How do you remove the instrument panel and gauges such as the speedometer, etc.

Tiny
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 6:45 PM

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Tiny
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Remove and Refit

Includes:
Speedometer illumination bulb-remove and refit.
Flasher indicator bulb-remove and refit.
Ignition low charge indicator bulb-remove and refit.
Fuel gauge-remove and refit.
Fuel gauge illumination bulb-remove and refit.
Temperature gauge-remove and refit.
Temperature gauge illumination bulb-remove and refit.

Removing

Disconnect the battery.

Press the speedometer (1, Fig. 10) in towards the fascia and rotate in a clockwise direction for right-hand drive cars and anti-clockwise for left-hand drive cars, until the instrument releases from the locking tabs.

Withdraw speedometer from the fascia (1. Fig. 11).
Note the positions of the cables and disconnect from the Lucar connectors at the back of the instrument (2, Fig. 11).
Unscrew the speedometer drive cable and turn the trip reset connector anti-clockwise until it releases, then pull it off.
Withdraw the speedometer illumination bulb, the flasher indicator bulb, and the ignition low charge indicator bulb (3, Fig. 11).

With the speedometer removed, the fuel gauge retaining bracket nut (2. Fig. 10) can be removed and the indicator (3. Fig. 10) withdrawn from the fascia.
Remove the fuel gauge illumination bulb holder and remove the bulb (4, Fig. 10).
The temperature gauge can also be removed by removing the retaining bracket nut and withdrawing the indicator from the fascia. Remove the temperature gauge illumination bulb holder and remove the bulb.

Refitting

Reverse the above operations.
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM
Tiny
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Very important to know - speedometer releases to the left on a left-hand drive vehicle.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:13 PM
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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Now that I have the speedometer out of my 1987 xj12 dash, my question is "Where is the bulb"?
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:25 PM
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Number 4 in the attached picture

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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:30 PM
Tiny
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Also, the text refers to some figures. Where are they to be found?
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
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The figures are not visible in the original article but I see it in your reply, thanks. Of course, my speedometer looks quite different (1987 xj12).
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
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Can you post a picture of what you see?

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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 2:40 PM
Tiny
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Here it is: The three bulbs are housed in plastic connections moulded into the back of the instrument; 1 at 12 o'clock and the other 2 at around 6 o'clock (relative to the housing but the photo is rotated 90 degrees to the left). The main bulb is I think, the one at 12 o'clock and it is burnt out. I'm off to the autoparts store to see if they have a replacement.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 4:19 PM
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OK, sounds like a plan.

Let me know how it runs out.

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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 4:31 PM

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