Instrument panel - removal and refitting

Pre-1986 models Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

2 Extract the screws and pull the instrument panel bezel from the panel. The two clips at the base of the bezel will release by the pulling action (see illustrations).

9.2a Extracting the instrument panel bezel screws - pre-1986 model
9.2a Extracting the instrument panel bezel screws - pre-1986 model

9.2b Removing the instrument panel bezel - pre-1986 model
9.2b Removing the instrument panel bezel - pre-1986 model

3 Extract the two screws which hold the panel to the facia (see illustration).

9.3 Removing an instrument panel retaining screw - pre-1986 model
9.3 Removing an instrument panel retaining screw - pre-1986 model

4 Remove the dash under-trim panel, reach up and disconnect the cable from the speedometer by depressing the serrated plastic ring.

5 Gently pull the cluster forwards and to one side so that the wiring multi-plug can be disconnected. Withdraw the panel.

Refitting
6 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

1986 models onwards
Removal
7 Refer to Chapter 10 and remove the steering wheel.

8 Extract the two screws and pull the instrument panel bezel from the panel. The two clips at the base will release by the pulling action (see illustration).

9.8 Bezel lower retaining clip (arrowed) - 1986 models onwards
9.8 Bezel lower retaining clip (arrowed) - 1986 models onwards

9 Undo the four screws securing the panel to the facia (see illustrations).

9.9a Instrument panel upper retaining screw (arrowed)
9.9a Instrument panel upper retaining screw (arrowed)

9.9b . . . and lower screw removal - 1986 models onwards
9.9b . . . and lower screw removal - 1986 models onwards

10 Pull the panel away from the facia and disconnect the wiring multi-plug and speedometer cable from the rear of the instrument panel. It may be necessary to feed the speedometer cable slack through the bulkhead from the engine compartment to facilitate removal. Withdraw the panel (see illustration).

9.10 Disconnecting the speedometer cable
9.10 Disconnecting the speedometer cable

Refitting 11 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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