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how do I fix my instrument panel cluster on a 2004 sunfire pontiac

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how do I fix my instrument panel cluster on a 2004 sunfire pontiac
whats it doing?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
My speedometer,heat gauge rpm and tachodmeter just doesn"t work at all.they are at the bottom of the gauges.Sometimes they hit each other.I hope you can understand what I'm saying

it sounds like the cluster has failed and will need replacement

try the speedometer or instrument cluster run from 50 to 150 used and they in stall easy

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The estimate the car mechanic gave me is 365.00.Is this right? Do you have to take off the dash panel?He said he would have to.I don't know anything about cars.

its about a half hour job plus the part

the price is fair

or you can buy one yourself here are the instructions to change it its pretty easy



  1. Remove the instrument panel (IP) trim pad
  2. Remove the screws (1, 3) from the top of the IP cluster (2).
  3. Remove the IP cluster (2) pulling rearward.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector (5) from the IP cluster (2).
  5. Remove the IP cluster (2) from IP carrier.

    1. Connect the electrical connector (5) to the IP cluster (2).
    2. Position the IP cluster retainer tabs (4) into the IP carrier.
    3. Install the IP cluster (2) to the IP carrier.
    4. Install the IP cluster screws (1, 3). NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten Tighten the screws to 2 N.m (18 lb in) .
    5. Install the IP trim pad.


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