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 Post subject: Removing a BA cluster
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:05 am 
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I saw a few posts here and at other ford forums asking about changing BA clusters so I thought I would make tut for every one to read. I hope it helps some one.

Removing the cluster is a pretty simple task. I'm someone who hasn't had much to do with this kind of thing but I figured it out pretty quickly. Once you have done this acouple of times it should only take a couple of minutes but for the first time just take your time.
I've also out lines the steps to dismantle the cluster completly. Once again I figured it out so it can't be that hard just take your time and don't break anything.

Here are the steps I took for Removing Cluster

Step 1 - Put the steering wheel right down and out. Put your finger in behind the ruber flap and pull towards yourself. There is 4 little push in clips as you can see in the next photo.

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Step 2 - Get a long phillips head screw driver and take out the two screws which are located in the holes marked with the red arrows, use a magnetic screw driver as it is easier.

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Step 3 - Remove these three screws which are marked with the red arrows.

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Step 4 - Get hold of the base and drag straight out toward you to expose more of the cluster so you can get a better grip.

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Step 5 - Once you have the cluster right out reach behind the cluster and there are two wire looms- one to the left and one to the the right - they have a little clip in the top which you can feel with your finger - just push the clip and pull the plug.

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Step 6 - Next slide the cluster out from behind the steering wheel - I found it easiest to slight it out to the left.

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Aditional photos - 1 - You can see here the two plugs on the back of the cluster

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- 2 - You can see the two wire looms and plugs in this pic.

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- 3 - You can clearly see the two screww holes under the cluster in this pic.

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Just do these steps in reverse to put the cluster back in.

My next tut will be dismantling the cluster down to the circuit board.
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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:56 pm 
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Well done, good tutorial.. maybe a mod should make this and your other thread a sticky or put it into the tech docos section or something?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:34 pm 
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not bad for a newbi well done (clapping in back ground)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:16 pm 
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hey Syco
great Work
can you turn this into a word doc?
If so would you mind if we uploaded it as a tech doco?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:20 pm 
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top job champ...

When I took mine one out I dropped the wheel down a bit so I could remove the cluster over the top rather than the side (might be because of the column I have tho)

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