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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.

Carefully pry out the SID. Disconnect the cable.

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

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

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.
Upper cover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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