We’ve prepared several instructional videos, written instructions, as well as an instructional diagram with removal instructions for the different types of GM vehicles that walk you through removing your cluster.
How to Remove an Instrument Cluster from a GM Car:
Below are instructions on how to remove an instrument cluster from GM cars.
- Open both front doors.
- Lower steering wheel
- Put transmission in 1st gear
- Remove right and left fuse cover.
- Remove 2 screws from dashboard located directly above the instrument cluster.
- Depress 2 retainer clips.
- Lower plastic cover above foot pedals and carefully allow it to hang, you will see two screws below the steering column holding in the panel.
- Remove 2 screws below the steering column. Lower the front slightly and pull towards the steering wheel. Once removed it will expose a single screw to the left of the steering column.
- Remove screw to the left of steering column.
- The entire dashboard may now be removed by pulling from around cluster, radio and steering column. Some side to side movement might be necessary to remove clips.
- Notice the 4-way flasher on the upper right of the cluster.
- Pull dash towards you carefully, squeeze retaining clip from the 4-way flasher.
- Remove entire dash from car – be careful, it can easily be broken.
- Notice 4 screws holding instrument cluster in place.
- Remove 4 screws.
- Gently pull instrument cluster towards steering wheel.
- Unplug single wiring harness attached to the upper right of the instrument cluster.
Instructions for Most GM Trucks and SUVS:
Below are instructions on how to remove an instrument cluster from GM trucks.
- Apply parking brake.
- Automatic transmission – place in lowest gear to allow more room to work.
- Tilt steering wheel in down position.
- Gently pull on the rear corners of the bezel.
- Remove bezel.
- Remove hex head screws (7mm) that hold GM instrument cluster to instrument panel cluster.
- Remove the instrument panel cluster by tilting the bottom of the cluster outward.
- Disconnect instrument panel cluster wiring harness by squeezing tab and pulling gently.