GM Cadillac 1967-1989 Repair Guide

Instrument Cluster

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Air Cushion Restraint System is a driver knee restriant system which is replaces the lower steering column cover assembly. Before servicing any component turn ignition switch to LOCK then disconnect the negative battery cable and tape terminal end to avoid accidental deployment.

All Except 1980-89 Seville and 1978-89 Eldorado
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the instrument panel insert.
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  5. With the shift lever in the Park position, remove the shift indicator cable and clip retaining screw from the steering column.
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  7. Remove the upper and lower cluster assembly retaining screws. Remove the screw directly above the steering column which retains the cluster to the speedometer mounting plate.
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  9. Pull the cluster outward, then disengage the speedometer cable and the electrical connections.
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  11. If equipped, disconnect the speed control sensor from the cluster assembly. Disengage other connectors as required.
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  13. Place the shift lever in the Low position, and if equipped with tilt wheel, place the wheel in its lowest position. Remove the cluster assembly from the dash.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Set the shift, indicator cable in the Neutral position and adjust the cable accordingly.
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1980-81 Seville and 1978-81 Eldorado
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the top and bottom applique retaining screws.
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  5. Unsnap the portion of the applique trim below the steering column.
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  7. If equipped with tilt wheel, place in its lowest position and remove the applique panel.
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  9. Remove the cluster retaining screws. Pull the cluster outward, the disconnect the speedometer cable and printed circuit connectors. Remove the cluster.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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1982-85 Eldorado and Seville
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the left sound insulator.
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  5. Remove the instrument panel insert and applique trim from the instrument panel.
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  7. Place the shift lever in the PARK position and remove the shift indicator clip from the steering column.
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  9. Remove the steering column-to-upper mounting bracket nuts and lower the steering column.
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  11. Remove the upper steering column mounting bracket-to-cowl screws and lower the bracket.
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  13. Remove the cluster retaining screws. Pull the cluster outward, the disconnect the speedometer cable and printed circuit connectors. Remove the cluster.
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  15. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Be sure the shift indicator is properly aligned.
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1986-89 Eldorado and Seville
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the 7 screws located along the top and remove the instrument panel trim plate.
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  3. Remove the 4 mounting screws and the filter lens.
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  5. Remove the warning light lens screws and the lens. Remove the trip odometer reset button.
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  7. Remove the instrument panel cluster screws. Pull the cluster off the electrical connections and remove it. Using a pair of pliers, hold the retaining tabs at either end of the cluster board and remove the board.
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  9. To install the cluster, align it with the electrical connectors, push it into the instrument panel and reverse the removal procedures.
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