Instrument cluster removal

Jonas Majauskas jmajau at
Sun Jan 18 13:08:04 EST 2004

Well, in 200q20v, I took off the steering wheel (just to be sure that I
will not scratch instrument cluster). Then the plastic cover (upper
and lower pieces) around the steering wheels column (2 screws, access
from bottom). Then the part below instrument cluster (decorative "line") -
3 screws. After removing that part, you will see 3 more screws at the
bottom of instrument cluster. After that, you should be able to pull the
bottom of instrument cluster a little bit and it should surrender :)

On Sun, 18 Jan 2004, Dave K. wrote:

> Seems to me there was a somewhat hidden fastener on the right lower side of
> the panel.  It was above the console area....
> Sorry for vagueness.
> Dave K.
> chopped a 200TQ into itty bitty bits...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Werner" <noonan67 at>
> To: <200q20v at>
> Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 1:53 AM
> Subject: Instrument cluster removal
> > I'm trying to get the instrument cluster out of my 200q 20v, and came upon
> > an impass.  Took out all the screws and hex bolts, but when it came time
> to
> > pull the cluster away from the dash, I fell upon a good bit of resistance.
> > Now, normally, this wouldn't bother me, as gentleness is not a trait I
> > aspire to.  But, my bull-in-a-chinashop ways have cost me quite a bit of
> > money in the past few weeks, so I am erring on the side of caution.
> >
> > The cluster on my 80q comes out quite easily without removing the steering
> > wheel or any other parts of the dash.  Am I not so lucky with the 200?  Do
> I
> > need to dig further?
> >
> > Let me know,
> >
> >
> > -- Tom Werner
> >

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