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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!


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