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Author Subject: Speedo and dial removal FAQ
kip76

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Post #1
Hi guys

I took some pictures while removing my speedo unit to disable my now redundant seat belt pre-tensioner light.

I've done a quick FAQ below to help you as it took me a bit of guessing to get it all apart.

This should be of use for:

Changing dash bulbs
Speedo / dial replacement
Changing speedo face

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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 18:05
kip76

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Post #2
You will need the following:

1 - patience
2 - just about every Torx screw from T10-T30 but definitely T10,T15,T25

Step 1 - Remove the cover on the top of the steering column.

There are two deep screw holes underneath the column (roughly in line with the wiper and indicator stalks)

Use a torx key to undo the two screws and place them somewhere safe.

Screw holes highlighed below


The cover (circled in red below) should lift easily off the top. The bottom bit will flop around but shouldn't fall off.



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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 16:40
kip76

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Step 2 - Remove the trim surrounding the speedo cluster

First undo the two screws at the top (T10)

There's an identical screw above the speedo


Then the two lower screws that were hidden by the steering column cover (T15 IIRC).

Left hand lower screw


Right hand lower screw



Wiggle the trim slightly and it will come out. Put it where you won't stand on it.

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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 16:44
kip76

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Step 3 - Remove the speedo cluster from the car

Unscrew the screws holding the speedo into the car. 1 in the centre at the top and 2 at the bottom.

You can't see the top one in this pic but I've circled where it is.


The top also clips in at the screw point so gently ease it out and then tip amd pull the speedo unit forward.

You will then be able to see the wiring connectors . They are not very clear in the pic below but I have circled them in the relevant colours where they attach. I believe these are the only two connectors (I didn't need to remove the speedo completely so left them attached).

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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 16:48
kip76

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Step 4 - Decide whether you need to remove the speedo or (better) whether you can reach what you need to without completely removing it.

If you need to remove it move the steering wheel to its bottom setting and wriggle the thing out like your life depends on it. Its really tricky to squeeze past a P2/3 wheel so fumbling around behind/using your sense of touch Dry is best if you just need to replace/change a bulb.



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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 16:10
kip76

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Not Step 5 - How to get to different bits

The first set of clips is for the speedo glass (marked Front)

The second set of clips is to access the dial faces (eg. you want to put in silver dial faces Dry ) (marked Back)



The bulbs go in from the back of the unit and are a twist fit (bayonet). They're tiny too so don't drop them down the back.

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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 16:52
kip76

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Refitting and how long it takes

That's it. Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Doing this for the first time without instructions took me about an hour and a half including removing two bulbs for redundant warning lights. Allow yourself an hour with the instructions (or twice that if comletely removing the speedo) and you should be fine.

Even the mechanically inept should be able to do this.

And now for the "legal" bit...Don't blame me if you lose your temper or break something, it worked for me. Thumbs up

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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 16:07
kip76

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If any of the picture links aren't working for whatever reason they can be found on my fotopic site along with other handy mechanical pictures:

Clicky for my mechanical pictures

The End

PLEASE DON'T POST ANYTHING ELSE ON HERE SO THAT THIS CAN BE FAQ'ED

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Posted 17th Apr 2006 at 17:23
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Very nicely done!

FAQ'ed Thumbs up

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