Gauge cluster removal

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NWMO
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Gauge cluster removal

Post by NWMO » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:16 pm

Ok,

I’ve got the cluster loose, but the speedo cable is keeping me from pulling it out much. The wiring harness looks to have play, but presumably the speedo cable is holding firm. Do I need to disconnect the cable at the tranny to free up??

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Re: Gauge cluster removal

Post by Petros » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:30 pm

yes, it just pops off once you squeeze the white plastic clip holding it. usually you can do it with your fingers, or a long reach pliers. it is fairly easy to get off.

you pop off the various wire connectors from the hood, those too usually have a squeeze lever or clip on each connector. for some reason the one on the left side of the hood is very difficult to pop out, I just flip it to the side. it will allow you to remove the instrument cluster, which has a single large connector that will also come out easy once you release the connector tab. that will allow you to remove the cluster to lubricate it, check the instrument lights, and get at the speedo cable.

once you figure it all out it is fairly fast and easy. first time you typically are scratching your head, it is like puzzle, you should not have to force anything too much.

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Re: Gauge cluster removal

Post by Abletobecain » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:31 am

The speedo cable clip on the back of the cluster has two securing points. One side is a push and the other side is a pull. When you get them right, it comes right off.
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Re: Gauge cluster removal

Post by NWMO » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:10 am

Thanks fellas,

Got it out and hopefully have it sold.

Chris
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