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In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

Alright. So today I have one of the dodgiest tutorials for you Skyline owners - or RFknB’s since you’re reading this.
The Nissan Skyline is one of the easiest cars to modify, and today I will show you how to hide those pesky warning lights so you can now assume nothing’s wrong with your project.

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

First of all you need to get to the dash cluster, and good news for us, it’s just a couple screws away.
On the right by the bonnet release there are two 10mm bolts, while on the left there is a Philips screw. Take them out and pop off the plastic, or if you own an R32 you can use a hammer and chisel and smash it off.
Under the steering column there is one 15/32” screw on either side - once again, you R32 owners can drill out these screws since I know you’ll just cable tie the steering column back on.
The steering wheel and column will now fall onto the driver seat.

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

Next up, there is a shroud at the front. 2 Philips screws and this can be pulled forwards - watch out for the air con sensor at the left. At the back I have circles the screw you will undo when replacing your pedals, you can ignore this unless you are doing a manual conversion.
Around the dash cluster are 3 Philips screws, and then it pops right out. Unplug the cluster and rip it out.

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

This step is not necessary, but it is good to see your warning lights more clearly.
There are 10 tabs around the cluster (you can see one at the top of this photo) that you can push by hand and remove the front panel.

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

When it’s off you can see the lights in their own surrounds, a big like eggs in a wasp nest.
Some lights cannot be taken out (the airbag light for example); in this case use some black electrical tape over the “wasp nest” to hide the bulb.

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

In my case the seatbelt light was on so I couldn’t get a WoF for my car.
Give it a little twist at the back and move it somewhere else - the HICAS area or the ATESSA-ETS area for example.
Now your car is super-dodgy and there will be no problems showing (until you plug in the code reader and watch the list grow).

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

While it’s out, it is a good time to hide the auto display if you converted to manual - the strip of black tape down the middle.

In this tutorial I show you how to hide your warning lights - Nissan Skyline Forum

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