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Old 12-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so here is the situation. I have a 93 3000GT NA. I am changing the facings to my center guages and I couldn't figure out how. I found something on Stealth316 about it, but it is for a 2nd gen. I do not have ANY room to move about behind to dash and I cannot move that little 3 item group to wiggle anywhere behind it. I have completly unbolted the dashboard and the only thing holding it in place is the speedo cable. I for the life of me cannot figure out how to get that cable loose from that metal mounting plate for the cluster. I have searched and yanked and tried to pry and nothing. My car has been sitting useless for 3 days now because I cannot get this loose. I already changed the lights on the cluster and I am not putting anything back together until i can get the center guages matching.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The cable is known to be a little tricky.

One technique I've heard is to take off the bracket from the firewall, which will give you enough slack to remove the speedometer cable.

To remove the cable, you'll need to pinch the sides of the adapter and pull it towards you.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I shall go try this right now. I hope it works because I am wits end and am very close to cutting.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hopefully you get it!
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IT WORKED!!!! I shall take pictures of this. I wonder how many people dove into this endeavor and about half-way through said "Man, fuck this!"
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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IT WORKED!!!! I shall take pictures of this. I wonder how many people dove into this endeavor and about half-way through said "Man, fuck this!"
That's great news! Please do post up the pictures if you take them, hopefully it'll help the next person.
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Ok, so I don't know if there is anything around like this for first gen cars, but there are some around for second gen. I used a vast majority of the 2nd gen disassembly instructions from Stealth316 to take it apart, but this one thing I could not get out. The plastic bracket to pull the speedo cable out. I didn't want to break it, so I searched and searched to get it out. I found nothing. Stealthify helped me with with information.

That little white thing. Like Stealthify said... Unbolt from firewall, pop clips and pull. Lift at the rear and push off main body and the main part will come off. The smaller round part will slide out the hole.

All this to pull the center guages out.

Center guage facings changed.

Dash back in...

Daytime shot...

A shot of them as a whole at night.

Close up of the cluster itself with the small brightness/contrast controller mounted to the bezel...

This is the whole reason I took the dash out was to change these 3 to match the cluster. The water temp needs to be adjusted, which means I have to take the dash back out again. >.<

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Next project... Change that steering wheel to a eclipse steering wheel...
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you don't have to pull the dash. Cut a hole to the right and behind the speedometer cluster. You can pull the gauges out that way once you remove the center vents.
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you don't have to pull the dash. Cut a hole to the right and behind the speedometer cluster. You can pull the gauges out that way once you remove the center vents.
No sir, you cannot. I attempted it because I was told this once before. There are two metal brackets in there and with those long metal brackets and the AC duct being right below the guages there is VERY limited wiggle room.
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