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Gen 2 xB Install Instructions

Gen 2 Install Instructions

Care must be taken when installing this accessory to ensure damage does not occur to the vehicle. The installation of this accessory should follow approved guidelines to ensure a quality installation.

This document covers such items as:-
Vehicle Protection (use of covers and blankets, cleaning chemicals, etc.).
Safety (eye protection, rechecking torque procedures, etc.).
Vehicle Disassembly/Reassembly (panel removal, part storage, etc.).
Electrical Component Disassembly/Reassembly (battery disconnection, connector removal, etc.).

1. Vehicle Protection
(a) Mark the position of the gauges with the engine running at normal operating temperature.
(b) Remove the negative battery cable (Fig. 1-1).
(1) Protect the fender before starting.
(2) Do not touch the positive terminal with any tool when removing cable.

2. Disassembly of Vehicle
NOTE: Place all removed parts on a protected surface.
NOTE: When disconnecting wiring connectors do NOT pull on the wiring, pull on the connector only.
NOTE: Engage the parking brake while working.
(a) Remove the instrument panel cluster finish panel.
(1) Disengage the 6 clips and 10 claws and remove the instrument panel cluster finish panel (Fig. 2-4).

(b) Remove the combination meter assembly.
(1) Remove the 4 screws and remove the combination meter assembly (Fig. 2-5).
(2) Disconnect the connectors (Fig. 2-5).Next remove the Phillips screws on the back of the speedometer as shown. Looking at the back

(c) Remove rear panel of cluster assembly
(1) Remove screws 1,3,4,5,8.
(d) Remove the clear and black housings by lightly depressing on the hooks to open the unit.
(1)Then remove the silver trim ring.
(2) Remove the needles by gently sliding a fork or flat screwdriver under the base of the needles.
(3) Remove the factory gauge.
(e) Install the new gauge.
(1) Add the silver trim piece and gently snap on the black plastic trim.
(2)Reinstall the needles in their proper locations

3. In-process function check
(a) Reconnect the vehicle’s negative battery cable (Fig. 4-1).
(1) Position the negative terminal back to factory position.
(2) Tighten the nut to 36 in-lbs.
(3) Do not touch the positive terminal with any tool when replacing the cable.
(4) Check the gauges by plugging the cluster into the harness and turning the key on.
(5) Adjust the gauges as needed. The needles will go on with a light push of your thumb, do not press hard.
5. Completing the installation
(a) Complete the reassembly of the vehicle.
(1) Reconnect any disconnected connectors.
(2) Verify the panels fit together properly with no uneven gaps between them.
(b) Clean up and remove any trash.


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