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Old 15th July 2008
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does anyone know how to take the dash apart so that the instrument cluster window can be cleaned from behind? mine has spots on it (ok, they aren't that bad, you can only see them when the light hits it just right), but i'd still like to get back there and clean it up. Not sure how they might have gotten there, they were there when i got the vehicle. anyone ever tried to do this?
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You have spots behind the lcd? You are sure you cleaned the front properly? I havent heard of that. I know as soon as u remove the unit you have to have it re-programmed to the car or it wont work...
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no no-- not the lcd, just the gauge cluster area-- ie speedometer, tach etc. the clear plastic that protects those from dust is dirty-- on the back.
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ohhh. Well I am pretty sure that is a sealed unit, even when removed. Short of reglueing it after i dunno
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ohhh. Well I am pretty sure that is a sealed unit, even when removed. Short of reglueing it after i dunno. And u will still have to have it re-programmed to the car.
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huh.. i guess there's nothing i can do then. if its really sealed, those spots must have been there when it was made, so i guess im stuck with them.
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a couple other opinions/confirmation would help but thats my thinking
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i can't be positive about ours, but when i was a ricer, we used to take apart our clusters and paint inside them. Everyone i have taken apart was glued, BUT, if your carefull you can seperate it.
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The window can be taken apart. It separates the dials from the "window" enclosure. You should then be able to wash the whole thing. No electronics or metal parts in the "window" enclosure. I have taken it apart before while upgrading to the window to get the metallic ringed dials look.
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