Instrument panel removal

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Raul
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Instrument panel removal

Post by Raul » 06 May 2017, 22:21

Hi

The headlight and direction light indicator lights are no more working so I need to remove the instrument cluster and change the bulbs. The car is Citroen gsa. Does the part which has a car image come off separately or should it be removed with satelites etc. I saw one sgrew at the top and I also found two screws at the bottom but it did not come off. I was afraid to use too much force either.
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Citroen gsa 1299 , 1982
Citroen gs 1,2 pallas 1977
Citroen xantia 1,9 td estate 1996
Citroen Xantia 2.0 hdi 90 2000

sonoramicommando
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Re: Instrument panel removal

Post by sonoramicommando » 07 May 2017, 04:49

I don't see why you need to pull the instrument panel to change the bulbs for headlight & indicator tell-tale. They are in the left hand satellite, real easy to change - just pull out the tell-tale lights cover and replace them.
For whatever reason you need to pull the instrument panel, pull the speedo cable loose from under bonnet then undo those three screws and tilt the top back as much as you can. Then disconnect connectors and pull it out through steering wheel.
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2006 C6 Exclusive 2.7HDi
1982 GSA Pallas
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Raul
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Re: Instrument panel removal

Post by Raul » 07 May 2017, 17:11

My mistake, I did not see them in the daylight so I thought they were in the instrument panel. They are actually working. I need to go to MOT so I have to make sure every bulb is working.
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Citroen gsa 1299 , 1982
Citroen gs 1,2 pallas 1977
Citroen xantia 1,9 td estate 1996
Citroen Xantia 2.0 hdi 90 2000

sonoramicommando
Posts: 288
Joined: 07 Sep 2011, 11:03
Location: Nouvelle-Zélande
My Cars: GSA & C6
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Re: Instrument panel removal

Post by sonoramicommando » 07 May 2017, 19:49

I have to say the GSA dash design is a bit of a hit and miss. I love the LH satellite but not so much of the RH. The speedo and tacho are sitting too low and hard to read and the novelty of the rolling drum wears off after a few drives. The car silhouette/warning lights are terrible gimmick.
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2006 C6 Exclusive 2.7HDi
1982 GSA Pallas
A couple of bikes
A boyracer car ;)