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Help! Fallen at first hurdle...

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Old Badger, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Old Badger

    Old Badger Copenworld Regular

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    Hi everyone

    I just started my programme of mods to MLC by buying a new set of white dials form Lockwood - they look really cool! Thought the "comprehensive" instructions would tell me how to fit them....so, the first step, according to the instructions is "remove instrument cluster" :( That is the bit I needed to know!!! I have absolutely no idea how to remove it. There don't seem to be any screws or clips. Can anyone help? I really want to do it myself but feeling a bit of an idiot at present! :think:

    Any tips gratefully received :D

    Old Badger (feeling like Old Bodger....)
     
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  2. Adam K

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    The smooth piece of trim is just clipped into place. Just get your fingers behind & pull towards you. Just go easy with it. When i did it i got my fingers between the clear instrument window & the pointy peaks of the round style shapes. That will expose the instrument cluster which is retained by a few screws I believe.
     
  3. Old Badger

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    Thanks Adam! I'll give it a go :D
     
  4. trustafox

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    just pull it.

    I'll be interested in knowing if the dial are an easy swap. I think they are. I was thinking of changing my dials.
     
  5. Old Badger

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    IF I manage to get the instrument panel off using Adam's advice I'll
    Let you know! :D
     
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    It comes off very easy. You just need so wiggle it around a bit to get it passed the steering wheel.

    Looking at them I realised they won't go on my car as the tach is set for the turbo engine
     
  7. Adam K

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    Another reason to buy the turbo model ;)
     
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    :eek: managed to get it out thanks to your great advice! Replaced all the dials and they look great BUT now got to recalibrate the needles :eek:
     
  9. Old Badger

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    Swap was easy-ish (if you ignore a frantic search of kitchen floor by the old Badgers to try to find the tiny needle which sprang off the speedo dial! Found it hiding in a pot plant on the windowsill. Phew!! ;)
     
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    And I've just become a Copenworld Member!! No more newbie for me! Feels like my biggest achievement in years!! :D:D
     
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    WHITE DIALS LOOK AMAZING!!! Managed to recalibrate speedo by putting arm through steering wheel at 30 mph and comparing with satnav speed while pushing needle on to spindle. :eek::eek: Tricky! Done it though. Strongly recommended :D
     
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