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Old 12-08-2009
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Dash Cluster - Clear Plastic Face - MA

Hey, this is an extension of my Dash Cluster project but thought I would start a separate thread to keep thing straight.

I unscrewed the front, clear plastic face, of the Cluster from the actual Meters.
BUT, nothing works as I expected so no surprise here, when I lifted the front off it was connected to a black plastic part just under the clear plastic.
I need to get the clear plastic separated from the black plastic part.

What do people thing is the best way to release the glued sections ?

What adhesive would be best to put the sections together after I am finished ?

Thanks for any and all comments.

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The black 'plate' is glued to the clear 'cover'. I've cracked one in half trying to seperate them using a heat gun.

IDK.

Why do you need to seperate the two in the first place?
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Thinking of something different and needed to separate them.

Heat gun hey, not sure, is that a real heat gun, the kind you can light a cig with or just the low heat version ?
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....kinda off topic but if u break yours i have an extra lol
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Thanks, I cracked it a little so far BUT without heat.

I will attempt the heat gun sometime today, I hope and see where that gets me.

I am going to Thomas Ford in Beverly today and ask if the parts can be ordered separately; we will see.
One of my buddies works there and although Thomas Ford doesn’t dive their employees much of a discount it is still better than full price.

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I wonder if the ’03 w/ tach is the same clear cover as the ’00 w/o tach ?

Looks like it is but knowing Ford’s better ideas it might not be.
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nopers. The clear part may very well be the exact thing. But the black that presses against the overlays, nope.
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I can see there is one rise not two as w/a tach so you are right on the black part.

But the Clear part maybe just what the doctor ordered.

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Ford wants $40+ discounted for the Clear Lens assembly which includes the black plastic half.

I wish I could buy just the Clear Cluster Lens.
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