Dashboard and instrument cluster removal on a 1996 Saab 900 (the same applies to 1999-2002 9-3). My "Check Engine" light was not working, and I needed to replace the bulb. The pictures show the lower dash panel removed and the fuse box out -- this was a part of another job, and is not needed for dashboard removal. The only tool needed for the job is a Torx T25 screwdriver. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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SID

Carefully pry out the SID. Disconnect the cable.
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Stereo

Remove the stereo. Normally, you need a stereo removal tool for that. On my car, it just pops out if you push from behind.
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Stereo frame

Remove the metal frame that holds the stereo. There are two latches on top of it, and two at the bottom.
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Switches

Pop the switches on the left and unplug the wires. My car has a boost gauge where the headlight switch normally is. That switch pops out too.
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Upper cover

Tilt the steering wheel and unscrew the steering column cover (there's a second screw on another side). Remove the upper cover.
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Lower cover

Unscrew the lower cover. Release the steering lock lever and remove the cover.
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Stalks

Unhook the turn signal and wiper stalks. You may just let them hang freely, or unplug and put away.
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Left side

Start removing the screws holding the dash. There's one under the headlight switch, another under the TCS or instrument brightess switch.
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Hazard switch

Unplug the wires from the hazard light switch and the "fasten belts" light. There's one screw above the SID slot, and two under the stereo.
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Right side

Four more screws -- one on each side of the steering column, and two in the upper surface above the speedometer.
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Dash insert

Pop and remove the dashboard trim insert. It comes out with ACC vents attached to it.
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Instruments

The instrument cluster is attached with four screws located in the corners of the assembly.
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Back cover

The back cover of the instrument cluster is held by six more screws.
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Bulbs

There's a couple dozen bulbs inside. All of them are clearly marked so it's easy to locate the one you need.

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