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Old 03-20-2020, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default 36 Ford fordor sedan dash gauges removal

I need to remove my amp meter/temp gauge cluster to replace. Do I need to remove the dash? If so, how? Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:20 AM   #2
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We can probably assume correctly that i's a Ford. Knowing the year would be nice.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:24 AM   #3
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As thread states - 36 Ford
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:38 AM   #4
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No need to remove the dash.There's two nuts behind the gauge that hold it to the dash. Disconnect the battery first though.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:55 AM   #5
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Much easier to remove the speedometer then you have easy access thru that hole without fiddling from under the dash.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:50 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for your much appreciated information. The task at hand now appears to be doable. Al
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:11 PM   #7
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deuce lover is spot on here. Taking out the speedo makes this job much easier. Expect to drop a nut/washer or three so take care to make a place to catch those buggers. 1/4 inch ratchet with appropriate extensions will help alternating with box/combo wrench.

Be aware there are two light bulbs at 11 and 1 o'clock on the speedo as well as the easily removed speedo drive cable.

I'd advise you be gentle with the temp gauge because it's not really a wire but a liquid filled tube and is easily f-ed up.

While all this kit is out take time to clean the inside of the instrument glass with a q-tip reached in from behind, and carefully/gently clean the green plastic 'window' pieces that let light into the dials from the tops. I've heard of folks replacing that stuff with Sprite or Mtn. Dew bottle plastic.
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