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Old 07-24-2007, 07:15 PM   #1
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A big thanks towildsurfer92 for the techwrite up that can now be found in the tech articles.

Remove two screws at top of dash (7mm):
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Remove two screws holding collar on steering column (phillips head):
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Remove three screws holding knee panel in (8mm), and then pull out the two clips, one on each side holding the panel on:
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Remove the metal plate behind the knee panel, 2 (8mm) bolts:
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Pull the cluster housing away from the dash:
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Remove the wire harness for the headlights and the dead switch by pulling them out of the back of the switch:
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Remove the wire harness for the hazard flasher and convertible top if applicable by pulling them out of the back of the switches:
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Remove the 4 (7mm) bolts holding the gauge cluster in:
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Now pull out the gauge cluster slowly. It is connected in the back by the speedometer cable, which is right behind the speedometer, and two other harnesses. Get you hand to the bottom right of the cluster and remove the lower harness by pinching the sides of the connector together and pulling it out. Then move to the connector at the top left of the cluster and again pinch the sides of the connector together and pull to remove. Finally to remove the speedometer cable, depress the clip holding the cable onto the speedometer and pull. Now you are able to remove the gauges.
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This removal was done so that I could replace some light bulbs, and so that I could remove the core of the speedometer cable to grease it. If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask. 85 mustang instructions also available if needed.

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how do you get the speedometer cable to clip in to the back of the speedometer? I couldnt get mine to clip in at all.
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shove it nice and hard, assuming its lined up correctly. The end of the cable has 1 flat edge to it, as does the female end of the gauge.
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Thanks i need to change the bulbs on the cluster too i think..the gauge lights up but from 0-30 it wont light up..Any recommendations or tips on replacing the bulbs? my dash looks exactly like the one in the pics
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Thanks i need to change the bulbs on the cluster too i think..the gauge lights up but from 0-30 it wont light up..Any recommendations or tips on replacing the bulbs? my dash looks exactly like the one in the pics
The bulbs are simple. You'll find about 20 or 25 of them back there, if I remember correctly. Lots and lots of the same little plastic nub's stick out of the back of the cluster. Those are the bulb sockets. A little twist left, and they pop out. Be careful trying to remove the actual bulb from it's socket though. They're terribly hard to get out if they break. Most auto stores have the bulbs in stock, they just don't know it.
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The bulbs are simple. You'll find about 20 or 25 of them back there, if I remember correctly. Lots and lots of the same little plastic nub's stick out of the back of the cluster. Those are the bulb sockets. A little twist left, and they pop out. Be careful trying to remove the actual bulb from it's socket though. They're terribly hard to get out if they break. Most auto stores have the bulbs in stock, they just don't know it.
Thanks ill probably fix it tomorrow then thanks for the quide
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Thank You very much.I hope this works. I'm new to this.
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