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Deftmetal 02-17-2013 01:08 PM

Removing OEM gauge cluster: how to
 
These pictures were taken on re assembly.

1: first put the steering wheel in the downward rearmost position.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C8C283637.jpg

2: grab the middle plastic piece and slide it towards rear of vehicle

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C7B493EF5.jpg

3: the fabric piece clips into steering wheel, it pulls up easily.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C73BEA8B0.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C6A9D4B03.jpg

4: there are 2 torque screws that hold the gauges in. One below each of the big gauges. Remove them.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C61EF53E2.jpg

5: the gauges slide out. They are in tight but with the 2 screws removed there is nothing else holding it in. Angle the gauges out passenger side first until there is resistance from the wire.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C5CAB1F06.jpg

6: The electrical connector now needs to be removed. The connector has a tab that needs to be depressed in the centre.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C3D80EB77.jpg

This allows the retainer to be flipped (like a light switch)

This is locked position

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C3082B8CF.jpg

Open position
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C37409FFC.jpg

7: the assembly can now be slid out towards passenger side with wiper arm in down position.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...17C18B880F.jpg





Disassembly of the gauge cluster.

There are 4 clips on top, 4 clips on bottom.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C279B92AD.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C1DAD9015.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C17872C0D.jpg

Outer piece comes off

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0BEB0AD81E.jpg

There is nothing holding the rest together

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0BF1A4112E.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0BFB8719A1.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...0C054D7455.jpg

Chaos09 02-17-2013 01:16 PM

Nice write up.

Deftmetal 02-17-2013 01:50 PM

Thank you

The hardest part is getting the wires disconnected

Twenty 02-17-2013 02:12 PM

Thanks for the write up!

shengsri 07-22-2014 11:32 AM

nice!! thank you :D

implausible 07-22-2014 12:02 PM

Great job!

SocratesRising 03-13-2015 03:28 AM

Behind the glass?
 
Hi, do you know if once that is removed you can clean behind the glass which covers the speedometer and tach? I've got some water stains or something behind there which are driving me insane - MUST CLEAN!

Deftmetal 03-13-2015 09:56 PM

You could clean it pretty easily

Pennut 03-15-2015 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deftmetal (Post 4593061)
Thank you

The hardest part is getting the wires disconnected

No, not really once you know how to do it. Look at my post#74

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/m...ges-how-8.html

Deftmetal 03-15-2015 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pennut (Post 8104978)
No, not really once you know how to do it. Look at my post#74

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/m...ges-how-8.html

Check the dates. By the time you posted about it my focus had gone threw two engines and no longer was able to drive it.


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