Removing the protective clear plastic speedometer cover
There is moisture that built up on the inside of the clear plastic speedometer cover. How can I remove it so I can wipe it off? I removed the 2 screws at the top, but it is held at the bottom by something that I can't see or figure out. Before I start removing all the parts on the dash board, please help.
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dealer might be able to fix with the computer diagnostic tool. If there is a push button to reset odometer you can take a small wire and try and feed through the hole and raise needle above the pin. removing the instrument cluster cover is a pretty big task, if you cant find a place to insert a wire, only bypass I can suggest is drilling a tiny hole in the instrument cluster cover off to the side or top wherever the hole is least bothersome to you and then use a wire to raise above pin, after put a little clear silicone or a piece of tape over the hole to prevent dust building up inside the cluster
every car is different. Generally in my experience, there's plastic clips that snap the clear cover into place. However I did have a car where there was a yellow sealant/foam gasket around the headlight to keep it from getting moisture built up on the inside, which is generally what causes your headlights to need cleaning in the first place. Unfortunately that 'water-tight seal' kept me from being able to access the area, so I spent about $200 and ordered two entire headlight assemblies.
If your headlamp lenses are plastic, and they don't have moisture that has gotten inside of them, then the yellowing is most likely due to the plastic itself glazing or turning a yellow hazy color due to sunlight and weathering. There is a kit made that we use quite often to polish these headlamps back to a reasonably clear condition. It consists of round abrasive pads that you install on a cordless drill to polish the lenses in several stages until they are clear again. If you stop in most any quality auto parts store and tell them what your problem is they can steer you to the right product. Follow the instructions to the letter as that's how you'll get the best results. IF however your lamps have moisture or water inside them then it's nearly impossible to clean them and keep them that way as the seal that keeps moisture out has failed somewhere. Usually replacement is the only fix when this happens. Good luck, hope this helps a bit!
First thing to check out is the instrument cluster fuse located underneath the drivers side steering wheel. Flip the plastic fuse box cover over and it will have a diagram that will show the exact location. Pull the fuse out and replace it. If the fuse is ok then you will need to check adn replace the speedometer cable that connects to the transmission. You will need to remove the instrument cluster and unscrew the end of the cable to remove it. If your cable is ok then the plastic gear inside your transmission may be broken
1. Open liftgate.
2. Remove both taillight assemblies by removing 2 hex-head bolts located in the area revealed when the liftgate is opened.
3. Remove 4 plastic retainers on the very bottom of the bumper cover in the rear.
4. Remove 2 phillips head screws in the wheel well rear lip.
5. Remove 4 pop-up plastic retainers in liftgate area. Use two screw drivers to lift the head and then pull the entire retainer out.
6. Remove a hex-head bolt from each side in the area revealed when the taillight assembly was removed.
7. Bend the bumper cover outward on each side to clear the wheel well lip and remove the bumper. Have a blanket or carpet on the ground to protect the bumper.
8. Remove metal clips from tabs that connect the upper bumper cover to the lower bumper cover.
9. Drill out pop-rivets that connect upper bumper cover to lower bumper cover.
10. Push tabs out of slots to separate the upper and lower bumper covers.
11. Release tab locks on chrome trim pieces and remove from upper bumper cover.
12. Reverse this process to replace the bumper cover.
You will have to pry off the lens CAREFULLY using a small screwdriver. There are two little plastic protrusions on each long side of the lens which fit into the casement. You can ease the casement away from the lens enough to get it to pop out. Re-inserting it is the same, but probably easier.
Gently, give it a try.
Hope this helps you.
Most headlights lens are sealed up to prevent this problem. A broken seal or a crack somewhere opened up to let in moisture.
You can drill a small hole on the lowest part of the plastic headlight housing to let the water drain out. Or, replace the plastic headlight assembly with a new sealed one.The plastic headlights turn yellow and cloud up over time (not because of moisture inside, because it's plastic getting ruined by the weather and the sun). This problem reduces headlights from putting more light on the road.
The only thing you can do with moisture inside the headlights is to drain out the water that builds up. The seals on the headlights are bad right now and are going to keep letting moisture in. I would replace the both headlight assemblies for new sealed, clear ones.
In left rear wheel well under a plastic cover is your fill and vent pipe
A coupling from plastic pipe to metal pipe must be taken apart and air blown into tank
This plastic line is bent down and collects overfill and moisture, thus not allowing tank to to vent as you fill.
Once you have cleared plastic line and reassembled coupling , gently bend metal pipe so plastic line drains towards tank.