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post #21 of 96 (permalink) Old 03-01-2005, 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by Pa|2a|)oX@Mar 1 2005, 11:50 AM
This should really be a pinned topic.


I'm gonna have to do this when I do the red needle/blue or white LEDs.


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On the floor shift model all you have to do is remove the 2 screws holding the finish panel in and then remove the cluster screws, that will give you the same access to the bezel, don't seem fair does it?
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Great job!

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All it took was 9 months and me to get this pinned
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since no one has posted them yet, I'll throw up the pics of removing the IC on a floor shifter...and its much easier!

first remove the two hex head screws from under the climate control vents trim piece, which also surrounds the IC. I belive a 7mm socket fits them.
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that pieces is held in place also by 4 metal clips, so after you remove the screws, it just pops out. may take a bit of force, especially the first time. lower the Steering Column to the lowest setting so you can get to it easier. I have found the best way to get a hold of it is to point the A/C vents downards, and you can find a small lip on the bottom of that opening, its as good of a handle as anything. after you get that off, you have full access to the IC.
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Remove the 4 gold colored hex head screws on each corner of the IC, these hold it into the car. I think I used a 9mm socket on these. After these are removed, it will come out easily. Tilt it up so it can fit out of the hole in the dash, be careful as there are still electrical connectors on the back, so don't yank on it.
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Turn the cluster over and disconnect the two electrical connectors on the back. They are keyed so when you put it back in, they will only go in one way. There is a slot for a 3rd connector which is unused on my car, maybe on the 96's where there was alot more stuff in the IC there may be 3 connectors to disconnect.

And that's it, after removing those two, the IC comes right out. Sorry to all the column shifter people, ours is much easier to remove. If you want to remove the lens, to change the needles or paint the bezel or anything like that, remove the torx screws around the outside of the cluster, just like in Ashley's pictures.
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I used FireSpirits guide over the weekend to take out my dash and get to the cluster. Perfect instructions, Thanks!
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