REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Disconnect the battery ground cable.
- Remove the instrument cluster finish panels, if equipped.
- Remove the seven instrument cluster-to-panel retaining screws.
- Position the cluster slightly away from the panel for access to the back of the cluster to disconnect the speedometer.
If there is not sufficient access to disengage the speedometer cable form the speedometer, it may be necessary to remove the speedometer cable at the transmission and pull the cable through the cowl, to allow room to reach the speedometer quick disconnect.
- Disengage the harness connector plug from the printed circuit board and remove the cluster assembly from the instrument panel.
- Apply an approximately 3 / 16 in. (4.8mm) diameter ball of silicone dielectric compound in the drive hole of the speedometer head.
- Position the cluster near its opening in the instrument panel.
- Engage the harness connector plug to the printed circuit board.
- Connect the speedometer cable (quick disconnect) to the speedometer head.
- Connect the speedometer cable and housing assembly to the transmission (if removed).
- Install the seven instrument cluster-to-panel retaining screws and connect the battery ground cable.
- Check the operation of all gauges, lights, and signals.
See Figure 4
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the cluster opening finish panels.
- Remove the transmission selector cable loop from the ball stud on the shift lever.
- Loosen the thumb wheel bracket screw and disengage the bracket from the steering column tube.
- Loosen the four instrument cluster-to-instrument panel screws.
- Pull the cluster out of the panel first and rest it on the steering column tube.
- Disengage the electrical connections from the rear of the cluster and remove the cluster.
- Engage the cluster electrical connections.
- Position the cluster in the instrument panel and engage the locator pins.
- Install cluster retaining screws.
- Place the transmission selector cable loop on the ball stud on the shift lever.
- Position the thumb wheel bracket on the right side of the steering column tube and tighten the screw.
- Adjust the transmission lever as necessary.
- Install the cluster finish panels.
- Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper operation.
On newer model vehicles when the battery is disconnected it may cause some abnormal drive symptoms until the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more for the PCM to relearn its strategy.