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How 2 Remove Clear Lens on Instrument Cluster?

 
Old 04-08-2006, 11:45 PM
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How 2 Remove Clear Lens on Instrument Cluster?

Hey Guys,

Wondering if anybody can help me here. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to remove the clear glass face off a W124 instrument cluster. I already removed the cluster from the car, unscrewed the back and pulled out the gauges but I'm stuck figuring out how to remove the glass. I need to remove the glass to install a flat chrome gauge panel .
If anybody can help that would be great.

Here's a link to what I'm trying to install. But I need to figure out how to open up the cluster face

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-95...53262612QQrdZ1



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hmm...maybe it's removing it from the back and not from the front glass maybe??
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Well, I already pulled out the 3 cluster dials now I just have an empty cluster. The problem is opening the face or back up. I know it's possible becuzz they would'nt make this aftermarket part if it wasn't.

Anybody have any ideas?

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try to put the cluster in an oven for a few minutes to soften out the old glue.

then pry it gently/slowly.

done this before on my old cluster.

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yeah be careful with it. heat it up a bit first... the plastic lense is glued and can crack.. I cracked my old cluster lens trying to remove it. I decided not to try again with the new cluster.
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