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Old 22nd August 2011, 12:14   #331
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Hi all,
Can some one explain me the proper method to remove the instrument cluster of 118NE from the dash board console.
I need to replace some blown cluster lamps, but my hand doesnt get in the limited space behind the steering column. Please help.
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Hi all,
Can some one explain me the proper method to remove the instrument cluster of 118NE from the dash board console.
I need to replace some blown cluster lamps, but my hand doesnt get in the limited space behind the steering column. Please help.
[FONT=&quot]Hi Ilangop,
Its easy - Remove the ashtray on the dashboard. You will be able to reach the back of
the cluster from there. Just press the spring plate located on the side and push. Once the cluster is out from the dash, you will have to unplug the power cable and the speedometer cable.

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[FONT=&quot]Hi Ilangop,[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Its easy - Remove the ashtray on the dashboard. You will be able to reach the back of[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]the cluster from there. Just press the spring plate located on the side and push. Once the cluster is out from the dash, you will have to unplug the power cable and the speedometer cable.[/FONT]
Thanks, then the problem is with my over-sized plam & wrist. I should rather invite any of my shorter and thinner colleagues to get this done for me. LOL
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Hi Ilango : Any tricks you discovered that may be useful while removing the instrument cluster?
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Hi Ilango : Any tricks you discovered that may be useful while removing the instrument cluster?
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Yes I was able to get access to the IC retainer clips. I had to remove the ash tray and the Ac vent on the extreme right. Yet there was some difficulty in removing the speedo cable, but was managable.
Thank you.
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Yes I was able to get access to the IC retainer clips. I had to remove the ash tray and the Ac vent on the extreme right. Yet there was some difficulty in removing the speedo cable, but was managable.
Thank you.
So now its all BRIGHT in there right? But the problem is that the original bulbs dont illuminate it sufficiently (and we are used to the bright illumination of the modern cars). So my electricain has removed the holders and soldered the flat-type bulbs into all five sockets. Now its all green and bright. I had read this thread about changing the bulbs in the 118NE cluster but dont remember where.
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Have seen many NE's i always felt, the lighting in the meter console is "pathetic"

Did some design changes and got them implemented by a well known meter specialist today.

And the results are "AMAZING"

Also the clock had failed, got one replacement clock.

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So now its all BRIGHT in there right? But the problem is that the original bulbs dont illuminate it sufficiently (and we are used to the bright illumination of the modern cars). So my electricain has removed the holders and soldered the flat-type bulbs into all five sockets. Now its all green and bright. I had read this thread about changing the bulbs in the 118NE cluster but dont remember where.
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The Best restoration on the Meter Cluster was done by PAVAN KADAM, its neatly illustrated few pages back . (PAGE 10) with pictures.

There is NO soldering or modifications done, its very easily done.

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So now its all BRIGHT in there right? But the problem is that the original bulbs dont illuminate it sufficiently (and we are used to the bright illumination of the modern cars). So my electricain has removed the holders and soldered the flat-type bulbs into all five sockets. Now its all green and bright. I had read this thread about changing the bulbs in the 118NE cluster but dont remember where.
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Hi Vaidya,
I didnt have to solder anything. Only replaced the bulb hodlers with the M-800 meter bulb holders and the ofcourse the flat bulbs as you said. A couple of the holders already had the flat pin bulbs. I am not sure of that was OEM fitment or a mod by the previous owners. Anyways the meters are illuminated better now. Thanks for the input.
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I noticed this 'Brake super vac air filter' in my instruction book.
Need help on what's this and where is it located?
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I noticed this 'Brake super vac air filter' in my instruction book. Need help on what's this and where is it located?
I have highlighted this unit in the picture below. This unit is a part of the braking system and works only when the engine is running. The air filter is inside this unit.

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I noticed this 'Brake super vac air filter' in my instruction book.
Need help on what's this and where is it located?
Hi Vaidya,
The said filter is accessible from inside the cabin. You have to remove the link to brake pedal by tapping the cotter pin off the pedal. Then remove the rubber bellow, now you can see the filter. Inspite of all these efforts, a new filter is seldom available in the market. I am not sure if you can clean it wit water or pressurized air.
Note: No need to remove the brake booster assembly for this job.
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Thanks Ilangop. I knew it is something related to the booster assembly but could not figure out.
So this filter cleans the inlet air (from the cabin) used for the air brake?
I don't think mine needs cleaning as i had replaced the whole master cylinder and booster assembly last year.
I was lucky to find them both new.
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[quote=KkVaidya;2502601]So this filter cleans the inlet air (from the cabin) used for the air brake?
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Yes, you are right Vaidya. Even I had changed the booster and (Tandem Master Cylidner) TMC. But the seller looted me for selling the set for about 5.8K. Arguing for the mentioned mrp did not give me any advantage as he claims that the box was a old one. Anyways I am happy with the new booster & TMC.
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The availability of just the filter is very rare. I think it can be cleaned with water as I heard that it is made of nylon. Few shops sell the entire booster unit. We had got a new one for our 118 NE for around 1700.00 about 10 years back. Yes, many spare part shops sell the units on MRP and make a quick buck. The MRP of the booster on the box was mentioned as about 2200.00. But since the shop owner was known to us for a long time, we got it at a reasonable price.
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As per the 118 NE Service Manual, the filter discussed in the previous posts is made of felt. There are no instructions as to how to clean it. The manual states to replace the felt filter by cutting out a similar piece from a new sheet of felt.

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