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Oldsmobile Intrigue: How do I remove the instrument cluster

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How do I remove the instrument cluster on an 01 Oldsmobile Intrigue, to be able to replace the ignition switch?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oldsmobile
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.
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1. Remove the screws from the instrument panel cluster trim plate.
2. Remove the Steering Column Filler Panel below the steering column.
3. Pull out instrument panel cluster trim plate to release from retainers

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Remove screws from instrument cluster, pull from dash and disconnect electrical connector.




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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

That looks pretty straight forward. Thank you.
Is there any trick to replacing the ignition switch after I get the instrument panel removed ?

Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.


1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Remove the radio.
3. Remove the HVAC control head.
4. Remove the instrument panel (IP) cluster.
5. Remove the ignition switch bezel from the ignition switch, using a small flat-bladed tool.
6. Remove the bolts from ignition switch.
7. Reposition the ignition switch for ease of removal.
8. Insert the key and turn the ignition switch lock cylinder to the ACC position.
9. Depress the transaxle park/lock cable retainer to release, then pull to remove the park/lock cable from the ignition switch.
10. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder from the ignition switch, by depressing the retaining tab and pulling the cylinder out with the key.

IMPORTANT: The pass lock electrical connector can not be removed until the ignition switch lock cylinder is removed.

11. Disconnect the pass lock electrical connector from the ignition switch.
12. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition switch.
13. Remove the ignition switch through the IP cluster opening.
14. Remove the bolts from the ignition switch to the bracket.
15. Remove the bracket from the ignition switch.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


That is great information and will make the replacement so much easier.
Thanks a million !

Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome. Let me know if I can help further.



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