Central Speedo Type
On models with the centrally mounted speedometer, the speedo is located in a housing attached to the centre of the engine compartment bulkhead. Deluxe models have additional instruments located on either side of the speedo and the design of the instrument panel differs dependent on the models.
On Mk I models, the additional instrument panel is attached to brackets on the speedometer housing and is enclosed by a detachable shroud. On later models the instruments are contained in a single nacelle which itself is secured to the bulkhead.

In each case the speedometer can be removed by withdrawing it into the engine compartment after removing the two securing screws and disconnecting the speedo cable . On Mk I models the additional instrument panel must first be removed to gain access to these screws. The shroud is secured by four screws in the front face of the panel, and the instrument panel by another four screws again in the front face of the panel. The panel mounting brackets are attached to the speedometer securing screws in the side of the speedo housing, together with distance pieces.
The fuel gauge is incorporated in the speedometer and once the speedo is removed the fuel gauge can be detached by removing the two securing screws.
The oil and temperature gauges are removed by withdrawing them into the car interior, but this involves removing the instrument panel shroud on Mk I models to gain access to the rear of the instruments. The individually instruments are secured to the panel by a saddle-piece and knurled nuts. In the case of the oil pressure gauge, the oil pressure pipe must also be disconnected from the union on the rear of the instrument. On later models, access to the rear of the instruments is gained through the aperture in the engine compartment.
If the complete instrument panel is required to be removed on these later models with the one-piece nacelle, the trim liner must be detached from the fascia panel sufficiently to allow access to the nacelle securing screws. A retaining tab is also located in the fascia ashtray aperture. In some cases, additional securing screws may be fitted from under the parcel shelf and the interior heater unit must then be lowered to gain access to them.

Clubman & 1275 GT

Clubman and 1275 GT models have a twin or triple instrument panel located directly in front of the driver. The instrument assembly incorporates a printed circuit and, apart from changing the panel warning lights, the instrument panel must be removed before any work can be carried out on it or the individual instruments detached.

removal and Installation

1. First disconnect the battery earth lead as a safety measure.
2. Remove the air ventilation louvre adjacent to the instrument panel by unscrewing the retaining ring and removing the moulding. Turn the ventilation louvre anticlockwise and withdraw it .
3. Release the portion of the door seal securing the fascia trim panel, withdraw the trim panel from behind the side panel and remove it.
4. Release the trim panel at the other side of the instrument panel in a similar manner, but do not remove it.
5. The four instrument panel screws will now be accessible and should be removed (two at the top and one at either side).
6. Partially withdraw the instrument panel. Press in the release lever on the speedometer cable and disconnect the cable from the rear of the speedometer. Pull the multiplug wiring connector from the rear of the instrument panel.
7. On 1275 GT models, disconnect the tachometer connections from the rear of the instrument.
8. Remove the instrument panel assembly from its location.
9. The various instruments can now be detached from the assembly as required, with reference to .
10. Installation is a reversal of the removal procedure with special attention to the following points.
11. The multi-plug wiring connector will fit only one way round. Ensure that the retaining clips at either side of the plug engage properly.
12. Make sure that the speedometer cable engages fully into the rear of the instrument.
13. Use adhesive to fit the door seal at the outer trim panel if necessary.
14. When installation is completed, check the operation of all the instruments.