How do I Remove the Instrument Cluster on an Audi TT?

Updated February 21, 2017

The instrument cluster on an Audi TT provides a visual indication to the driver of what is going on inside the Audi's engine. If one of the gauges in the cluster should fail, then the entire assembly has to be removed from the vehicle so that it can be properly repaired or replaced. The process of taking out the cluster should take less than 15 minutes.

Tilt the steering column as low as possible with the factory adjustment on the lower half of the steering column. Grip the top half of the steering column cover and pull it up off of the steering column.

Pull out the rubber pleated panel that sits directly underneath the instrument cluster to reveal the bolts underneath. Remove these bolts with the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets.

Pull the bezel around the instrument cluster toward you to remove it from the dashboard. Unbolt the cluster from the dashboard with the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets.

Pull the instrument cluster carefully from its mounting point in the dashboard and turn it slightly to the side. Cut the wire ties located on the back of the instrument cluster with the wire cutters.

Pull the instrument cluster out from the dashboard and unplug the wiring with your thumb and forefinger. Take the cluster out of the Audi.

Things You'll Need

  • 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and socket set
  • Wire cutters
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