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How to remove instrument cluster

Some of the lamps have burnt out in the instrument cluster of my 1996 Saturn SL2. I've been able to remove the trim ring and two screws from the bottom of the cluster. But it doesn't just pull loose after that, and I have learned not to just pull harder. Am I missing more screws or fasteners, or is just hard to pull loose?

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1996 Saturn sl2 cluster acting strange mph and temp working then stop working changed battery plus alternator is it a fuse if so please guide me in the right direction for fuse


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My 89' ford ranger will not pass smog here in socialist california. it has passed for 15 years since i've had it. the new machines indicate that the check engine light is'nt operating. i...


Hi, it's possible the bulb is burned out or not making good contact with the circuit board. It should come on during the bulb check when you first turn the key on. Pull out the cluster and check the bulb. If it's good, see if you can clean the contact surfaces to get it working again. Or, move to another state where they don't worry about stupid things like a light bulb.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the instrument cluster, first remove the trim panel by removing the lower fascia panel


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Fig. Fig. 2: With the lower fascia moved aside, remove the lower trim panel attaching screws ...


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Fig. Fig. 3: ... as well as the upper attaching screws


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Fig. Fig. 4: Then pull the entire instrument trim panel from the dash board


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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the instrument cluster


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Fig. Fig. 6: Rear view of the instrument cluster wire routing and connections

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the two steering column shroud-to-panel retaining screws and remove the shroud.
  3. Remove the lower instrument panel trim.
  4. Remove the cluster trim cover from the instrument panel by removing the eight screws.
  5. Remove the four instrument cluster to panel retaining screws.
  6. Position the cluster slightly away from the panel for access to the back of the cluster to disconnect the speedometer.

If there is not sufficient access to disengage the speedometer cable from the speedometer, it may be necessary to remove the speedometer cable at the transmission and pull cable through cowl, to allow room to reach the speedometer quick disconnect.
  1. Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the printed circuit, and any bulb-and-socket assemblies from the wiring harness to the cluster assembly and remove the cluster assembly from the instrument panel.

To install:
  1. Apply approximately 1 / 8 in. diameter ball of D7AZ-19A331-A Silicone Dielectric compound or equivalent in the drive hole of the speedometer head.
  2. Position the cluster near its opening in the instrument panel.
  3. Connect the wiring harness connector to the printed circuit, and any bulb-and-socket assemblies from the wiring harness to the cluster assembly.
  4. Position the cluster to the instrument panel and install the four cluster to panel retaining screws.
  5. Install the panel trim covers and the steering column shroud.
  6. Connect the battery ground cable.
  7. Check operation of all gauges, lamps and signals.

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How do I replace an instrument cluster bulb


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My Dash Isnt working, the gauges dont move or work how do i fix it


Instrument Cluster -it could be a loose connection at the harness. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disable the SIR system. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
  3. Remove the cluster trim plate, as follows. Fig. 1: View of the cluster trim plate (1), instrument panel (2), dimmer switch lead (3), fog lamp switch (4), and mounting screws (5) - Chevrolet Malibu shown 93206g21.gif
    Fig. 2: View of the cluster trim plate screws (1), cluster trim plate (2), and instrument panel assembly (3) - Oldsmobile Cutlass shown 93206g22.gif
    1. Remove the bezel from the ignition switch. Fig. 3: Remove the bezel from the ignition switch 93206p24.jpg

    2. Remove the screws fastening the cluster trim plate.
    3. Gently pry out the trim plate.
    4. Detach the hazard and instrument panel electrical connectors and remove the trim plate.
  4. Remove the four screws attaching the instrument cluster to the dash panel.
  5. Pull the cluster rearward and detach the electrical connections, then remove the cluster from the vehicle. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the instrument cluster assembly 93206g23.gif
    To install:
  6. Attach the cluster electrical connectors and position the cluster into the instrument panel recess.
  7. Install the screws into the instrument cluster and dash. Tighten the screws until fully driven, seated, not stripped.
  8. Install the cluster trim plate, using the reverse of the removal procedure.
  9. Enable the SIR system as outlined in this section.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
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How do I change the dash lights in my 1997 ford crown victoria? I took out all the screws but still cant get the cover off to get to the bulbs. URG!!!


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Conventional Cluster Fig. 1: Remove the trim screw covers on the driver's and . . . 89606p41.jpg
Fig. 2: . . . passenger side of the instrument cluster 89606p42.jpg
Fig. 3: Remove the upper trim panel retaining screws 89606p43.jpg
Fig. 4: Remove the headlight switch knob 89606p44.jpg
Fig. 5: Detach the electrical connectors for the trim panel and remove it from the vehicle 89606p45.jpg
Fig. 6: Remove the instrument cluster retaining screws from either side of the cluster 89606p46.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the transmission range indicator cable 89606p47.jpg
Fig. 8: Slide the cluster out and detach the electrical connectors and . . . 89606p48.jpg
Fig. 9: . . . . remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle 89606p49.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1989 vehicles, disconnect the speedometer cable. On 1989 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis, remove the headlight switch knob and shaft assembly.
  3. Remove the instrument cluster trim cover attaching screws and remove the trim cover.
  4. Except 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the lower steering column cover retaining screws and remove the lower cover. On 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the knee bolster retaining screws and remove the knee bolster.
  5. On all except 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the lower half of the steering column shroud.
  6. Remove the screw holding the transmission range indicator column bracket to the steering column. Detach the cable loop from the pin and cane shift lever. Remove the column bracket from the column.
  7. Remove the 4 cluster retaining screws. Disconnect the cluster feed plugs from the receptacle and remove the cluster assembly.
  8. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Electronic Cluster NOTE: The electronics within the electronic instrument cluster are not serviceable. In the event of an electronic failure, the entire instrument cluster must be replaced or returned to the manufacturer for repair.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and set the parking brake.
  2. Unsnap the center moulding on the left and right sides of the instrument panel. Remove the steering column cover and column shroud.
  3. Remove the knobs from the auto dim and auto lamp switches, if equipped. Remove the 13 screws retaining the instrument panel and pull the panel out.
  4. Move the shift lever to the 1 position, if required, for easier access.
  5. Detach the electrical connectors from the warning lamp module, switch module and center panel switches, if equipped.
  6. Remove the instrument cluster carefully so as not to scratch the cluster lens. Detach the electrical connector from the front of the cluster.
  7. Disconnect the transmission range indicator assembly from the cluster by carefully bending the bottom tab down and pulling the indicator assembly forward.
  8. Pull the cluster out and detach the electrical connectors on the rear of the cluster. Remove the instrument cluster.
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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How do i replace my 2003 Buick Regal LS head light switch?


GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996 Headlight Switch - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Except With Head Up Display (HUD)
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)

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Fig. 1: Headlight switch location and mounting-1988 Regal shown

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Fig. 2: The headlight switch is secured with clips and screws-1990 Lumina shown

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Fig. 3: Light switch location and attachment-1993 Cutlass Supreme

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Fig. 4: Headlight switch assembly-1996 vehicle shown
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate by unfastening the retaining screws or simply unsnapping it.
  3. If necessary, remove the air outlet trim plate. If may be secured with screws/bolts or clips.
  4. If accessible at this time, detach the switch electrical connector.
  5. Remove the switch, using one of the following procedures:
    1. Unfasten the retaining bolts/screws from the switch, then remove the switch from the instrument panel.
    2. Unsnap the headlight switch from the instrument panel.

  6. If not already done, detach the electrical connector from the switch at this time.

To install:
  1. Attach the switch electrical connector and fasten the switch to the instrument panel. If the switch is secured with screws, tighten to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  2. Install the air outlet and cluster trim plates.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

With Head Up Display (HUD)
(see Figure 5)

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Fig. 5: The HUD incorporates the headlight, fog lamp and HUD switches
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering column opening filler panel.
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, as outlined earlier in this section.
  4. Depress the locking tabs, then pull the switch out.
  5. Detach the HUD electrical connectors.

To install:
  1. Attach the switch electrical connectors.
  2. Snap the switch securely into the instrument panel.
  3. Install the instrument cluster.
  4. Install the steering column opening filler panel.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
Hope this help (remember comment and rates this).

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Changeing instrument cluster lamps?


the trim surrounding the cluster will be removed at first. Screws are surrounding this trim and needed to be removed
Next remove the retaining screws to the cluster. You may need to shift the shifter to low gear to remove the cluster. Block the rear tire when doing so
Gently remove the cluster and you will see the bulb sockets in the back. They simply unscrew out a half turn

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Can't identify indicator light on instrument cluster


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Need to get to radio antenna


Below are some illustrations for the dash components and removal. Are you replacing the antenna coax or just checking the back of the radio.
Let me know.
Regards,



REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  1. If equipped, disable the SIR system, as outlined in of this guide.
  2. If not done already, disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Unfasten the defroster grille retaining screw, then remove the grille.
  4. To remove the instrument panel end-caps, for Cavalier, use a suitable prytool. Position the tool behind the cover and carefully pry outward. For the Sunfire, unfasten the end-cap retaining screws and remove the cap.




0900c1528003d24d.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Air distribution duct mounting-Cavalier shown



0900c1528003d24e.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the air distribution duct mounting-Sunfire shown



0900c1528003d24f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Detach the instrument panel lamp connector
  1. For the Cavalier, remove the instrument panel trim pad.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate.
  3. As outlined in of this guide, remove the heater and A/C control panel.
  4. Remove the radio assembly, as outlined in of this guide.
  5. Unfasten the air distribution ducts.




0900c1528003d250.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: Instrument panel-to-tie bar attachments-Cavalier shown



0900c1528003d251.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 5: Instrument panel-to-tie bar mounting-Sunfire shown
  1. Detach the instrument panel compartment lamp electrical connector.
  2. Unfasten the screws to the tie bar, then remove the instrument panel from the tie bar.

To install:
  1. Position the instrument panel to the tie bar, then secure with the retaining screws.
  2. Attach the instrument panel compartment lamp connector.
  3. Fasten the air distribution ducts.
  4. Install the radio and the heater and A/C control.
  5. Install the instrument cluster trim plate.
  6. For the Cavalier, install the instrument panel trim pad.
  7. Install the end caps.
  8. Position the defroster grille, then secure with the retaining screw,
  9. Enable the SIR system, if equipped. For details, please refer to the procedure located in of this guide.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.

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First you need to take the lower trim panel off under steering column the you will see the other screws that hold that trim around the head lamp switch, you may want to look for some screws that will go straight up towards top of dash that are in front of the instrument cluster (hard to see) and some may be on the sides of the same trim piece that covers that instrument cluster. let me know

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