From my research, only the instrument bezels can be removed. The indicator bezels are pressed in from the back. Most advise to pull the whole dashboard to gain access. A major project no matter how you look at it.Ward- Did you try the suggested route of prying out the bezels, did it work or how did you go about replacing them? Need to do the same thing!
Removing the instrument cluster is a difficult task. It is normally doneSo the "Gen" and associated bezels can be removed from the front, but not turn signals?
Hi,Neither the turn signal nor the gen/oil bezels can be removed. Only the bezels for the instruments. At least you can get to them and clean the lenses and paint the needles. The clock must be removed to clean it but it's easy to do.
Hi,From my research, only the instrument bezels can be removed. The indicator bezels are pressed in from the back. Most advise to pull the whole dashboard to gain access. A major project no matter how you look at it.
One guy came up with a solution, Get some stick-on letters, apply them to a thin piece of clear plastic and with a touch of glue trim to fit and place OVER the old jewel. Pretty clever. I think I'll try it.
That was Gil Baumgartner's solution.Hi,
If I understand you correctly, the chrome bezels for the gages can be removed from the front of the dash. I have been wanting to paint the needles for a long time, but haven't done it - I really do not like to go under the dash, even when I have removed the seat (I am not as slim and flexible as I once was). How do you get the bezels off - pry them off with a knife??
What about using new, replacement GEN and OIL jewels and cutting them down to fit into the GEN and OIL bezels? do you think that would work?
I haven't Done it yet even though I have the lenses, too many more pressing projects like replacing my passenger door glass and figure out why the original and the replacement I installed years ago keeps developing stress cracks. A dremel with a grinding stone and a compass to scribe the outline should work. Just have to figure out how to secure it when grinding away. Let me know how it goes.Excellent, I am going to give cutting down the lenses a try.