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black 146
post 12th December 2010 15:31
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right heres my how to guide on how to remove the dash clocks and instrument panel.
tools needed:
allen keys,
small phillips screwdriver,
small flat ended screwdriver.

how to remove:
remove the clock surround thats held on by the 2 allen key blts on the top at either end,
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it should come lose and you can pull the surround out,
start from the top and work your way down,
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it should look like this once youve taken the surround out,
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to take the instrument panel out you need to undo the 4 allen key bolts, 2 at the and 2 at the bottom,
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once youve taken the allen key bolts out you need to dissconect the 2 plugs at either end of the panel,
some people say you should diconnect the battery before you do it, but ive taken it out 5-6 times with the battery connected and never had a problem but if you want to diconnect the battery feel free,
once the panel is free of the car you may retreat to the warmth and comfort of your living room,
to get to the clocks and circut board you have to start from the back forwards,
on the back there should be a plastic cover which is held on by 2 long screws that holds the fron to the back,
remove these with a phillips screwdriver,
there is 1 on either side,
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there are 4 clips on the bottom and 2 on the top,
these hold the front to the back aswell,
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the front and back comes apart like so,
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now you can get to the back of the circut board,
to get the circut borad off you need to take the 5 small black screws out using that handy old phillips screwdriver,
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once you have the circut borad and clocks come off,
you need to pull it out working from the middle outwards,
the clocks and circut borad come free,
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the clocks only push into the circut borad,
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you are then left with the circut board, the milometer and the warning lights,
the warning lights and fog/sidelight lights are soldered in to the circut borad but if youre handy handy with a soldering iron they can easily be changed,
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thats basiclly it to remove it,
now you need to lay the clocks down to put the LED strip in like i did,
theyre rubber so theyre really easy to mould round when theyre warm,
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when you lay them in start from the right going round and down finishing in the right so the cable can be threaded through the sige which is plenty of room to fit it all back together,
fitting it back together is basiclly the same as taking it apart ust the opposite way round,
i also changed the heater panel bulbs,
theyres only 2 of them,
i also fitted the dash LED stirp light to this,
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i had the drill the hole out a bit to get the bulb in and i also put a dob of silicone in the back to stop it from moving,
heres the light out,
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just remeber all of the LED bulbs have a positive and a negitive,
so if they dont work 1 way try the other way round, same as the LED strips.
can a mod please move this to the how to guides section i tryed to but it wont let me post in there cheers

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post 12th December 2010 16:05
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sweeeet biggrin.gif

looks like il have to get the soldering iorn out to fix the mainbeam LED light sad.gif

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post 12th December 2010 16:10
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kirk dont take it
put the led bulb on the bottom right at the back
put the old 1 in i even did it and had the same problems
the led isnt bright enough


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post 12th December 2010 18:17
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hmm but the led was fine light up when the main beam was on, now it doesnt sad.gif


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post 12th December 2010 18:31
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I have taken photos and done videos in the past with the intention of writing up a how-to.

Here is a selection of videos and pictures

Alfa 145 Dash Surround Removal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTcLkK1uHBo

Alfa 145 Dash clock removal:
http://www.youtube.com/user/145langers?fea...u/3/uto95biwhPY

Alfa 145 Dash clock re-fitting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRTJUnAkL1M

Alfa 145 Dash Surround Re-fitting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEivgazf1xo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQoiNSiGMPc


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post 12th December 2010 18:33
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QUOTE(kirk46 @ 12th December 2010 18:17) *
hmm but the led was fine light up when the main beam was on, now it doesnt sad.gif



it blowes the led out i had the same thing all i did is put the old bulb back in then it was ok wink.gif
can you see the trip meter at night thats the same thing if you put the led strip in you can put all
your old bulbs back whistle.gif


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