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Instrument cluster removal--again

otra vez--I've read all the threads I could find on the topic. Very helpful, except for the last step. I am trying to replace the SPM, and can't seem to get the cluster out. I am pulling straight back, with sufficient force I fear breaking plastic. Any additional tips/ideas for those who have done this?

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Are you talking about the harness? You have to press down on a release tab and wiggle side to side to get it out. Yes it's a bitch.
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The clips on the binnacle? They are a pain, and it does take some force!
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The clips on the binnacle? They are a pain, and it does take some force!
Thanks, I did dive back into this today and got it out. Was extremely tight to pull out. Nothing broke and I got it all back in with only the minor difficulty of a dropped screw recovered by articulating magnet. Now let's hope the headlight issue is fixed.

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When I remove mine, the clips that are on the back of the binnacle usually fall off into the dash and I'll have to fish them out with a magnet.
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When I remove mine, the clips that are on the back of the binnacle usually fall off into the dash and I'll have to fish them out with a magnet.
^^^ I have had them fly quite far and really had to search to find a couple of them. Worst part of the job.
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My clips came out find but the top of the binnacle had a strip of velcro to the dash pad. The bond between the top and bottom of the binnacle was very poorly done. That being said, when I pulled mine outward to release the clips the top stayed in place(broke away from the bottom). I picked up some abs plastic weld and fused the pieces back together. I also added a little bit of window weld that I had laying around to give it a little extra strength. Its pretty sturdy now.

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