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Old 07-08-2002, 10:37 PM
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Thumbs up W124 Instrument cluster removal

I just wanted to share with you my experience in removing the instrument cluster in my 95 E220 W124.

I've read quite a number of threads regarding this and most of them were helpful but really a pain to do..... my patience run out.

Anyway, here's what I did:

1. Remove the black plastic cover just above the gas & brake pedals.

2. Pull out the light switch & unscrew the nut holding the light switch & cover.

3. Pull out the light switch cover gently towards you, then pull outwards to free the plastic clip/hook.

4. Gently pull out the ignition switch cover from the steering column end to free the plastic clip. Once the clip has been pulled out, pull the cover towards the steering column to free the plastic hook.

5. Once the plastic covers have been removed, unscrew all the 8mm screws holding the lower panel of the dash. 5 screws on top & 2 below.

6. Take out the lower dash panel & you should be able to access the lower back of the Instrument cluster and push it out.

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Old 07-09-2002, 10:28 AM
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hmmm...I'm going to get some white-faced gauge overlays soon along with replacing some burnt-out bulbs around the end of the month...might try that trick!
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:58 AM
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Here's another approach:

How to remove instrument cluster.
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:15 AM
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I had done that several times, I just removed two A/C vents, then pulled instrument cluster out by hands. If you know how to remove A/C vents, all can be done in 10 minutes.
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Old 07-09-2002, 01:39 PM
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I just loosen the speedo cable off the plastic panel under the carpet, and wiggle mine out, reach behind and unscrew the speedo cable formt yhe cluster, remove the cables and voila. its out. takes me less than 10 minutes.

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Old 08-18-2002, 03:37 PM
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Alon, from what I read it's beeen said that the temp wire has to be cut as there is no way to unplug it, and then spliced and so on. True or not for the W124?

Also, when I get my white face gauges, mind helping me put it in with me? I'll probably shoot down to LA sometime in Sept... let me know! Thanks
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