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How to dismantle Series 1 Combination Guages


Hi all (especially Jalal as I know he has done this before emoticon),

I have a need to totally dismantle my Series 1 Combination Guages to the extent of removing the rear black cover and circuit board to enable me to run a set of wires to an indicator I am placing in the front black facia of the guages.

Jalal has done it here but there is no explaination as his later mod for the rear fog lamp LED here did not need as much of the circuit board removal.

Anyone who could help with guidance (and pics if they have them emoticon ) will receive much public votes of thanks from me in return (and probably aid in finalising of one of the best Xtrail mods to-date).

Don't go out and dismantle your guages just to give me pics though emoticon

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Kev,

Which step you're stuck on? The removal of the cluster or just the back cover to get to the circuit board?

Are you planning to drill the black fascia around the dials to have this "indicator"? If so, you don't really need to take out the circuit board and can slot wires from the edges.

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The cover to get to the circuit board Jalal.
I have seen the 7 plastic clips around the outside and some screws from the front, but there seems to be 2 screws from the front which are partly behind the dial faces and not able to be undone.

I'm having the indicator on the front black facia and I need to run an 11-strand ribbon cable (or probably a thicker multi-strand cable) for the connections.
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Since this cable will be about 5mm diameter, I thought drilling a hole in from the rear through the white moulding might be easiest.
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No worries mate,

Easy!

There are 7 screws holding the black cover which covers the circuit board and they're located as follows:

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There are 3 hidden screws, one under the fuel guage dial and one under the speedo, so all you need to do is push the needle all the way to 220kms/hour (don't worry, you won't get booked LOL emoticon ) and do the same with the fuel and temp needles (do so gently) and then unclip the bottom of the dial faces from their place just enough to lift the corners to expose the hidden screws:

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The 3rd hidden screw is under the long black strip which you can simply remove from its place to see it:

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When all 7 screws are removed, just unclip the black plastic cover from its place

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The circuit board itself can NOT be removed, as it is attached to the dial needles and these are spring loaded, so stay clear from them or you will face major dramas putting them back in if they pop out.

Nice location for that 4WD torque gadget if that's what you're doing emoticon

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Thread moved to "how to" section of the forum.

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The 3rd hidden screw is under the long black strip which you can simply remove from its place to see it



Does this strip unclip or slide out ?


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Does this strip unclip or slide out ?



Unclip mate.

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I already guessed what was going in there even before I saw the rectangular marking for where it was going to go emoticon

I can't believe how fast Jalal solves everyone's problems (less than an hour and a half, with photos!). I imagine he already had the photos from the previous time when he dismantled his instrument cluster, and didn't run out to the garage to rip his dash apart at such short notice emoticon

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I already guessed what was going in there even before I saw the rectangular marking for where it was going to go emoticon



Same here, but I didn't want to disappoint Kev so early in the game LOL emoticon

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I imagine he already had the photos from the previous time when he dismantled his instrument cluster



Nope Rich, these photos were taken last night after I dismantled the cluster right here on my desk. I have told you guys before that EVERY screw in my exy has been touched, I can do this blind-folded now LOL emoticon

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Jalal you are such a naughty boy 8(
I did say not to rush out and take pics straight away.
But thanks for your usual extra effort.

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