Aoa dear fellow pakwheelers. Hope you people are fine.
Well, this is my first DIY I have posted over here.
The topic was discussed a lot in our Honda City Fan Club as "how to open the speedo of this city."
A fellow member, A_N_memon @ PW posted some pics in the fan club as how to open it so i tried doing it on my city as well. Mine is 2004 model.
My cluster needed cleaning and the three silver rings were very dirty. The space around the rings is a bit tricky and is not easy to clean. So, truck loads of dirt may be accumulated around them.
First, its about how to open the cluster:
The silver rings are fastened over the speedo by 4 clips which are stuck very hard. One needs a good force to remove them. But once u learn how to do it, its simple.
Just put ur fingers n the rings as shown in the picture, and Exert an equal, balanced force. keep ur hands under control as no one would want to break the rings...
The clips will come off with a click. Now u can remove the lower part easily.But remember to lower the steering column to its lowest cz only then will the rings come out.
make sure that the trip meter reset key is not damaged while pulling the rings off.
After I removed those rings, I washed them, sanded them a bit so that the surface becomes even and gave the them a repaint in silver colour.
yes the genuine colour is different but I've already repainted all of my panels with the same colour, therefore, they'll match with them. :)
Below are the Pictures:
This is how the speedo looks after you remove the rings, the red coloured circles show the screws u need to remove now:
After these four screws come off, U can now remove the "lower" side of the "roof" above the speedo.
Once, removed, the speedo will now look like this, the circles again show the screws to be removed next:
Now, The other half of the "roof" can be taken off as well. You'll see two Grips, Blue and green. Pull them out (they may seem a little extra hard) and now the speedo can be simply taken out.
Here is the speedo out:
With the speedo out, you can easily remove the lens. It uses a few clips to stick.
While cleaning the cluster, be extra cautious with it as it is very very delicate and can be easily damaged. Try ur level best not to touch the needles.
I used STP SUN OF A GUN to clean the speedo and it worked awesome for me.
and I would strongly suggest not to open the speedometer's internal wirings as it is sealed. Once opened, it may become damaged and can cause serious issues. Only try to do it if u really now what u're doing.
I will post how to put back the "tricky screws" back in.
Some more pics after I put it back in are continued... :)