Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Temperature Gauge

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Depending on production date, model and level of interior trim, certain vehicles will not be equipped with a temperature gauge.

Also some models incorporate an oil pressure gauge with another gauge like a fuel, voltmeter or temperature gauge. If 1 of these gauges fails, the entire combination gauge assembly must be replaced.

Justy
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, and place on a flat, clean, well lighted surface.
  4.  
  5. Turn the cluster upside down and remove the case and circuit board retainer screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the gauge-to-circuit board retainer nuts.
  8.  
  9. Carefully remove the circuit board assembly.
  10.  
  11. Lift the combination gauge assembly out of the cluster.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the combination gauge into the cluster assembly, making sure to insert the alignment tabs at the corners of the gauge.
  2.  
  3. Lay the circuit board over the rear of the cluster assembly, making sure to proper alignment the gauge-to-circuit board contact studs.
  4.  
  5. Install the retainer nuts to the gauge studs, and tighten snugly.
  6.  
  7. Install the circuit board and cluster assembly retainer screws.
  8.  
  9. Install the instrument cluster.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Start the vehicle, and make sure all the gauges work correctly.
  14.  

Sedan, Coupe, Loyale, Wagon and Brat
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, and place on a flat, clean, well lighted surface.
  4.  
  5. Turn the cluster upside down and remove the case and circuit board retainer screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the gauge-to-circuit board retainer screws.
  8.  
  9. Carefully remove the circuit board assembly.
  10.  
  11. Lift the temperature/combination gauge assembly out of the cluster.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the temperature/combination gauge into the cluster assembly, making sure to insert the alignment tabs at the corners of the gauge.
  2.  
  3. Lay the circuit board over the rear of the cluster assembly, making sure to proper alignment the gauge-to-circuit board contact holes.
  4.  
  5. Install the retainer screws to the gauge holes, and tighten snugly.
  6.  
  7. Install the circuit board and cluster assembly retainer screws.
  8.  
  9. Install the instrument cluster.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Start the vehicle, and make sure all the gauges work correctly.
  14.  

XT
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, and place on a flat, clean, well lighted surface.
  4.  
  5. Turn the cluster upside down and remove the case and circuit board retainer screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the telltale monitor retainer screws, and lift the monitor assembly out of the cluster assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the gauge-to-circuit board retainer screws.
  10.  
  11. Carefully remove the circuit board assembly.
  12.  
  13. Lift the temperature/combination gauge assembly out of the cluster.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Install the temperature/combination gauge into the cluster assembly, making sure to insert the alignment tabs at the corners of the gauge.
  2.  
  3. Lay the circuit board over the rear of the cluster assembly, making sure to proper alignment the gauge-to-circuit board contact holes.
  4.  
  5. Install the retainer screws to the gauge holes, and tighten snugly.
  6.  
  7. Install the telltale monitor, and secure in place with the retainer screws.
  8.  
  9. Install the circuit board and cluster assembly retainer screws.
  10.  
  11. Install the instrument cluster.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Start the vehicle, and make sure all the gauges work correctly.
  16.  

Legacy and Impreza
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, and place on a flat, clean, well lighted surface.
  4.  
  5. Turn the cluster upside down and remove the case and circuit board retainer screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the gauge-to-circuit board retainer screws.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cluster illumination bulbs by turning 1 / 4 turn and lifting the bulbs out.
  10.  
  11. Carefully remove the circuit board assembly.
  12.  
  13. Lift the temperature/combination gauge assembly out of the cluster.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Install the temperature/combination gauge into the cluster assembly, making sure to insert the alignment tabs at the corners of the gauge.
  2.  
  3. Lay the circuit board over the rear of the cluster assembly, making sure to proper alignment the gauge-to-circuit board contact holes.
  4.  
  5. Install the retainer screws to the gauge holes, and tighten snugly.
  6.  
  7. Install the illumination bulbs, and turn 1 / 4 turn to lock in place.
  8.  
  9. Install the circuit board and cluster assembly retainer screws.
  10.  
  11. Install the instrument cluster.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Start the vehicle, and make sure the all the gauges work correctly.
  16.  

SVX
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument cluster, and place on a flat, clean, well lighted surface.
  4.  
  5. Turn the cluster upside down and remove the case and circuit board retainer screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cluster illumination bulbs by turning 1 / 4 turn and lifting the bulbs out.
  8.  
  9. Carefully detach the individual gauge contact tabs from the circuit board.
  10.  
  11. Carefully remove the circuit board assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the retainer screws securing the gauges to the cluster case.
  14.  
  15. Lift the temperature/combination gauge assembly out of the cluster.
  16.  

To install:
  1. Install the temperature/combination gauge into the cluster assembly, making sure to insert the alignment tabs at the corners of the gauge.
  2.  
  3. Install the gauge retainer screws.
  4.  
  5. Lay the circuit board over the rear of the cluster assembly, making sure to proper alignment the gauge-to-circuit board contact holes.
  6.  
  7. Press the contact tabs on to the gauge connection tabs.
  8.  
  9. Install the illumination bulbs, and turn 1 / 4 turn to lock in place.
  10.  
  11. Install the circuit board and cluster assembly retainer screws.
  12.  
  13. Install the instrument cluster.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Start the vehicle, and make sure all the gauges work correctly.
  18.  

 
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