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How do you Remove instrument cluster panel on 1996 ford explorer?

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Disconnect negative battery cableTilt the steering wheel to its lowest position and remove the instrument cluster bezelRemove the instrument cluster retaining screwsPull the instrument cluster out,unplug the electrical connectors from the backside and the shift indicator from the bottom (automatic trans models) then remove the cluster from the instrument panel

remove the trim panel around the instrument cluster then remove cluster. On the back of instrument cluster are the bulbs just turn them half a turn and they come right out.

Begin by removing the instrument panel cover. The instrument cluster will be held in place with for retaining screws. Remove the retaining screws and the instrument cluster will come out.

It is not difficult. First you have to remove the 12vot cigarette lighter plastic and then remove the radio. 4 screws for the radio. Then you have to remove the panel that goes from the radio up to the instrument cluster. This panel has 4 screws. 2 of them are on top of the instrument cluster (visible) and the other two should be visible after removal of radio.

remove the top trim panel off the dashboard, the front trim panel from the instrument panel and remove the screws. good luck finding a replacement cluster

You'll need to remove the instrument cluster. First, remove the radio/climate control panel and the lower dash panel. Then you need to pry out the headlight switch, undo some screws that hold the upper dash trim panel, and remove it. This will give access to the four screws that hold the cluster in. Carefully reach behind and undo the two plugs into the rear of the cluster. Remove the cluster and put it down carefully on a clean towel. The bulbs are mounted in twist-to-remove sockets which you can only access from the back of the cluster.

Remove the instrument panel cover. Remove the instrument panel retaining screws. Remove the wiring harness from the gauges. The instrument panel will come out.

# Disconnect the negative battery cable. # Apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels. # Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. # Shift the gearshift lever to the 1position. # Position the steering wheel in the full-down position. # Remove the two instrument cluster bezel screws. # Separate the instrument cluster bezel from the instrument panel enough to gain access to the electrical connectors. Disconnect the following electrical connectors: # Rear window wiper/washer switch # Rear window defogger switch # Hazard warning flasher switch # Power E-AT switch, if equipped # Security indicator lamp, if equipped # Cruise control ON/OFF switch # Headlamp switch # Remove the instrument cluster bezel with the switches attached. # Remove the four instrument cluster screws and separate the instrument cluster from the instrument panel. # Position the cluster to gain access to the gearshift indicator. Remove the gearshift indicator from the cluster. # Disconnect the electrical connectors from the instrument cluster and remove the cluster. # The installation is the reverse of removal.

The 91 Vandura G2500 Instrument Panel Cluster Relay is located on the dashboard.

all of the bulbs in the instrument panel are on the backside of the instrument cluster.which means unless you can reach up under the dash to get to them you wiil have to remove the instrument cluster.

Remove the 2 screws at the top of the instrument cluster bezel (or dress front cover), carefully pry out with a small screwdriver and set aside. Remove the 4 screws that hold the instrument cluster to the inner dash and pull out. Turn instrument cluster over to access the bulbs for removal and replacement. Twist the bulb retainer to remove.

remove instrument cluster and clean plug at rear of cluster and other plug in dash, common problem - dirty plug causes no cluster activity and or goofy stuff

Removal and Installation Remove the instrument cluster finish panel. Remove the lower steering column cover. Remove the lower steering column cover retaining bolts. Position the parking brake release aside and remove the lower steering column cover. Remove the retaining bolts and remove the lower steering column reinforcement. Position the transmission range indicator cable out of the way. Disconnect the cable.Remove the retaining screw and position the cable aside. Remove the instrument cluster screws and position the instrument cluster aside. Disconnect the electrical connecters and remove the instrument cluster. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

It is behind the instrument panel - you must remove the steering wheel, then the instrument cluster to get to it

remove trim surrounding cluster, remove bolts securing cluster to dash, disconnect electrical connectors at cluster, twist failed bulbs out, reverse to install

Are you asking about the trim panel above the glove box or the trim panel in front of the radio or the trim panel around the instrument cluster? Ask again telling us which panel you wish to remove.

you are going to have to remove the panel they are in and disconnect the wires and either put the new panel up or if you have the old one put that back up. hopefully that will help

Instrument Panel Lamp Procedure per Prizm Shop Manual This procedure only applies to cars with tilt steering wheels. Prizms without tilt wheels are infinitely more difficult because you have to disable the airbag system and remove the trim covers from the steering wheel. Important: The ignition switch must be in the OFF position when removing the instrument cluster assembly. 1. Tilt the steering column down in order to gain the necessary clearance to remove the instrument panel cluster trim plate. 2. Remove the two screws that secure the instrument panel cluster trim plate. 3. Disengage the two lower clips (hidden) 4. Gently remove the instrument panel cluster trim plate from the instrument panel assembly. 5. Remove the three screws which secure the instrument panel assembly, pull out the assembly carefully. 6. Mark the the 4 electrical connectors where they connect to the cluster assembly so that you remember which connector went to which socket 7. Disconnect the 4 electrical connectors from the cluster assembly 8. Remove the instrument cluster assembly 9. Remove the instrument cluster retainer with the instrument cluster lens attached from the instrument cluster case by releasing the 8 locking tabs. 10. Remove the cluster bulb socket from the instrument cluster case by turning in a counterclockwise direction. Remove the old bulb from the socket and replace the bulb. 11. Reverse the procedure to reassemble NOTE: This is such a convoluted procedure you should replace all bulbs while you are this deep into it. Trust me, the other bulbs will soon go bad. Incredibly, the shop manual does not list the part number of the bulb. Note 2: It is easier, and you are less likely to break the trim plate, if this is done while the dash is warm and therfore more flexible. Like parked in the sun for a while before starting. Also, the bulb is a #194, and you will want to get green colored "instrument bulb boots".

You hav to remove the inst. cluster and them disassemble it (just remove the back plate) and you will find the bulb in there.

Instrument Cluster Removal & Installation 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the cluster opening trim panel. 3. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the loop on the indicator cable assembly from the retainer pin. Remove the thumbwheel bracket screw from the cable bracket and slide the bracket out of the slot in the steering column tube. 4. Remove the instrumental cluster retaining bolts. 5. Pull the instrumental cluster out of the instrument panel. 6. Detach the electrical connectors. 7. Remove the instrument cluster. To install; 8. The installation is the reverse of the removal. 9. Connect the battery cable, and check the operation of all gauges, lights and signals. *** Turn the light bulb housing counter clock wise. Sometimes they are very hard to turn. Don't be afraid to turn them. ***

Try to reach up from underneath but if you dont have room or cant reach it then remove the trim around the instrument cluster and heater (all one piece) unscrew instrment cluster and carefully remove the cluster the lights are in sockets that are removed from the back

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1. disconnect negative battery cable and wait 2 minutes (this disarms the airbag circuit while you work in that area). Remove the left end cover by pulling outward. Tilt steering column down to lowest position. remove instrument cluster center bezel (around radio and environmental controls) by disengaging 4 clips (2 on top and one on each side). 2. Remove 4 instrument cluster hood mounting screws. Three screws are located behind the center bezel and one screw is located at the left end of the hood. Pull on hood to disengage hood and remove instrument cluster hood. Pull instrument cluster rearward to disengage 8 clips and disconnect wiring connectors from panel. Remove instrument cluster.

Disconnect the negative bat. terminal. Remove the instrument cluster. Remove the hood release cable. Remove the retaining screws and detatch the left and right lower dash panels. Remove the glove compartment and ashtray. Remove the heater control assembly. Remove the center console. Remove the steering column U bracket and lower the column and support it. Remove the defroster grille and the defroster ducts at each end of the instrument panel. Remove the upper and lower panel bolts at each end. Remove the panel frame from the floor bolts in the center. Remove the mounting bolts that attatch the instrument panel to the cowl at the base of the windshield. Pull the instrument panel back and disconnect all electrical fittings. Remove it from the door opening.

Behind the fuse panel. You have to remove the fuse panel located in the drivers side kick panel and mounted on the back side of the fuse panel are a cluster of relays. One is for the Horn.


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