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Old 02-14-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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cobra dash cluster swap!

so for those of you who wanted to swap their dash clusters and who were worried about the PATS system and how to get past it here is a little write up on it. i looked into it and there was just alot of TALK on this, nobody has done it so i did!

what you will need...
1. pair of needle nose plires
2. tork screw drivers
3. small flat head screw drivery

i also went to youtube and found a step by ste process on my iphone on how to remove everything. heres the link



1. first you will need to remove the benzel infornt of the cluster.

1a.you do this by disconnecting the battery before anything.
2a.pull out your headlight nob all the way. then with a small flat head screw driver youpush the little clip up while pulling on the nob. it will come off with some effort.

2. you will need your tork screw drivers to remove the front of the cluster.





2a. after removeing these this should come off.


3. now remove the 4 black tork screws around the piece

4. so now your dealing with this.

4a. start to pull it out from the bottom but be careful because there are two plugs connected in the back.

4b.remove them. one one the left and one on the right.



5. now its out.


6. on the back you will see the 6 brass tork screws.

remove them!

7.now heres the circut board.

pull strait up on the odometer plug

then pull off the circut board.

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now its off.

9.now remove the two screws of the odometer circut board with a smaller tork screw driver.

now simply replace all YOUR circutry on the cobra cluster like so. put your odometer board on then the circut board and white backing.



10. now after youve put all your hardware on the cobra cluster it should be complete


11. now put it back in the way you removed the old one. reconnect the battery and try starting it. this is where EVERYONE says the PATS system wont let you start the car. well they are wrong! mine started right up and kept the same mileage!

it also looks good at night!

hope this helps someone!
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I just did that today. Here is what I did to mine. I changed bulbs with LEDs now it is so bright. Great mod. Thanks for the process u beat me to it.

Easy mod. I like the white gauges.
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Re: cobra dash cluster swap!

Very nice writeup! PM Brent and see if he can put this in the tech article section!
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Re: cobra dash cluster swap!

sooo this is for 99-03 ppl right?
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Re: cobra dash cluster swap!

looks like it
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Great write up. The step by step with pictures made it clear
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I just did that today. Here is what I did to mine. I changed bulbs with LEDs now it is so bright. Great mod. Thanks for the process u beat me to it.

Easy mod. I like the white gauges.
sorry man! yours looks nice though!
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Very nice writeup! PM Brent and see if he can put this in the tech article section!
whos brent?
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sooo this is for 99-03 ppl right?
99-04 its all the same. if you need anything just pm or reply!
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Great write up. The step by step with pictures made it clear
thanks alot man! i tried to make it as easy as posible for everyone!
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whos brent?
He's the site owner. This would be something good for the tech article section. I'll PM him with a link.
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He's the site owner. This would be something good for the tech article section. I'll PM him with a link.
thanks! im kinda new to this site!
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You're good. He will probably PM you now.
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99-04 its all the same. if you need anything just pm or reply!
thank you very much, but i meant the write up... i saw the digital odometer and no speedo cable plug in...so i assumed it was 99-03 dash write up
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yeah 99-04
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