I'm hoping someone can help me here. I need to pull my
instrument cluster out, actually just the section containing the
speedometer and gauges, to change the lights. The manual is telling me
to pull the cluster out enough for me to disconnect the speedometer
cable. I can just barely get my hand behind the thing, because the
cable is too tight, and it doesn't feel like a knurled sleeve that I'm
use to. I can only just feel this fastener, whatever it is.. It
rotates a bit in either direction, but I can't even get my fingers
around this connector. There must be something I'm missing. Maybe I
need to disconnect the cable at the tranny for more slack?
Thanks for any help folks.
1981 ford e250 club wagon 460
I found it hard getting under the dash, so I unclamped the cable
from under the van and pushed forward as much cable as I could (there
was plenty slack). Then I could get the panel out enough to push that
tab and pull the cable. It turns out one bulb was blown, but
everything on this panel is wired via a flexible PC board. All this
was corroded, probably due to the evidence of residence by mice which
built a rather firm nest on top of the panel. It was so packed with
nesting material, it made it difficult to pull the panel! I used a
scotch-brite pad and silicone grease to clean and hopefully seal the
copper from more corrosion. At least now I can see gas gauge,
important on a 460!
Mike Hunter wrote:
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