How To Remove An Instrument Cluster In A 2002-2007 GMC Envoy
A malfunctioning instrument cluster in your GMC Envoy can be a big source of frustration. Fortunately, there are several easy solutions to this problem including repairing it or replacing it with a new one. Removing the instrument cluster is an easy process and only requires a few tools. You can save a lot of time and money doing the work yourself. We'll show you how!
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Removing The Instrument Cluster In Your GMC Envoy
To get started, you'll need the following tools:
- Ratchet wrench
- Socket extender
- Philips screwdriver
- 7mm socket
- Trim removal tool
Next, you’ll need to prepare your GMC Envoy so you can work on it.
- Park on a flat, level off-street surface
- Turn the key to the auxiliary or first setting
- Set the parking brake
- Tilt or lower the steering wheel down as far as possible
Once you have your Envoy prepped, follow these steps to remove the instrument cluster:
- Use the trim tool to remove the dash trim panel from around the instrument cluster. Go slow, being careful not to break any of the trim clips or gouge the plastic face.
- Use the screwdriver to remove the screws holding the under-dash panel in place and remove it.
- Remove the screws holding the instrument cluster surround in place. These screws are inside the area where the under-dash panel was removed.
- After removing the surround, use the socket wrench to remove the screws from around the instrument cluster.
- After removing the screws, pull the instrument cluster out of the dashboard. Then unplug the master connecter from the backside of the cluster. Be careful not to pull on the wires when unplugging the connector.
Replacing Or Upgrading Your Envoy Instrument Cluster
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