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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:28 pm 
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Location: Diamond Springs, California
Car Model: 1962 Valiant V-200
As I am sure you are aware, the '62 Valiant's dashboard was a one-year-only design. I do have, and have consulted, the correct Factory Service Manual for the vehicle.

I need to extract the wiring harness going from the printed circuit board multi-connector to the bulkhead connector because it has become intermittent and I want to replace the wires. However, I can't see how to remove the harness without first removing the instrument cluster base from the dashboard. (I've already removed the instrument panel bezel, the printed circuit and instrument assembly, the bulkhead connector and the lights, wiper and ignition switches.) How do you remove the instrument cluster base from the dash on a '62 Valiant?

Also, I can't figure out how to remove the speedometer from the instrument cluster base. I have disconnected the cable, but I can't find the 3 screws mentioned by the FSM at page 8-72. Would anybody know how to remove the speedo from the instrument cluster base on a '62 Valiant or Lancer?

Thanks very much.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:40 pm 
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Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:05 pm
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Location: Desoto Texas
Car Model: 1972 Dodge Colt
I don't think you need to remove the die cast aluminum dash part to do what you want to do.
Is that the part you are talking about?

However if you do, there are a series of studs in the die cast part that go through the steel dash frame.
You remove them from the rear and the die cast part comes out.
If you have a PB trans, that complicates getting the part out.
The heater control is very easy to break, I would not try to remove the vacuum connector at the control.

If you lay on your back under the dash with a good light and some real limber fingers and joints you should find the speedo screws right behind the speedo.

Having done a complete 62 Lancer dash, I am aware of all these issues.


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