cluster removal

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  1. mywifeisawesome

    mywifeisawesome Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm trying to remove my cluster to repair the lights that are out. I removed the two screws in the upper part of each pod, does the cluster pop out? I don't want to break it so figured I'd ask first. Thanks everyone.
     
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    There is a connector on the back of the cluster and the speedo cable. Disconnect both of those and tilt the cluster toward you and up.
    It has two tabs on the bottom that are freed as you lift it up.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    sometimes the speedo cable will be a boy dog. oh and the plastic retainer ring will probably break...:yup:
     
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    On some cars that haven’t had the speedometer off in awhile it can stick pretty bad. The edges of the dash can be pretty sharp and can cut your hand. Sometimes it’s just easier to go under the car and release it from the trans and give it some slack to pull out with and then undo the cable.
     
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    I was able to change cluster light bulbs by removing the radio then go under the dash. This was before I installed factory AC
     

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