REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
The instrument cluster must be removed from the instrument panel if servicing any instrument cluster component. The instrument cluster is an electro-mechanical module that gains most of its information from the Body or Timing Control Module by way of the CCD bus.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disarm the air bag system using the recommended procedure.
- Remove the instrument panel left end cap and the headlight bezel.
- Remove the two headlight switch screws and move switch to allow clearance for the instrument panel cluster bezel and instrument cluster removal.
- Remove the instrument panel upper center bezel. Remove the hazard switch and the upper steering column shroud.
- Tilt the steering column down into the lowest position. On the LHS, remove the instrument panel cluster bezel. If the message center is integrated with the instrument cluster bezel, separate the wire connector. The message center lamps may be replaced at this point, if required.
- Remove the instrument cluster retainer screws and disengage the upper latch.
- Pull the instrument cluster forward slightly and disconnect the wire harness at the back of the unit. Remove the instrument cluster from the panel. Disconnecting the wiring harness from the back of the instrument cluster will require approximately 20 lbs. (9 kg) of force.
- Connect the wire harness to the instrument cluster and install cluster into the instrument panel. Install the retainer screws.
- Attach the message center wire connector. Install the instrument panel cluster bezel and secure in position.
- Install the hazard switch and the steering column shroud.
- Install the instrument panel upper center bezel, headlight switch and headlight bezel to the instrument panel.
- Install the instrument panel end cap. Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper operation of the instrument cluster gauges.