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Re: A puzzler!

At 09:18 3.06.98 -0400, David Kavanagh staff wrote:

>OK, I'm know I'm not that stupid, but could someone please explain to me
>why I can't get my freakin instrument cluster out!
>I have an '87 5000CSTQ. Bently says, pull steering wheel, combo switch,
>remove two screws and simple remove the cluster. Well, let me tell you....
>I tugged and tugged. I got it to move (previously, it was stuck with some
>kind of adhesive). It seemed to be hung up in the upper middle. I couldn't
>get my hand up behind it to unplug anything. It was hard enough seeing
>behind there (even with my 150W halogen drop light)! What was supposed
>to take 1 hour start to finish took 1.5 hours and I didn't even accomplish
>what I wanted to!
>So, what is the trick? 

There are two pieces of metal (sorry, no appropriate English word comes to
my mind) on top of the instrument cluster that prevent it from being
removed. Try to look in the space between the top of the cluster and the
dash and you'll see what I mean. You have to press them down while pulling
the cluster (this is one of the moments when you really wish you had three
hands :-) ).

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)