Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Instrument Cluster

Print

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1972-84 Vehicles



  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. On 1979 and later models only, the meter hood (instrument cluster trim panel) must be removed for access to the cluster. See Steps 1-3 of the 1979 and later radio removal and installation procedure for details on meter hood removal.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws holding the cluster to the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Pull the cluster rearward enough to gain access to the cluster assembly.
  8.  
  9. Reach behind the cluster and disconnect the speedometer cable.
  10.  
  11. Pull the multiple connector from the printed circuit.
  12.  
  13. Note the position of the two ammeter leads and disconnect them.
  14.  
  15. Remove the screw attaching the ground wire to the rear of the cluster. On trucks equipped with a coasting richer valve, remove the two connectors at the speedometer sensor switch.
  16.  
  17. Remove the instrument cluster.
  18.  

To install:
  1. Position the cluster assembly near the opening and connect the ground lead.
  2.  
  3. Connect the two ammeter lads to the ammeter.
  4.  
  5. Install the multiple connector at the rear of the cluster. On trucks equipped with a coasting richer valve, connect the two wires to the speedometer speed sensor.
  6.  
  7. Connect the speedometer cable to the speedometer head.
  8.  
  9. Install the four attaching screws.
  10.  
  11. On 1979 and later models, replace the meter hood.
  12.  
  13. Connect the battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Run the engine and check the operation of all gauges.
  16.  

1986 Vehicles See Figures 1 and 2

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1: Standard instrument cluster for 1986 vehicles



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 2: Electronic instrument cluster for 1986 vehicles

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Reach behind the cluster and disconnect the speedometer cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws attaching the cluster hood and carefully lift the hood off.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screw attaching the cluster pod to the dash panel and pull the pod out toward you, gradually. Reach behind the pod and disconnect the wiring connectors.
  8.  
  9. Remove the trip meter knob, and, on clusters w/tachometer, the clock adjust knob.
  10.  
  11. Remove the screws retaining the lens cover and lift off the cover.
  12.  
  13. Remove the screws retaining the cluster bezel and lift off the bezel.
  14.  
  15. Lift out the warning light plate.
  16.  
  17. On clusters wo/tachometer, remove, in order:

    fuel gauge
     
    speedometer
     
    temperature gauge
     
    printed circuit board
     

  18.  
  19. On cluster w/tachometer, remove, in order:

    speedometer
     
    digital clock
     
    tachometer
     
    fuel gauge
     
    temperature gauge
     
    printed circuit board
     

  20.  
  21. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  22.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo