Due to the wide range of models and options, the instrument panel and pad removal procedure cannot cover every possible location for screw or clip locations. The car's instrument panel enables removal of control switches, instruments, gauges, and lights from the driver's side of the instrument panel. Trim panels that must be removed are held in place by bolts, screws and clips. These locations vary from model to model. After the removal of all the fasteners that you are aware of, if the cluster is still firmly attached, you probably missed a hidden fastener. If this happens, gently and carefully pry the area, looking for the location that doesn't flex. The location that does flex is where you'll find the fastener(s) you missed. Take great care with the plastic trim panels. Plastic trim panels are usually very hard plastic and extremely easy to crack. The following steps can be used to guide you through the removal and installation of the instrument cluster, but you will need to alter steps to your specific needs.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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For more information on instrument cluster removal, please refer to Chassis Electrical in this repair guide.
It may be helpful to tilt the wheel all the way down and pull the gear select lever to low, when removing the cluster.
The retaining screws may be different sizes, so be sure to note their locations during removal.
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Be careful not to lose the interior lamps dimmer knob retainer!
When installing the instrument panel, if it does not properly align with the bottom of the windshield, loosen the center and right instrument panel support brackets to allow proper alignment and re-tighten after the assembly is aligned.