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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:08 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
to get to the cluster

screws behind ashtray, take stereo surround off to find another screw, screws above both knees and 3 screws above the instrument cluster.

take the front off and then there are 4 screws holding the cluster in.


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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:09 pm 
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i done a search rather than start a new thread. im trying to take my facia off and i have all the screws out but the ones ontop of the stearing wheel. 2 of them are easy to get to but one i cant get out because the screw driver dosnt fit....
any help would be nice.
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:59 pm 
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get a shorter screwdriver?

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:09 pm 
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lol yeah i dot have one and i was just wondering if ther is any other way apart from getting a shorter screw driver. i have a shorter on but its to thin and the screw is to tight so if there is any other way it would be a great help.
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:36 pm 
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:41 am 
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Can anyone tell me where I can get the plastic for the front of the cluster on an ef xr6??

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:49 am 
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A do it yourself wreckers, however, I doubt a retail outlet will separate one.

Average Price for a complete basic cluster is around $40.

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:52 am 
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Ford were still selling them a while ago so try there first then a wrecker or Ebay for a low series cluster.

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:22 am 
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If you lower your steering column down you can sometimes get enough clearence to get a decent sized screw driver in. It will also make removing the dash cluster easier!

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:41 am 
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Is there any other kind of cluster that will fit and work or am I better off getting original?
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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Cluster or perspex for cluster?

Have a read of the cluster types:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/Changing ... s-d14.html

I have a few police ones if interested.

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:38 pm 
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Perspex for cluster, I went to the wreckers and dismantled one today, but I could be swayed into changing the whole cluster if I found something cool, are there people who make custom clusters?
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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:44 pm 
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I think I have the mid series one but it is black not silver, is that right?
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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:10 am 
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Blazing EF wrote:
yeah all good was the 2 unders centre consloe but another problem is all the wiring behing the fuse box ive undone all clips but theres heaps of wires there do i need to undo them from te dash?


These two bolts (as in picture?)

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I think they should be added to the DASHBOARD REMOVAL TEXTS!

Also - I never managed to work out how to pull out the steering column, but I did get the dash out sweet as just by dropping the column towards the floor. Admittedly, it probably helped that I did not have a steering wheel on the column at the time! I am not a mechanic and it seemed easier to leave the column alone... I don't know about putting the dash back in tho. That may be a different story...
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