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Modano
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« on: May 15, 2021, 12:25:15 AM »

Hi
I always had a couple of fast flashing issues (maybe reopen/open a topic), but since I got my Coupé back (1981), I now have the left indicator light, and hazard light off.
Hazard are working fine, Indicators are working fast, but very slow.
Also, the fuel gauge sometimes was moving on itself.

I'd like to remove the dashboard to check/change bulbs, and check the earthings there. I just found out a post and I'm pretty sure these are dirty and cause a part of the problem.
There are the 4 plastic screws, but then, is there anything special I need to do before pulling it (and how to pull it ?), just lower the wheel and pull ?
It is in a very good shape, no scratches, nothing, I'll be a shame if I ruin it Sad

Thanks,
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 11:01:40 AM »

Good morning.
Disconnect the battery negative. Adjust steering column fully down.
After removing the 4 screws, release the speedo cable from the gearbox and lay it flat across the engine or battery.

Push the speedo cable a little, then pull the dash. Repeat if necessary. Use the long dash screws to wiggle it out.

Behind the dash,remove the small pipe from the oil dipstick. Slide the speedo cable locking ring off.
Then remove, by pushing the tabs, the 3 electric connectors.

Edit: When refitting, lube the speedo cable outer with silicon so it slides through the firewall grommet easily.

That's all.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 05:57:35 PM »

good advice on releasing speedo from gearbox end. A real bugger of a job refitting if you don't ...
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 05:01:15 PM »

Thanks for the tips Smiley
I already cleaned the green earth cable (from battery negative to the plate that protects the clutch cable, and to the gearbox), no on to the dashboard Smiley

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