you can open the instrument cluster by removing the torx screws located on top and in front on the cluster panel--need to remove the cover under the steering column and drop the column for easier access to the wiring and other bolts holding the cluster in position
1986 volkswagen cabriolet karmann convertable drivers door remopval instructions
The potentiometer is one of the two pegs that stick through the clear plastic on your instrument cluster. If twisting the peg doesn't bring the lights on, then remove the instrument cluster from the dash and take the potentiometer off. You can either replace it, or try to open it and clean the contact points (I've done this on many occasions).
there is a few screw to the front panel where the instuments are,remove them. them there will be a few smaller, I think their 11/32 screw heads,remove them after all that is undione the cluster should move around freely.DONOT PULL HARD ON IT! lower down the steering colomn then reach inbehind and remove necissary wiring and speedo cable. after that reverse the procedure and away you go on the road back to completion.
Try www.partstrain.com they sell parts for all types of vehicles and they are pretty reasonable
where do i find a graphic dash cluster for a 1986 ford thunderbird
The fuse panel on the Virago is under the instrument light cluster that surrounds the ignition switch where the neutral indicator light is located.
Other than slightly revised gauge graphics and center HVAC/radio controls they're identical
The horn relay is mounted behind the instrument cluster display. This display is the one that has the overdrive, parking brake, security, service engine soon, etc. readouts.
Easy. I have an 87 Accord, so it's probably similar. First you find the speedometer cable that runs across the top of your engine and into the side of the transmission. On the other end it enters the fire wall right where the instrument cluster is. You will unclip the end that is attached to the transmission and pull the cable out. In my case, the broken end was at the other end by the instrument cluster. You have to just start taking out screws to get take out the instrument cluster. Once you get that out, the cable simply clips in there as well. Viola, replace the cable. Easy. I have an 87 Accord, so it's probably similar. First you find the speedometer cable that runs across the top of your engine and into the side of the transmission. On the other end it enters the fire wall right where the instrument cluster is. You will unclip the end that is attached to the transmission and pull the cable out. In my case, the broken end was at the other end by the instrument cluster. You have to just start taking out screws to get take out the instrument cluster. Once you get that out, the cable simply clips in there as well. Viola, replace the cable.
1981-87 ModelsDisconnect battery ground cable.Discharge A/C system and disconnect refrigerant and heater lines from unit.Move shift levers away from dash.Remove right side cowl trim panel, if equipped.Remove 4 screws at base and remove glove box.Remove brace through glove box opening and remove ashtray.Remove right half of lower reinforcement (7 screws to instrument panel and 1 to cowl side of trim panel).Disconnect radio ground strap.Remove right upper air duct by removing mounting screw and pulling duct out through glove box opening.Remove instrument panel center brace and right instrument panel cluster pivot bolt.Remove instrument panel cluster, disconnect shift indicator cable and lower steering column.Remove steering column studs and radio.Remove scoop connecting heater to center distribution duct (2 screws).Remove center distribution duct by pulling bottom of dash out to gain clearance.Remove floor air distribution duct.Disconnect temperature control cable through glove box.Remove 7 retaining nuts from firewall and screw that retains assembly to cowl side sheet metal.Flex dash out and remove heater assembly.Remove nuts from door arms and remove door arms.Remove 7 screws to remove cover from housing.Remove evaporator core.Reverse procedure to install.
yes but you must replace the complete wiring harness inside the vechice.. Here is a good write-up on how to do it. http://www.az-zbum.com/modification.dash.conversion.shtml
Answer I just bought a 1987 Corvette Coupe and had the the same problems with the cluster. Only half of the panel was lit up, the Speedometer side but the gauges worked they were just dark. I found a website called Mr. Whizard Technical Services out of Winnipeg Mantoba that was great to work with. On the website there are instructions on how to remove the instrument cluster yourself and instructions on how to send it to them. They sent a UPS pickup label prepaid and had it repaired and sent back to me within a week. They fixed the cluster so it looks and works like new again with all the color displays and lights working and they did for only $200.00 a lot less than anywhere else I found. They did what they promised and on time. I recommend them to anybody with an instrument cluster of any make of auto. I website is; www.mrwhizard.com. This is my first Corvette and am waiting for summer to have fun. KE
I have a 1988 240DL. On my car I have an instrument panel with hidden screws, no doubt like yours. To the left of that instrument panel there is a headlight knob and a dimmer knob. Pull hard on those knobs and they will slide off. There are no screws or tabs. Once those are off, take a flat screwdriver with a wide blade, and put it in the crack between the panel behind those knob controls and the instrument panel and pry very lightly; that panel will pop off revealing the two screws on that side. To the right of the instrument panel there are two square panels, both of which are empty. Use that flat screwdriver to pry those off lightly to remove two more screws. Take all four screws out and you're on your way.
The temperature sender for the instrument cluster gauge is between spark plugs #5 and #7 on the passenger side cylinder head. The temperature sender for the ECM is in the front of the intake manifold, beneath the throttle body.
According to my 1986 Chevy Celebrity factory service manual the choke relay is in the "convenience center" and plugs in. The "convenience center" it behind the headlight switch and behind the instrument cluster. It appears to me that it would be less than easy to get to. Some convenience.
Remove the cover from your 1986 Chevy Cavalier radio. Remove the radio retaining screws. Slide the radio out and remove the wiring harness and the antenna cable.
I would like to know how to remove the radio in a 1986 chrsyler 5th avenue
the turbo is on the end of the exhaust manifold before the exhaust pipe starts .
Jacob drives a 1986 Volkswagen Rabbit. He also has a black Harley Sprint motorcycle.
Seat is from Spain. Their head office is near Barcelona. But since 1986 it belongs to the Volkswagen Group, which is German.
The instrument light dimmer is on the main lighting switch - rotate to dim or brighten. Have you checked that your instrument light bulbs are all OK?
Remove rear calipers and pull. That simple.