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djg3582

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instrument cluster bezel installation
« on: May 14, 2010, 11:27:43 PM »
Needs so assistance installing my instrument cluster BEZEL on my 65,  I unscrewed the six screws but the bezel wont come off. I tried pulling it off but it seems attached.  WHat am I missing.

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Re: instrument cluster bezel installation
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 01:57:16 AM »
You have to unscrew the speedometer cable from the back.  Then you have to lift up and out. 

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Re: instrument cluster bezel installation
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 10:28:08 AM »
What Glen left out is "how". I prefer to remove the driver's seat (I'm a bit over 6 feet and don't fit in tight places well), then reach up with my left hand to the right of the brake pedal support to unscrew the speedometer cable. Take a look in the FAQ section and see if Glen has a link to a wiring diagram of the cluster. You WILL need it.
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Re: instrument cluster bezel installation
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 04:08:12 PM »
What I do with that type of thing is to get a roll of masking tape and label each.  It's a lot easier than trying to follow a wiring diagram.  But, yes, we have diagrams in the FAQ. 

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Re: instrument cluster bezel installation
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 04:17:38 PM »
And us old engineering types use a wiring diagram to avoid mistaquez. Place a rag over the steering column and lay the instrument cluster on the rag. It makes it a lot easier.
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Re: instrument cluster bezel installation
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 04:25:13 PM »
I assembled a 1929 Mercedes SSK Kit car back in the early 80's.  I bought the kit from a place in Florida and they sent it to me.  Well, the next thing was to find a 1978 Mustang II and take off the needed parts to make it a running chassis.  There were 567,000 feet of wires that  to take off and put on the Kit.  I labeled each one with Masking tape, and when I started the car a  year later, there were no mistakes.  Everything worked just great.  I have a hard time following a wiring diagram.  They just don't make sense to me.  I guess that's the difference between a band director and an engineer.   ;D

 

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