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Schocki 04-21-2013 05:08 PM

:) your welcome

Bill Ball 04-21-2013 09:19 PM

I should update and give Schocki's quick pod removal guide my official shortcut stamp of approval. Since my first failed attempt at doing this back in 2011, I have managed to figure it out. So, the steering wheel (and the tranny) can stay in place. It takes a bit of patience and finesse to get the pod to clear the ignition switch, but I have managed to get it all done under 15 minutes like Schocki said.

:thumbsup:

Speedtoys 04-21-2013 11:39 PM

What were you fixing?

Bill Ball 04-22-2013 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by Speedtoys (Post 10404066)
What were you fixing?

Other people's cars. In one case, the ignition switch and light switch (pod was pulled up out of the way, but not completely removed). In another case I was replacing the odometer gear.

planeshift1 05-07-2013 08:55 PM

Fantastic Post! And Now I need help...
 
Well as a down right amateur fiddler I found this post fantastic! All went great till re-assembly. Here's my symptoms on the 88 A/T: all lights for auto indicator work fine. signal left signal right work fine. Tach is erratic, oil gauge is erratic. Speedo is dead...gas gauge dead... light switch, hazards all knobs function but do not light up :confused: clearly I goofed and something is loose? Went through it once again but maybe I missed something? Any advice?
btw these were all things that DID work prior to dis/re assembly. Many Many thanks!

Harvey928 05-11-2013 10:27 PM

Check your connections of the plugs behind the cluster. I think one of them maybe not seated all the way.

Randy V 05-13-2013 12:31 PM

https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...pim1933mod.jpg

In this pic there are 4 beige coloured holders (circled) located above 4 yellow bulb holders.

What do the beige lights illuminate?

I have a burned out light behind the right side red computer digital display. I'm guessing that would be one of the yellow holders with a light bulb with the red cap?

Rog - do you carry these bulbs? How much are they?

Thanks.

Ed Scherer 05-13-2013 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by Randy V (Post 10458169)
https://rennlist.com/forums/members/...pim1933mod.jpg

In this pic there are 4 beige coloured holders (circled) located above 4 yellow bulb holders.

What do the beige lights illuminate?

I have a burned out light behind the right side red computer digital display. I'm guessing that would be one of the yellow holders with a light bulb with the red cap?

Rog - do you carry these bulbs? How much are they?

Thanks.

There are two rows of four bulbs related to the "information display": the upper row is what provides the more common amber backlighting, and the lower row is what provides the infrequently-used red backlighting.

The other side of the PCB looks like this:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S...1-05-0152a.JPG
(large version)

You can see where the two rows of bulbs mate with the back of the information display:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...1-05-0266a.JPG
(large version)

If you're going to replace bulb(s) anyway, you might want to consider upgrading to LEDs (see "Converting Porsche 928 Interior Lighting to LEDs", which is also useful for just learning more about the '89+ instrument cluster).

auzivision 05-29-2013 10:31 AM

Can anyone confirm this procedure works on a non-digital pre airbag pod (88 and earlier)?

It appears that maybe the wheel has to be pulled to get access to the 5 allen head bolts down under.

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...cs-part-i.html


I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

KenRudd 05-29-2013 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by auzivision (Post 10498074)
Can anyone confirm this procedure works on a non-digital pre airbag pod (88 and earlier)?

I'd like to have pod lights for SITM. Night driving with a flashlight gets old.

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Sorry.

Bill Ball 05-29-2013 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by auzivision (Post 10498074)
Can anyone confirm this procedure works on a non-digital pre airbag pod (88 and earlier)?

It appears that maybe the wheel has to be pulled to get access to the 5 allen head bolts down under.

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...cs-part-i.html


I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

I've done it on an 87 and I don't recall there being 5 Allens on that car - just 4. Regardless, I don't see the steering wheel being an impediment to getting at the Allens. My problem originally was that even with all the Allens out, I could not get the pod to clear obstructions until I removed the steering wheel, but I finally managed to tilt and tug just right to get it to clear the ignition switch, etc. with the steering wheel untouched. I recall the cover over the turn signal assembly needs to be removed and that requires a bit of finesse as well with the steering wheel still on. All this said, removing the steering wheel on a non-airbag car is rather quick and easy.

autoslave 05-30-2013 07:07 AM

I feel like he's already done the job for me!
Now, I have to find a speedo that goes above 85.

Thanks

big load 07-17-2014 03:44 AM

wow i have been looking for this type of a thread for ages. half my dash lights don't work so needed to find a way to fix them.

do you know or think this will work for the 1989 S4 euro model (uk)???:rockon:

Schocki 07-17-2014 04:52 AM


Originally Posted by big load (Post 11513307)
wow i have been looking for this type of a thread for ages. half my dash lights don't work so needed to find a way to fix them.

do you know or think this will work for the 1989 S4 euro model (uk)???:rockon:

Should work without problems, but the method was especially designed for cars with airbag. Not all of us have access to a Hammer to clear possible airbag faults if you remove the steering wheel.
You have it easy, take off the steering wheel. Takes 2 minutes extra... :)

Ed Scherer 07-17-2014 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by big load (Post 11513307)
wow i have been looking for this type of a thread for ages. half my dash lights don't work so needed to find a way to fix them.

do you know or think this will work for the 1989 S4 euro model (uk)???:rockon:

If you're getting into all that stuff anyway, consider upgrading to LEDs. See:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...07-C1-0312.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...1-05-0457a.JPG


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