Dashboard and instrument cluster removal on a 1999 Saab 9-5. One of the bulbs illuminating the speedometer went out, and I needed to replace it.
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Dashboard

The only tool needed for the dash removal is a Torx T25 screwdriver from the toolbox in the trunk.
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Steering column cover screw

Turn the steering wheel to the left and undo the screw in the steering column cover.
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Steering column cover screw

Undo another screw on the right of the steering wheel, and then a third at the bottom of the cover.
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Steering column cover

Pull the two halves of the cover off.
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Turn signal stalk

Unlatch the turn signal stalk. Unplug the connector and remove the stalk.
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Right side

Move to the right side and remove the windshield wiper stalk.
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Stereo

Insert the stereo removal tool (or knitting needles, or whatever you have) and pull the stereo out.
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SID and A/C panel

Push the SID out from behind and unplug the connector. Do the same with the climate control panel.
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Stereo cage

Pull the stereo mounting cage and detach the wires from the back of it.
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Hazard switch

Remove the hazard light switch.
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Right side screws

Undo four screws holding the dash panel.
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Left side

Move over to the left side and remove all the switches - they just pop out.
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Left side screws

Undo two more screws in the headlight switch socket.
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Panel out

Remove the panel by carefully prying it out along the perimeter.
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Instrument cluster

Unscrew the instrument cluster.
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Connectors

Pull the cluster out and disconnect the wires.
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Back side

The back cover of the instrument cluster is held by eight Phillips screws.
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Cover off

Take the cover off, then unplug the ribbon cable on the top of the unit.
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Circuit board

Swing the upper circuit board down, and you get to the light bulbs. They are all labeled and easy to locate.
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Installation

Installation is the reverse of removal, naturally.

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