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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-21-09, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Removal of Instrument Cluster?

1991 Ford Thunderbird, I would like to know how to remove the instrument cluster because the plastic is all cracked.. Amyways, I tried looking on google for some type of a diagram how to remove it but no luck! Does anyone know of a diagram they could send me also how hard is this thing to remove?

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Re: Removal of Instrument Cluster?

You can go to AutoZone.com | Get In The Zone!, create a free account and look through the free online repair guides.

In the repair info section, click on repair guides. In the section list, click on Chassis Electrical and it will be listed in the Instruments and Switches section to the left.

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Re: Removal of Instrument Cluster?

It is not difficult to remove. Remove the trim around the radio stack. It just clips into place (can't remember if the ac and radio has to be removed first). You may have to pop up the trim on the console to access the screws for the radio stack trim at the bottom. The change pocket in front of the shifter can be pulled out by hand. Remove the steering column trim and knee bolster. You should be able to see the rest of the screws that need to be removed. Ford used a lot of push clips. Do not be afraid to pull. Now you can access the cluster.

I think you will use a 7mm, 8mm, and possibly a 5mm or 7/32 with a 1/4 inch ratchet and extension.

FYI- Remove the ignition key cylinder by turning it to the run position and inserting a small flat blade screwdriver into the hole in the bottom piece of trim on the column. This will depress the pin and allow the cylinder to be removed. DO NOT turn the cylinder once it is removed!

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