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VB dashboard removel ?

V3N0M

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i have tried everything and i cant get the top of the dash pad out and i cant get the speedo dils and stuff out either cause there is cables behind it and i cant get underneath to see how they come out.. im bout to get the grinder...... any help would be awsome......
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You need to take the instument panel out first. If you undo the screws around it you can (gently) pull it out enough to get your hand behind it and undo the retaining clip to release the speedo cable.

It should only be wiring from there and it shouldn't take too much effort. Don't go the grinder, you'll be sorry in the long run.
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grinder for the win. i pulled the dash out of the vh in several pieces.
 

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(lol @ vh-holden). yeah the panel wont move even an inch i been trying to get at it behind everything to undo it.. is there a clip i could feel for? or should i just get underneath the car and undo it from the box?
 

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There is a retaining clip right at the back of the speedo. Remove it from the box if you want, it might give you enough movement to take it off the speedo.
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oh, just re-read. there is a bundle of wires that plug into the back, it's off to the side. there is also the speedo cable which is a spring type clip. if your car has a vacuum guage, there will also be a hose going to the back of the cluster. this might be harder to get off, i just cut it with scissors. just be careful not to cut wires with the scissors.

i did that before the car got pulled off the road and sent to the racetrack ;)
 

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lol thank. im going to give it another shot soon.. so far this thing has been a headache without the manual.. getting one thursday i hope.... YAY! :p
 

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the cluster is pretty easy, pull the wiring plug out, the spring clip is a push type, i think it is on the bottom, just push and pull the cable same time. then there is 3 nuts on the bottom of the dash, you shoudl find them with a torch while looking up ,been a while since i did mine, dont go the grinder, take your time, patience is all thats needed, lol

not sure if much help
 

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awsome thanks ^_^. yeah i had another go today and quit b4 i got cranky haha. who woulda thunk that rebuilding a car would be so stressfull :p
 

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You think striiping a car is stressful, wait till you need some new parts, thats when stress will come in.
Now the dahs are a bugger to get out, but take your time, no need to rush things, and it will come out.
 
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