These are photos of the attachment between the outer door handle and lock assembly.
To disconnect the ouster door handle from the lock:
The black plastic piece is a slider. Press it and slide it back. This will expose the threaded shaft which can then be separated from the white plastic connection. To reinstall, snap the threaded shaft into the white plastic connector and slide the black plastic slider forward to lock the two pieces together.
Following the instructions for removing the Gauge Cluster:
1. Remove the trim under the gauges.
2. Remove the two screws that hold the gauge cluster to the dash.
3.Pull the gauge cluster out of the dash.
I spent a week pulling & pulling, but could never get enough force on the slippery plastic housing to disengage it from the clips.
Finally, after a lot of frustration, I taped a loop of strapping tape to the plastic housing and pulled like hell. It Popped out without causing any damage. ... 4 Comments