Replacing the instrument bezel is the easy part, getting to that point involve disconnecting the speedometer and unplugging all the connection from the back of the gauge assembly. read this article and view a video of the removal and installation process.
This article covers replacing the Mustang instrument bezel on a 1966 Ford Mustang, the procedures are similar for 1965, 1967 and 1968 model years.
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- Philips Screw Driver and a couple of wrenches.
Disconnect the battery
Disconnect the battery to avoid shorting anything out or causing an electrical fire. Always disconnect the battery ground or negative cable first, this will spare you the “shock” you may experience if you grounded out the wrench while disconnecting the positive side.
Remove the instrument assembly
Remove the screws that hold the assembly in place, pull the assembly forward a couple of inches so you can reach behind it to unscrew the speedometer cable from the assembly, if its too tight to loosen by hand you will need to use a wrench.
After the speedometer cable is disconnected you should be able to tilt the assembly face down onto the steering column, exposing the wired connections so you can disconnect them and remove the assembly from the car.
Its a good idea to take a photo of the wired connection or tag each wire with masking tape and an ID so you know exactly where it goes when you re-install the instrument cluster.
Remove and replace the bezel
To remove the instrument bezel from the gauge housing loosen and remove the screws that hold the bezel to the housing and lift the gauge housing off of the bezel.
Reassemble and install
If you didn’t purchase a new instrument lens and lens pads then you will have to clean up and reuse you existing lens and pads.
Install the lens pads and instrument lens into the new instrument bezel, re-attach the gauge cluster to the bezel and then reinstall in the Mustang.
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