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Old 01-02-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Cluster removal issue

So after taking everything off that holds the cluster in place. Whomever owned the car before, both of the "A" clips are snapped off, which after about 25 minutes of trying to wiggle the cluster out, I gave up as I felt i'd rather not break it.

Any suggestions on how to get it out without those "A" clips? Specific tool that won't damage the cluster while pulling it out? A hook perhaps? haha
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Assuming it's a non airbag car remove the underdash cover. You should then be able to reach up and tilt thentop of the cluster forward.
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Assuming it's a non airbag car remove the underdash cover. You should then be able to reach up and tilt thentop of the cluster forward.
Its an airbag car unfortunately
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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Its an airbag car unfortunately
You can still unbolt the silver metal looking thing after you take the knee bolster off. Should be able to reach up and push on the back of the cluster to get it out.

Also, a dental pick with a 90 degree hook on the end might work.
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