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Old 02-20-2010, 04:23 PM
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Default Gauge cluster removal

I am in the process of replacing my old, rotted dashpad and I need some help. I have removed all of the trim and the various steel supports that hold the edge of the dashpad in place. But the one thing I cannot figure out how to do is how to remove the gauge cluster. Does anyone have photos of the back of a gauge cluster that shows what I am missing here? I see 2 small screws with nuts on them at either end of the pods, but even after removing these, the cluster will not come out. My manual does not show a very good picture, it is vague at best. If I can get this cluster out of the way, I can move forward with replacing the dashpad. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:18 PM
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Guess nobody here has ever removed a gauge cluster before.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:07 AM
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Wish I could help you but it has been about 15 years since I had done my 58 dash restore, so didn't think everything I had forgotten would help you out much with your bulletbird. I am sure there's got to be someone out there that can chime in on this post with some knowledge. I don't know if there might be anything in the search knowledge function but you might give it a try and see if you come up with anything. Maybe Coral or Ray can help you out with the search function for our knowledge data base. Good luck to you.
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Default Gauge cluster removal

Hi Wayne,

It looks like you got the answers to your question over on the VTCI Forum! I went looking for information on how to get those gauges out of a Bulletbird to no avail, until I logged into the VTCI Forum, of which a number of us here are also members. I saw that one or two of our members answered you there. If you did not get all the help you needed, please let us know, and maybe someone here can step in and help. Maybe Alan Tast can help you with this also. If he does not know, I do not know who would..

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