaving the top down in the drive way

bug the crap out of me too
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:23 PM
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Googled....Yes...All about replacing it which, makes sense. I was able to tear apart my old Mercedes cluster but this one looks sealed.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:05 PM
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Undo the torx screws.

Cut or peel back the tamper seal.

At the harness connector, there are clips at each corner you need to release.

Then it will pull off
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Literally, I have a gnat inside of my speedometer. I took out the gauge cluster box and I can't see how to get the plastic cover off to get it out. I also do not see how it got in there.
It must have been hiding behind a lip of one of the gauges. Anyone ever do it or have the need to that? It is "bugging" me now!

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:27 PM
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Undo the torx screws.

Cut or peel back the tamper seal.

At the harness connector, there are clips at each corner you need to release.

Then it will pull off
Sweet. Thank you! I couldn't tell if I'd break anything...

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:58 PM
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Well, that was pretty effortless. Not sure why I couldn't figure that out on my own. Duhhh. Wonder if that was a German gnat in there?

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:44 PM
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Wonder if that was a German gnat in there?
Did it look like this?

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:46 PM
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Yes, the one on the right!
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I recall one other German "bug" in the dash display thread some years ago. CLEAN UP THE factories, Munich!
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We built a clean room that was on an outside wall for one of the big biotech companies a while back. The manufacturing people were thrilled to have the chance to put windows to the outside within the cleanroom.

The windows needed to be triple glazed and very tightly sealed within the cleanroom space. The contractor chose a double glazed glass pair to fit the interior space, then an outer glass trim panel on the outside face of the building. The project was running on a fast track, so the contractor was working double shifts. The inner window pair was fit first, flush to the interior walls, and smootly mated to the wall. The exterior glazing was put on at night, while the inside lights were on. In July. Glued on and caulked to the building. 2 days later, the bug load on the inner ledges of outside pairs of glass became apparent.
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