Getting the cluster out was easy. 1) Disconnect the battery! You don't want the air bag going off! Let her cool down for 10 minutes. There are 2 #30 or 35 (?) Torx bits behind the Wheel that hold the air bag in place. Take them out and pull the bag unit.
The next step is a doozie. All that is holding the steering wheel to the column is a big hex socket screw. Get your 10mm hex head socket, a 6 inch extention, and a 1/2 inch drive 18 inch long breaker bar.
Picture of the hex head socket and the screw below - sorry about the focus.
I put a 4 foot axe handle through the wheel, my wife held and added commentary, and i pulled like a mule. It broke free with a snap. I think it had green? threadlocker on it.
With it out, all there was left to do was index the wheel to the column with a little liquid paper, and pull the wheel. Under that is a little trim ring held on by 3 #1 phillips screws.
The insturement cluster pops right out.
Last edited by delucat2; 11-04-2003 at 12:42 PM.