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      05-07-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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DIY: Instrument cluster hood swap

Swapped my 2008 125i hood for 1M alcantara-lined one
straight forward swap
need a small screw driver and a pair of hex heads - 10 and 15
first undo the two small screws at the top of the instrument cluster
slowly wiggle the instrument cluster out exposing the two pairs of larger screws holding the hood down
remove the screws taking care not to lose them in the dash
install in reverse
see pics for details
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      05-07-2013, 06:56 AM   #2

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Awesome man ill be doing this swap soon. So good to see not much to it.

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      05-07-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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Nice DIY, debating on getting the 1M cluster for my car so this will come in handy.

I like the idea but my, admittedly very anal, opinion is that the orange stitching clashes with the red seats.
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      05-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #4

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I've taken the hood off a few times installing a mount for my gps. The only thing to watch for, is the instruments stick a bit and you may need a soft prybar (plastic prybar) the first time you pop it out. Other than that, it is easy.

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      05-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #5

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thanks was thinking is it so easy...
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      05-10-2013, 04:17 AM   #6
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This looks exactly what I'm after as I will be having one recovered in alcantara soon

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