Thanks for all the hints! Full procedure is as follows:
1. Remove the padded plate under the steering wheel by removing the 4 bolts.
2. Remove the 2 torques/hex headed screws that hold the bottom of the Dash Trim in place.
3. Remove the bottom two screws holding the clear plate you can see.
4. Remove the Lights Knob and the nut under it.
5. Remove the top two screws from the Dash Trim which are above the instrument cluster.
6. Lower the steering wheel all the way
7. Gently pry the Dash Trim forward being careful of the light wiring to the Lights switch surround on the left and the switches on the rights. You may have to jockey it a bit to clear the vents.
8. If you are agile enough (and I was) you don't have to remove the trim all the way. Just reach around it and remove the 4 screws across the top of the clear Gage Cover.
7. Reach under the Dash Trim and lift the bottom of the Gage Cover and spin the Tachometer needle counter clockwise back to the pin.
9. Reassemble in reverse order of above
While I know that justdon said not to just spin the needle around, but it would not lift over the pin with bending the needle. I tested after I did this and the Tach appears to be giving a correct reading and it didn't just spin back as suggested.
All told, took me about an hour, because I had to locate some of those screws the hard way (and in the wrong order). Bottom line though is I have a working Tach again!
Thanks Guys! 8)
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 AT 10:21 PM