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Does anyone know how to get the instrument cluster out of the dash in a 92 Paseo or Tercel? I found the one I want, but I don't know how to remove it. Hooray for a tachometer!!
 

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my suggestion...

disconnect the battery, remove the steering wheel, remove the steering column cover, then remove the cluster trim..... then the 3 screws that hold the cluster....
pull the cluster forward a little as you can't pull it forward no further than 5 inches because of the spedometer cable.....
remove the 2 connecters for the wiring from behind the cluster...
then the spedometer cable.

that's it.
it's a pain..but that's it.
 

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Pemdawg said:
Does anyone know how to get the instrument cluster out of the dash in a 92 Paseo or Tercel? I found the one I want, but I don't know how to remove it. Hooray for a tachometer!!
I pulled mine out to replace some of the bulb, but i never had to remove the steering wheel. The first thing i did was to remove the screw at the top of the trim, then it just pops out at the bottom. Then there were a few screws(i dont think there are too many, just 3 or 4). My hands wouldnt fit behind to disconnect the speedometer cable so i reached up from the bottom(under the kick panel) and unhooked it. Then the whole thing just kinda(with a little wiggling) tilts and comes out. Unhook the wiring and youre home free. Shouldnt be too hard to get new one in if its the same size. Thats all i did to mine.
 

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honestly dont know since my car doesnt have one. im thinking about puttin one in on the dash tho
 

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I did a similar swap on my Camry. Toyota is usually very good about their connectors being pinned for just about all options. The wire harnesses are generally the same on a particular model regardless of what equipment is installed. Whatever is not used is just there wating for you to connect something to it.
Just plug the connectors in and see if it works. Mine did.

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I won't say I am 100% sure. It depends on the model year of both cars. When I swapped the insrument panel in my 90 Camry so I could have a tach, all I did was plug it in and turned on the engine and the tach worked. I swapped over the original speedometer to keep the milage accurate but that was it. The donor car was from another 2nd generation Camry.
I am doing an engine swap on a 89 tercel right now and the instrument panel from the donor car (92 Paseo) uses the same connector plugs. The wire pinning is different but the plugs are the same. Now we are talking about a jump in model years and from carburetter to fuel injection, but I would think it is an easy swap if both cars are from the same model year / generation.

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sorry if this is repetitive but... will an instrument cluster from a 91-94 paseo be strictly plug-n-play for my 93 tercel. found one for $30 on ebay and i would love the tach and trip odo
 

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but will it fit? plugs as well as bolt holes?
 

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Everything bolts in and all connections are 100% the same between all 91-94 Tercels and 92-95 Paseo's. You want to make sure you get a compatable cluster if you want everything to work right, which for the most part means matching up ABS.

http://board.tercelonline.com/viewthread.php?tid=7336
 

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is there any way to make the odo reading match with the old panel(somewhat legally)?? id really like to keep it accurite
 

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If your old cluster has a trip meter, you can move the speedometer/odometer unit from it to the new one. Its a white box lookin thing behind the speedometer face, that the speedo cable plugs into.

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is there any way to make the odo reading match with the old panel(somewhat legally)?? id really like to keep it accurite
 

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nope. no trip on the old one. the old one only has a speedo, odo, temp, and fuel. thats why im switching toone with a tach. so is there a way to make the new odo match the old one?? theyre only about 18k miles apart with the old one having the higher reading
 

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i did get the panel :thumbdown so thanx any way. do you know of anywhere i can get a panel for a 91-94 paseo(one with a tach and trip odo)?? that will fit my car...
 

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I pulled mine out to replace some of the bulb, but i never had to remove the steering wheel. The first thing i did was to remove the screw at the top of the trim, then it just pops out at the bottom. Then there were a few screws(i dont think there are too many, just 3 or 4). My hands wouldnt fit behind to disconnect the speedometer cable so i reached up from the bottom(under the kick panel) and unhooked it. Then the whole thing just kinda(with a little wiggling) tilts and comes out. Unhook the wiring and youre home free. Shouldnt be too hard to get new one in if its the same size. Thats all i did to mine.
In replacing the instrument cluster lights from a 1996 Tercel, I found out that the speedometer cable is held in place with one pressure clip (right side if facing cluster) that can be reached from just under the instrument cluster with one push of the clip. The screws that fasten the panel have to be removed in order to displace the panel about an inch upwards to get your hand to reach under it. There is no need to remove kick panel, steering column, or a/c duct. Hope this helps.
 
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