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 Post subject: Removing gauge cluster
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Today at the pick-n-pull I scored a gauge cluster cover for my 81' DL. The clear plastic on mine is cracked so I want to replace it. I was able to get the gauge cluster out of the car at pick-n-pull by breaking some clips and tearing at some wires. It worked well for pulling it off the one there, but I'd rather not tear my car apart to get mine out to replace the cover.

My question is, how do you go about disconnecting the speedo cable from the back of the cluster. There is the part that you have to turn and it pops off but it's covered by a larger clip that I'm not sure how to remove. Any input would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing gauge cluster
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Use a standard screwdriver and break the anti-tamper seal clip off. Then, you can remove the cable. Once you have it out, remove the seven screws holding the circuit board assembly to the back of the cluster, then swap it over to the nicer housing. Installation is the reverse of removal, although, you won't be able to reuse the anti-tamper seal, which, most pre-'86 cars are missing by now. Either due to broken odometers that needed to be serviced, speedo cables needing replacement, or a heater core/blower motor job that needed the dash removed from the car to gain access.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing gauge cluster
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Oh, so I did the right thing by snapping it off on the other car. Lol. Good to know.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing gauge cluster
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:25 am 
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LOL, yep. It was something that Volvo started using in 1977. Replacement speedo cables don't come with it anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing gauge cluster
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Here is the finished product for anyone who's interested. It looks soooooo nice.
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