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Old 03-09-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Cluster window re&re

The window covering my guage cluster has some swirl scratches - I think that the previous owner tried to clean it with a brilo pad or something!?

Anyway, in certain light it annoys the heck out of me, and I can get a decent replacement from a yard, but before I do, I want to make sure that this is a DIY

I know that there are the screws at 10 and 2 holding the cluster to the dash - but is the window sealed onto the cluster, or if I remove these screws, will the window just come right out?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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http://www.unitedbimmer.com/kb-e36-silvergaugerings.php

Not for what you wanna do, but shows how to do it.

I'd also recommend hitting up http://www.bimmerdiy.com/dir/ for any questions like this. It has been really helpful to me over the years for various things with my e36.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the effort - I tried to do my own research before hitting the forum, and came across this post - it shows how to remove the whole cluster, but not the plastic 'window' in the dash.

I'll boomark the DIY site though - thanks for that
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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In the e36's ive seen its common to see a few swirls, it bothers me too. but any how ive actually seen a buddy of mine do this in order to put chrome rings around the gauges. its the same process and its simple other then the patience you must have in order not to break anything. First take out the cluster, just two screws at the top as you already know. Once its out unscrew the (Torx) screws holding the plastic casing to the actual speedo from the back... once you've done this the casing should separate and you will be able to swap on another one
Good luck!

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