Time to burn some rubber!
|The plastic bezel came out easily by pulling it gently toward the steering wheel. The brackets that hold it together are clearly visible in this image.|
|Two electric connectors on the left side had to come out in order to |
be able to rotate the plastic bezel to get it out of the way.
|The black connector goes to the dimmer switch.|
|The blue connector is for the heads up display buttons.|
|With the wiring disconnected it was easy to carefully rotate the panel and set it on the center console. I used towels to prevent scratching the center console as sugested in the instructional video. Not that it hasn't gotten scratched before...|
|With the four screws that hold the instrument cluster removed I was able to pull it out but did not find enough clerance to remove it completely as suggested so I supported it from the visor with a small bunge cord to get it out of the way.|
Here is Corvettes of Houston video in case your are considering doing this to yours...