Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Instrument Cluster

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figures 1 through 8

When handling or storing the instrument cluster, make sure that the overlays are not damaged. If you put the cluster down, make sure it is in the face-up position, or the gauge operation will be damaged.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument panel left end cap.
  4.  
  5. Tilt the steering column down to its furthest position.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the center bezel by disengaging the retaining clips



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the 3 attaching screws under the center trim bezel



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the screw at the left end of the cluster hood panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: When removing the cluster hood, these clips must be carefully disengaged



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Fig. Fig. 5: Carefully remove the cluster hood panel

  1. Remove the instrument panel center bezel by disengaging the 4 retaining clips.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 3 cluster hood mounting screws under the center bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the retaining screw at the left end of the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Pull the cluster hood straight back to disengage the 8 retaining clips. If equipped with a mini trip computer, pull the hood back approximately 3 inches (7.6cm), then stop. Reach through the radio opening in the cluster hood and disconnect the minitrip computer wiring harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cluster hood panel.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the 4 instrument cluster mounting screws



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Fig. Fig. 7: Carefully pull the cluster assembly out of the instrument panel



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Fig. Fig. 8: Disconnect the wiring harnesses behind the instrument cluster assembly

  1. Remove the 4 instrument cluster mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument cluster and unplug the wiring harness connectors from behind the cluster assembly. Remove the cluster from the vehicle.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Plug in the wiring harness connectors to the back of the instrument cluster assembly.
  2.  
  3. Place the instrument cluster assembly into correct position on the instrument panel. Install and tighten the 4 cluster mounting screws.
  4.  
  5. Place the cluster hood panel over the instrument panel and connect the wiring harness to the mini trip computer, if equipped. Keep the forward edge of the cluster hood down on the instrument panel, while sliding the hood forward to engage the 8 retaining clips.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the cluster hood panel mounting screws behind the center bezel and left end of the panel.
  8.  
  9. Install the center bezel into the instrument panel by engaging the 4 retaining clips.
  10.  
  11. Install the instrument panel left end cap.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figure 9

When handling or storing the instrument cluster, make sure that the overlays are not damaged. If you put the cluster down, make sure it is in the face-up position, or the gauge operation will be damaged.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. If equipped, tilt the steering column down to its furthest position. If necessary for access, remove the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the mounting screws and remove the instrument cluster bezel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 4 instrument cluster mounting screws.
  8.  
  9. Remove the instrument cluster and unplug the wiring harness connectors from behind the cluster assembly. Remove the cluster from the vehicle.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 9: Instrument cluster assembly removal

To install:
  1. Plug in the wiring harness connectors to the back of the instrument cluster assembly.
  2.  
  3. Place the instrument cluster assembly into correct position on the instrument panel. Install and tighten the 4 cluster mounting screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster bezel and tighten the mounting screws.
  6.  
  7. If removed, install the steering wheel.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

 
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