At this point in the Cruisers life I have torn it apart and
started painting and powder coating stuff. I decided to do the gauge cluster
with a bunch of other Stardust silver parts. Boy! There are a LOT of pieces
that have to come out to do this! Follow along as I do this tear down, cleaning,
and coating. While in here we will be cleaning/repairing the odometer, plus I'll show you
how to re-set it.
Disclaimer! This information is for your Cruiser knowledge only. Re-setting an odometer
is illegal in all 50 states. I am NOT reccommending you do this! Your ass if you get caught! (Yeah there are probably exceptions to that statement. Email me the info and I will add it here.)
What we start with
Removing Face Plate
If you read anything I type, read this!
DISCONNECT THE BATTERY!!!
the battery, remove the two oval head 6mm x1.0 screws holding the cluster in the dash.
Tilt the cluster so you can reach the speedo cable and unscrew it.
Remove the large white wires from the back of the Amp Meter. Make SURE that battery is disconnected!!!
With the cluster still tilted a bit forward lift it up to clear the two tabs on the bottom and pull it out until you can see the two white multi-connector plastic connectors.
Uplug these two connectors, and remove the cluster from the dash.
Clear off enough room on your work bench to do this job. There are a lot of small pieces! Lay the cluster on something soft like an old
towel and get your JIS Phillips screw drivers out. See Fig. 1.
Remove the four phillips screws holding the speedometer sub assembly in
place and carefully lift it out. For now set it aside in a safe place. See
If you are going to be painting/powder coating the entire
housing then remove the other two guage sets also. Set them in a safe dust free
Refer to Fig. 3 and using a small screwdrive and/or a pair of water hose pliers, bend the face locking tabs back all the way around the cluster until the face plate is free.