Only clips all the way. May have been cause by my multiple attempts to reset the system with the numerous methods I've read out there Yours is different. Remove those two screws and two more screws that are right under the air vents in the panel. Start pulling the cluster cover from the top left all the way to th … e right all on the top 5. The drain plug and oil filter are then exposed and easily accessable.
My guess, the motors are simply reastats, when they malfunction they allow a stray voltage to energize pathes of circuit board were not supposed to be. If all the guages progressively failed I believe this is your problem. The grill extends under each any other retainer clips should release when the grill in popped out. This exposes the instrument cluster. As I was paying I had to sign for a recall they preformed. The next day they said couldn't find a problem need to allot 4 more hours and I needed a new battery The one in the car was tested at Advanced Auto Parts the day before and tested good.
That leaves just four remaining screws holding the gauge cluster in place, all Philips head screws that are easily accessed. Remove one 1 dash cover screw from inside fuse area 5. Now the two retaining screws that hold the gauge trim can be removed. It will break the mounting panel where the nut is for the phillips headed screw that was removed much earlier. The Haynes book says there are three, but that's incorrect. Works ok for about an hour or so then gradually the air flow stops coming out of the upper vents. You can now see that the lights are held in little grey housings, you turn them counter-clockwise to unlock them and then pull them out.
Came out to come home, car wouldn't make a sound. If your gauges aren't working, you have no odometer reading, and your cruise control if equipped indicator light does not come on even if cruise control works, it's likely your problem is simply dirty connections. Posted on Aug 09, 2010 Hello and welcome, this is a internal fault in the dash cluster. If I push down on the vent area, the rattle goes away. As seen in the top right photo, you will have… unfortunately, this cannot be done without removing the dash. Apply the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from moving.
It's safer, but more expensive, to buy one through the dealer and get a warranty with it. They started that nonsense to cost you money around 2002 on some models and with some computers. The plate just slides around. If equipped with an automatic transmission, move the shift lever all the way down to last gear this will allow you room to remove the bezel. Remove the dash cover by pulling straight out. If you are trying to install the radio your self, you want to make sure you have all the correct parts for the installation, like a dash kit and wiring harness.
From the back, slip in a small screwdriver to the area that the red plastic cable lock is in. It just snapped off then that exposed the four screws holding the main panel in place. Remove four instrument cluster to instrument panel attaching screws, Fig. Remove the fuse cover on the left end of dash. When looking where the dash meets the window, it looks uneven there. I am not responsible for any problems that you might incur by watching or following this video.
The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. Be sure to clean both sides of each contact pin. There should be a screw on either side of the radio cage. Remove three electrical connectors using a small screwdriver. My driver side blend door would make a thumping sound while driving down the road.
My mechanic recommended that I put the key in the on position for 10 mins, turn it off and then start it, it works every time. They did a great job with the electrical hook up, but they messed up a little on putting the trim back together. I heard that there was recall due. I just can't stand for a car that has barely 4,000 miles on it to have a rattle in the dash. I found that when pulling the cover straight towards me while sitting in the driver's seat, the clips disengaged very easily.
Now you can grab the piece that is around the dash cluster, and carefully pull it out. Remove all 4, tilt the cluster down, and it will slide right out. Putting the cluster and cluster cover back in place is a snap so to speak. They replaced ignition and we haven't had a problem since. Remove the lower steering column cover retaining bolts.