Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")
All 1995 – 1999 S-Series
- 5.5mm socket
- 7mm socket
- ?mm socket (for steering column bolts)
- Something small & pointy (small screwdriver works well, see step 5)
- Flathead screwdriver
Lower the steering column. There are 2 bolts holding steering column up to the dash substructure. Remove them, and lower your steering column, letting it rest on your seat.
Unclip the wiring harnesses. There are 2 wiring harnesses attached to the back of the gauge cluster. Squeeze the tabs on the sides of the harnesses to release them from the cluster. They’re tight, so it will take a strong squeeze, or you can pry at them with a flathead screwdriver.
Remove the cluster surround. There are two 2-piece clips holding the surround/bezel in. Push the center circular pin in slightly, then pry gently out to remove both parts of the clip. You may be able to get it to pop out by pulling gently at the surround. Once the two clips are out, the surround should come out.
Remove the cluster. At this point, nothing should be holding the cluster in, and there should be enough clearance with the steering column dropped to remove the cluster.
Installation is the reverse of removal.