Omega instrument panel question

Discussion in 'Omega' started by Patrick E. King, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Car is '98 Omega B 2L Petrol Ecotec.
    I am planning on removing the above over the weekend in order to replace
    blown bulbs and to change the TID unit which has missing pixels.
    I've got the Haynes manual and it appears a fairly straight-forward
    procedure however I thought I might seek the advice of this group
    Any possible pitfalls that I should be aware of?
    Patrick E. King, Jul 7, 2005
  2. Patrick E. King

    me140 Guest

    Nothing hard about this - screws are on the left hand side and behind the
    steering column shrouds - no screws on the right. Don't put the ignition on
    with the instruments out or you will find your air bag light is on when you
    get it all back together.
    me140, Jul 7, 2005
  3. Patrick E. King

    dogsBollix Guest

    remember the manual is a "guide" only
    the little pictures don't tell you what you want to know
    and the text often leaves out important info whilst stressing what you
    already know !

    dogsBollix, Jul 7, 2005
  4. Patrick E. King

    airsmoothed Guest

    It's worth checking over on the Yahoo 'Omega owners' group; as I think
    the Haynes manual reckons you need to remove the steering wheel, but
    most people find that unnecessary.
    From memory you just need to remove the steering column shroud, there
    is one fixing screw for the instrument panel behind there, and then the
    two screws behind the central air vents. Much simpler than Haynes makes
    airsmoothed, Jul 7, 2005
  5. Patrick E. King

    Mike Guest

    reason being is that you really dont want to be messing about with the
    Last year I did the same job for the same reasons on our ould vectra.
    again, should have removed the wheel,but I found that I could get the
    instrument panel out past the wheel with a bit of tugging at the wheel.
    maybe yours is adjustable?

    Mike, Jul 7, 2005
  6. Does that mean I don't need to disconnect battery negative?
    I'd prefer not to as I do not have the radio code to hand.
    Yes,It is adjustable.
    Patrick E. King, Jul 7, 2005
  7. Patrick E. King

    me140 Guest

    No need to disconnect battery. Column shrouds off, centre vents need
    levering out carefully and then it is just screws. As you pull instruments
    forward you will need to reach behind to un-plug info display. When you put
    the plug back on make sure you have pushed it all the way in before you
    click the tab over or some of the segments won't work.
    Replace all the bulbs not just the ones that are blown.
    Takes about 30 mins to do.
    me140, Jul 8, 2005
  8. Thanks guys for all the info.
    Patrick E. King, Jul 8, 2005
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