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Old 11-17-2010, 08:33 AM
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WARNING: On vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, seat belt tensioner, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment and personal or fatal injury .

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1.Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
2.Remove the fastners (2) that secure the top of the instrument cluster bezel (3) to the instrument panel (1).
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3.Using a trim stick C-4755 or equivalent, disengage the retainer clips that secure the instrument cluster bezel (2) to the instrument panel (1) and remove the bezel.


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WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.



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1.Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2.Remove the cluster bezel from the instrument panel.
3.Remove the two screws (2) that secure the instrument cluster (1) to the instrument panel structural support (3).


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4.Pull the instrument cluster rearward far enough to access and disconnect the three instrument panel wire harness connectors (2) from the connector receptacles (1) on the back of the cluster housing.
5.Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel.



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1.Remove the instrument cluster (1) from the instrument panel.
2.Working around the perimeter of the instrument cluster (3), release the clips that secure the instrument cluster hood and lens unit (2) to the housing and remove the hood and lens.
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thanks looks pretty straight forward

hope I can add an evic cluster to my st
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Success I now have the EVIC cluster on my ST ram, the compass doesn't work but thats it. I know have 2 more functional gauges, the bigger EVIC display, and it shows what station the radio is on.
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I wonder what it would take to get it to work ?
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