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Subject: Re: Dash Lights

In message <s7d64b03.041@telgw1.accusort.com> "Michael  Williams" writes:

> I need to replace some dash lights on my 89' 100. The Haynes manual
> (which only goes up to 1988) says that I need to remove the steering
> wheel to remove the instrument panel. For all you with experience, is
> this really necessary??

Phil Payne replies:
< Not only necessary, but very easy on a non-airbag car.
< But don't you need to shift the stalks as well?  That's less easy - a
< diagonally-placed crosshead screw up a long hole.
I've pulled the instrument cluster out enough on my '91 200q20v; should be 
similar on your 100.  No need to pull the steering wheel or disable the 
There is a trim strip around the steering wheel (2 philips screws); then 
remove the trim strip across the base of the cluster (about 4 more philips 
Put some masking tape or similar across the wood trim beneath the cluster, 
otherwise it will get scraped up.  Loosen a couple screws, and you can pull 
the base of the cluster out far enough to unhook it, or just change the bulbs.
hth, chris miller, windham nh, c1j1miller@aol.com
'91 200q20v ==> http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html