to remove the steering wheel you'll need a 23mm socket to remove the bolt located beneath the roundel in the center of your steering wheel. Pull hte intrument cluster out by grapping hte tabs and lowering them just enough to carefully wiggle the cluster out. Not sure how many wires you have behind your cluster but just incase you don't have a photographic memory it would be best to label all the wires connecting to the cluster.
I used a knife to remove many of my clusters because the flat head of most screw drivers are to thick to wedge between points. The cluster can be easily removed with the steering wheel still in, only problem is that some manuevering is neccessary to get to some screws.
It's a 1+hr operation if you don't know what your doing and are careful.
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