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#47: July 10th, 2011 - Refurbishing the Odometer and Instrument Cluster...
There are 3 main problems with the 94-95 Cobra Instrument Clusters.
One, the odometer stops working.
Two, the lens gets scratched and cracked.
Three, the needles fade from orange to a tan color.
I'm going to take care of all three issues on a couple of Cobra Clusters that I have.
The 123K mile unit is the one that was in the POS when I purchased it. The 83K mile unit  I picked up on eBay for fifty bucks. (Broken Odometer)

The disassembly of the cluster is straight forward enough. Just remove all the screws and gently pry up on the gauges to release them from the housing. Flip over the speedometer and you will see the gears that have failed. Place the speedo face down on a soft towel and remove the drive and driven gears from the unit. They may come out in peices.

Installing the new gears is the reverse of removing the old one. Now while you have the housing apart, take a look at all the light bulbs in the back of the housing and make sure they are all accounted for. Many times people will remove the ABS, Airbag or Check Engine  bulbs rather than fix the problem.

Now is the time to paint the needles on the gauges using florscent orange needle paint that is available on eBay or at hobby stores. Remember, neatness counts. Lastly, replace the old, cracked and scratched lens with a new one.

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Last Modified: August 25th, 2011.