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Re: instrument cluster

This is great stuff.  I need to change bulbs also.  Is it the same for
my car, a '90 Model 80 Quattro?  I think '89s and '90s are the same body
style, right?  Also, do you know how to change the bulbs in the power
window switches?


Greg Koehler
Redmond, WA
'90 Model 80Q
From: Matt West <matt@tdraft.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 19:06:59 GMT
Subject: Re: instrument cluster

On Wed, 10 Apr 1996 07:27:07 -0400, you wrote:

>I have a 89 Audi 90Q,  two of the three gauges in the lower level of the
center cluster have burn
>(I presume) back light bulbs.   Does anyone know the procedure for
removing the gauges and
>replacing the bulbs.  Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.

Not a quick job, but quite easy.  You have to remove the centre

1.  With a screwdriver, prise out the lower handbrake trim from under
the handbrake lever.  Then prise off the handgrip trip, then the lower
2.  Remove the rear ashtray from the centre console and remove the
console mounting bolts.
3.  Prise out the front bolt cover near the gear lever and remove the
mounting bolt.
4.  Remove the rear section of the centre console.
5.  Unscrew the gearshift knob and remove the leather boot after
removing the single screw.
6.  Pull off all three heater control knobs and remove the plastic
surround.  This exposes the two screws to remove the strip of trim
above the auxiliary instruments.
7.  The front section of the centre console can now be moved back and
you can then gain access to the rear of the instruments.
8.  When putting this front section back in place, it takes many
attempts to get the sides correctly in the clips at the bottom of the

While you have access to the instrument panel, it is better to replace
all three bulbs has the new ones can look brighter than the old ones.

Matt West
Oxford, England.
e-mail : audi@tdraft.demon.co.uk
1989 Audi Coupe 2.2E