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Old 06-05-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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gauge cluster removal

I own a 99 boxster and noticed the other day the odometer was not illuminated.
from what I've been able to read, I think it's the buld behind the dash that needs to be replaced. My problem is how do I remove the cluster to get access to the back panel???? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

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Old 06-06-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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Hi Derek,

There is a small circular vent on the left hand side of the steering wheel. Pop that out with a small screwdriver. Underneath is a torx bit screw, take that out. Pop out the hazard switch on the passenger side of the steering wheel. Under there is another torx. Once those are you, you can pull straight up on the gauge cluster and it will pop out. You will not be able to pull it up very far as there are 3 electrical plugs on the backside with quick releases. Undo those and pull the cluster away from the dash. It is a good idea to lay down a towel on the dash, just so you don't leave any imprints from the gauge cluster.

There are a couple of bulbs on the backside, you might as well replace them all while you are in there....
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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Here's a nice site with pretty pictures. The link "instrument cluster" is on the left side menu

http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/index.htm
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:20 PM   #4
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Thanks Doc! Removal Went Smooth And Now Workinf Perfect, Thanks Again
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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Thanks Doc! Removal Went Smooth And Now Workinf Perfect, Thanks Again
Good job, glad it went smoothly!
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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I had the light go out behind the far right (Australian) oil pressure/clock window only. I will do what the doc advises and hopefully report success.

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