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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:36 pm 
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how do i get my cluster out of my el to change the colour

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Remove the radio surround.
Remove the plastic suround that runs around the cluster and down to the radio.
Remove 4x screws from around the cluster.
Carefuly pull out
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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:46 pm 
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dont forget to unplug the cluster.. seen someone trying to rip the cluster out and confused at why it wont budge lol

the plugs can be tight sometimes
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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:21 am 
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Its pretty easy actually. First time will take you a while but after a few times you will be able to do it in ten or fifteen minutes. It's best to use screwdrivers with magnetic tips, just makes the job faster and easier.

1. Remove ash tray by sliding it out of it's cavity.

2. Remove the three screws that hold radio surround and remove surround.

3. Adjust steering wheel to it's lowest postion.

4. Remove 5 screws that surround the cluster.

5. Pry the dash facia off, it might take a bit as Ford used a bit of glue but it shouldn't be to hard to get off.

6. Disconnect all the electrical sockets, trip computer, electrical ariel, fuel door release, boot release etc.

7. Remove the four screws that hold the climate control/air conditioning unit and remove the unit (you may not have to remove this but I did so I have more accesibility when removing the cluster.)

8. Remove the 4 screws that hold the dash cluster in position, be careful not to slip and scratch the cluster perspex.

9. Carefully remove the cluster making sure you don't scrathc the cluster perspex as it is very sensitive to marking.

10. Disconnect the electrical connections from the dash, they can be pretty stiff sometimes so you might need to pry the edge a bit with a screwdriver.

12. Once you have the cluster out of the dash take it inside and sit on a table.

13. If your just changing he globes then you you can flip the cluster over and change the globes/ LEDS and your done.

14. If your changing the cluster you will have to remove the 4 screws at the back and unclip the perspex.

15. Remove the perspex.

16. Carefully remove the 4 or 6 needles by slowly twisting them in an anti-clockwise motion while slowly pulling upwards.

17. Remove original cluster and insert new one.

18. Now your done just reverse the process to install the cluster keeping in mind to be careful of the perspex and not to over tighten the screws to prevent you from chewing the thread out which will cause rattles.

any problems just pm me or reply

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:45 am 
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Burns as i havnt 40 posts yet i cant reply to your request for a front right turning lamp that sits in front bar. I was at ozwreck in dandenong on wednesday and they have a silver fairlane nl that has the right light still intact in the bar and the left is damaged so they should sell you just the one.
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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:43 am 
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Burns wrote:
16. Carefully remove the 4 or 6 needles by slowly twisting them in an anti-clockwise motion while slowly pulling upwards.


use a fork and gently lever them straight up
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Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:15 pm 
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thx alot for that mate aye cheers for taing the time:)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:14 am 
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ghia97 wrote:
Burns as i havnt 40 posts yet i cant reply to your request for a front right turning lamp that sits in front bar. I was at ozwreck in dandenong on wednesday and they have a silver fairlane nl that has the right light still intact in the bar and the left is damaged so they should sell you just the one.


oh thanks man your a legend. I shall look their number up in the phone book, hopefully its in there as im from geelong so it may not be.

cheers

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:17 am 
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Shum's EL wrote:
Burns wrote:
16. Carefully remove the 4 or 6 needles by slowly twisting them in an anti-clockwise motion while slowly pulling upwards.


use a fork and gently lever them straight up


yeah that works too, but take care because my mate snapped his needles by doing exactly that. But then again he drives a Commodore, kinda have to expect that ha ha ha.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:21 am 
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Hey Shum's EL, i go up to horsham probably once every 2 months, i see a few fords getting round. Is yours white???

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:59 am 
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yeah but it hasnt been on the road for a long time and niether have i (no license lol) but there is a couple of others that get around
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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:51 pm 
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Ok, i'll pm you before i go up next and might see you round up there. I love horhsham.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:09 pm 
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Burns wrote:
Ok, i'll pm you before i go up next and might see you round up there. I love horsham.


that makes one of us lol
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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:30 pm 
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Shum's EL wrote:
Burns wrote:
Ok, i'll pm you before i go up next and might see you round up there. I love horsham.


that makes one of us lol


yeah i don't think i would want to live there. good for a week end though.

 

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