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Old 05-10-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how to remove the oem triple gauge pod? is the faceplate where the gauges mount supposed to pop out or what? I've been fighting with this all morning and can't figure it out, its screwed in so it doesnt jut pop out. Heres a pic too....
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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Grab the pod cover along the sides, and pull towards you and up. It will come off. The cover is held in place by clips.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:12 PM   #3
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It's not pulling out I'll tell you that. With the vents out I can see as I'm pulling it its trying to pull everything out in one shot, including the screws....I dont see any tabs holding it in underneath, only screws.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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Well if it really is screwed in then somebody modified it. The factory pod is held in with only clips/tabs and removes by pulling.
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well its definately screwed in, but if its screwed in there has to be a way to reverse whats been installed. I tried pulling the front face that the gauges are on out but it seems stuck so I have no idea.
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no other tips.....
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #7
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give it a REALLY good tug straight back towards the rear windshield (the housing, not the gauges). Mine is fastened VERY firmly with just the push clips, but it will pop off. Id say it needs as much force as the radio trim if you know how firm that piece is held in place.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
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well I was just out there tugging, and if i tug any harder my thumbs are gonna break off. i'm guessing im supposed to see clips instead of these screws......

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Yep those aren't supposed to be there. Looks like you'll need to get the gauge bezel off first, and then you should be able to access the screws once it's out.
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ok, just as i thought, thanks for the input
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:17 PM   #11
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Those screws ARE supposed to be there. They hold the metal tray to the dashboard that holds the plastic cover in place.

OK, wait... Now you got me interested. Stand by for pictures of my OEM gauge pod...

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Cover detached from tray:


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Closeup of screw locations:


So, its hard to tell from your pics, but the screws "may" be in the wrong location on your install.

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