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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 00, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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On my 68 im trying to remove the dashpad and as i understand it i must remove the instrument cluster to do this. well as i see it i have to lower the steering column to get the instrument cluster out?? can someone help me out on how to get the instrument cluster out, thanks..
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 00, 07:48 AM
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You got it. Lower the column and remove the screws from the lower and upper sections of the pod. If you are lucky the speedo cable will be long enough so you can pull the pod out and reach in from the left. Disconnect the wiring plugs and it should come out. Be sure upon re-installation to get a good connection on the upper-center screw on the pod. If you look at the structure you will see that it feeds the ground to the gauges. If this connection is not solid it will cause all kinds of electical problems.

You will also need to remove the glove box liner. If your hands are not too big you should be able to reach all of the fasteners from these two places.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 00, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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ok thanks, ive got the cluster out now but how do you get those nuts of the bottom of the dash pad? what tool do you use?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 00, 09:52 AM
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It's been 4 years so bear with me...

I believe a deep 1/4 drive socket should do the trick. If the studs are rusty it may be difficult to get them loose. Some penetrating oil might help. Ignition wrenches might work also. There's not much room to work with all the dash accy's in place.

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