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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)

Posted 10/23/2019 by Kirk Hutchins

This article explains what a Mustang Instrument Lens is and the steps needed to install on your vehicle. Buy one for your Fox Body today!

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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)

  1. Remove the steering column trim by removing the (2) screws at the base (90-93 cars) or the (3) screws at the base (87-89 cars).

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  3. Underneath the dash remove the (3) 8mm bolts that holds the lower dash panel in place

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)

    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)


  5. Remove the lower dash panel by pulling out in one fluid motion and dislodging the retaining clips from metal support bracket.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)


  7. Remove the (2) 8mm bolts that retain the metal support bracket (hold this bracket when removing the last bolt to ensure it doesn’t fall).

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)


  9. Carefully remove the hazard switch at the top left by carefully depressing the (2) plastic tabs with a small flathead screwdriver.

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  11. Carefully dislodge the (2) electrical connections on the back of the hazard switch.

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    REPEAT STEPS 5 & 6 FOR THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH ON THE RIGHT SIDE

  13. Loosen and remove the (2) T-20 torx (or 7mm) screws that retain the cluster surround.

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  15. Tuck the wires from the headlight and hazard switch inside the cluster support.

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  17. Remove the cluster surround from the car.

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  19. Carefully loosen and remove the (6) 5mm (or T-15 torx) screws that retain the cluster lens.

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  21. Once all of the screws are removed, remove the existing cluster lens.

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  23. Take this time to clean out the inside of the cluster with compressed air (40 psi) or with a gentile bristle brush.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)


  25. Position the new lens into place and install the previously removed (6) 5mm (or T-15 torx) screws that retain the cluster lens. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN OR YOU CAN CRACK THE NEW LENS.

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  27. Reinstall the cluster support and pull the electrical connections back through the headlight and hazard switch holes.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)


  29. Plug in the electrical connections for the headlight and hazard switch and reinstall the (2) switches.

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  31. Retighten the (2) T-20 torx (or 7mm) screws that retain the cluster surround.

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  33. Reinstall the metal support bracket with the 8mm bolts. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THESE OR YOU CAN CRACK THE CLUSTER SURROUND TABS.

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    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)

    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Instrument Cluster Lens (87-93)


  35. Reinstall the lower dash trim panel by fully snapping the clips into place.

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  37. Reinstall the (3) 8mm bolts that hold the lower dash trim panel in place.

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  39. Reposition the upper and lower steering column trim and reinstall the (2) screws at the base (90-93 cars) or the (3) screws at the base (87-89 cars).

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1987-1993 Mustang 5.0 Resto Instrument Lenses - Install & Review

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Published on 2019-01-25
Mustang Instrument Lenses.
These instrument cluster lenses are reproduced using the OEM Ford Tooling which is why it is licensed by Ford to be an authentic reproduction part. Both the 1987-1989 and 1990-1993 Fox Body Mustang instrument lenses feature easy installation and provide a clear view of your instrument panel and gauges. Just one of the many Mustang interior restoration products that LMR is proud to offer.

Applications
- 1987-1989 Fox Body Mustang
- 1990-1993 Fox Body Mustang

1987-1989 Instrument Lens:
Item # LRS-10887AR
MPN # E7ZZ-10887

1990-1993 Instrument Lens
Item # LRS-10887BR
MPN # F0ZZ-10887
Transcript
Start by removing the steering column trim… there are (2) screws on 90 to 93 cars and (3) screws for 87 to 89 cars.
Separate the upper and lower steering column covers and set them aside.
From underneath the dash, loosen and remove the (3) 8mm retaining bolts.
To remove the lower dash panel, pull straight out in one fluid motion; this will dislodge the clips from the metal support bracket.
Loosen and remove the (2) 8mm bolts securing both the metal support plate and lower portion of the cluster surround; be sure and hold the bracket with one hand so it doesn’t come crashing down.
Loosen and remove the small T-20 or 7mm screw from the right-hand side of the cluster surround.
Locate the two small plastic tabs tucked behind the hazard switch.
Carefully depress these clips with a small flat-head screwdriver while gently pulling out on the switch.
Then you can carefully rotate the switch back and forth until it is completely removed from the cluster surround.
Carefully dislodge the clips securing each electrical connection.
Set this switch aside and do the same for the headlight switch on the left-hand side of the surround.
Tuck the wires into surround and remove it from the car.
For this install, I’ll be leaving the cluster in the car.
Carefully loosen and remove the (6) 5.5mm or T-15 Torx screws retaining the lens to the cluster.
Once all of the screws are removed, remove the existing cluster lens.
Take this time and use a soft bristle brush to knock loose any dust and debris.
Either use a can of air or an air compressor set to 40psi to blow away any dust and/or debris. Be mindful of the needles and odometer.
With the cluster now clean, position the new lens into place.
Install the (6) previously removed screws and carefully tighten them down.
These do not have to be super tight.
Now you can reinstall the cluster surround and tighten the (2) top retaining screws.
Bring the electrical connections back through their respective openings and plug them in to the correct switches.
Fully seat the switches.
Position the metal plate back into place and carefully retighten the (2) bolts. Don’t get these too tight as you can crack the tabs on the cluster surround.
Position the lower dash trim into the metal plate and fully seat the clips.
Reinstall the (3) bolts and carefully tighten.
Reposition the upper and lower steering column cover and retighten the associated hardware.
After that, you’re good to go.