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Re: Instrument Panel Bulbs: Need Help

You also need a 22mm socket to remove the nut that hold steering to the 
column. I think the correct torque for the nut is 44ft/lb. You want to also
disconnect the speedo cable at the transmission end to give the speedo cable
some slack otherwise you might break the plastic bayonet connector that 
connects to the back of the speedometer. On the 5000s there are about 5-6 
electrical connections. 

Anthony Chan
92' 100 V6 

On Tue, 2 Apr 1996 rademer@rbg.informatik.th-darmstadt.de wrote:

> Date: Tue, 02 Apr 1996 17:09:12 MESZ
> From: rademer@rbg.informatik.th-darmstadt.de
> To: Audi Mailing List <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> Subject: Re: Instrument Panel Bulbs: Need Help
> Hi!
> To change the instrument panel bulbs you have indeed to remove the
> steering wheel. Assuming yu have an Audi 82-87 (for this I know the
> procedure) you have to remove the horn plate first. Then you'll see the
> nut you have to remove. Pull off the wheel (and don't forget the position).
> Then unscrew the two Phillips screws in the inner top of the instrument
> panel. With force you now can pull out the whole instrument cluster.
> If you have a mechanical speedo, unclip the speedo wire; then pull the
> panel a little further and unplug the electrical connections. On the back
> of the panel now you see two big bulb-holders (sp?). The small ones on the
> bottom row are for the idiot/signal-lights.
> "Reassemble in reverse order..."
> But: My manual says: Don't remove the steering wheel yourself, if you
> have an airbag...
> Hope this helps...
> Ero.