C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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Information on the internet is scarce and after a few failed attempts, I figured I'd ask here.

I need to remove the speedo/warning light/display cluster from my C3 Picasso to swap out the LCD for a newer one. I can't seem to be able to pull to make it pop out. I've tried wedging a screwdriver under the unit to get some leverage. I tried yanking it, pulling on it etc. God knows the groaning noises coming out of my car while I was attempting to do this.


Is there a fool-proof/easier way to do this? Or is it just "stick two allen keys at the back and pull until your back gives in"?

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Re: C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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First you need to disconnect the battery (BSI Reset / Battery Disconnect / Reconnect Procedure)
C3 Picasso Instrument B.PNG
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Tool 1375 Protectors
C3 Picasso Instrument A.PNG
Next:

ESSENTIAL: Protect the dashboard in the area around the instrument panel (1) using tool 1375

Unclip:
  • The instrument panel (1) ( as "a") using a pin drift.
  • The instrument panel (1) ( as "b", "c") (pull towards you) using trim removal tools
Detach the instrument panel (1).
Unplug:
  • The connector of the solar sensor
  • The connectors of the instrument panel (1)
Remove the instrument panel (1).

Refitting
Always replace the faulty clips ( as "a", "b") and protect the instrument panel (1).

Proceed in the reverse order to removal.

Once you have that off, then you need to follow this part:
C3 Picasso Instrument C.PNG
C3 Picasso Instrument D.PNG
C3 Picasso Instrument E.PNG
Remove:
  • The bolts (2)
  • The instrument panel lower trim (1)
Unclip:
  • The trim (3) ( as "a") using trim tools
.
Remove the trim (3).
Unclip:
  • The harness ( as "c").
Unplug:
  • The connector of the instrument panel display (4) ( as "b").
Remove:
  • The bolts (5)
  • The instrument panel display (4)
Refitting
Proceed in the reverse order to removal.

Follow the battery reconnection part of BSI Reset / Battery Disconnect / Reconnect Procedure

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Re: C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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I'll give it a try first thing in the morning. Thank you!

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Re: C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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Just remember to be patient - the last thing you want is to hear any snapping! These units are not cheap to replace and will need reprogramming if they have to be replaced.

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Re: C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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Done! There's a slight trick to it; it really helps if there's two people. After undoing the first set of clips (can be done with a set of angled allen keys as long as they're not too thin), it helps to tug on the cluster. Short pulls do the trick and put less stress on the unit.

I now have a new display and bluetooth capabilities on my old donkey :)

Thanks for the invaluable info, Marc!

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Re: C3 Picasso speedo cluster removal

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No worries, glad it helped.