GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Instrument Cluster

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cavalier
1982-90 VEHICLES

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the speedometer cluster trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the speedometer cluster attaching screws.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the two steering column retaining bolts, then lower the steering column. Pull the cluster away from the instrument panel and disconnect the speedometer cable.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor connector from the cluster. Tag and detach all other electrical connectors as required.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cluster housing from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  14.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Base instrument panel cluster installation - 1982-90 Cavalier



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Fig. Fig. 2: Instrument cluster mounting - 1990 Cavalier Z24 shown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Electronic instrument panel cluster mounting - 1985-90 Cavalier shown



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disassembled view of the gauge instrument panel cluster - 1988-90 Cavalier

1991-94 VEHICLES

See Figure 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Unfasten the 4 screws from the steering column opening filler and remove the steering column opening filler.
  4.  
  5. Pull down slightly on the steering column collar to gain access and remove the 2 screws from the bottom of the cluster extension and remove the extension.
  6.  
  7. Detach the electrical connectors from the instrument panel dimmer and interior lamp control switches.
  8.  
  9. Unfasten the 2 screws from the top of the cluster and pull the cluster rearward to remove.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: Instrument cluster and extension mounting - 1994 Cavalier shown

To install:
  1. Reposition the cluster and install the 2 screws to the top of the cluster.
  2.  
  3. Attach the electrical connectors to the instrument panel dimmer and interior lamp control switches.
  4.  
  5. Reposition the cluster extension and install the 2 screws to the bottom of the cluster extension.
  6.  
  7. Install the steering column opening filler and secure with the 4 retaining screws.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

Cimarron
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the speedometer cluster trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the speedometer cluster attaching screws.
  6.  
  7. Lower the steering column. Pull the cluster away from the instrument panel and disconnect the speedometer cable.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor connector from the cluster. Detach all other electrical connectors as required.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cluster housing from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  14.  

Sunbird
1982-88 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the speedometer cluster trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the speedometer cluster attaching screws.
  6.  
  7. Lower the steering column. Pull the cluster away from the instrument panel and disconnect the speedometer cable.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor connector from the cluster. Tag and detach all other electrical connectors as required.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cluster housing from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  14.  

1989-94 VEHICLES

See Figure 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the speedometer cluster trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the 4 speedometer cluster attaching screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering column opening filler cover which is retained by spring clips.
  8.  
  9. Pull the cluster away from the instrument panel and disconnect the speedometer cable.
  10.  
  11. Detach all other electrical connectors as required.
  12.  
  13. Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  16.  



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Fig. Fig. 6: Instrument panel cluster installation - 1989-94 Sunbird

Skyhawk and Firenza
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering column trim cover. Remove the left and right hand trim cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cluster trim cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screws attaching the lens and bezel to the cluster carrier.
  8.  
  9. Lower the steering wheel column by removing the 2 upper steering column attaching bolts.
  10.  
  11. Unfasten the screws attaching the cluster housing to the cluster carrier. Pull the cluster out slightly from the instrument panel and disconnect the speedometer cable. Detach all other connectors.
  12.  
  13. Remove the cluster housing from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  16.  

 
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