Replacing the Gauge Cluster Hood

A common problem with early Gaydon-era cars is that the leather on the dashboard panels will contract and pull back from the edges of the panel. The problem is that the glue holding the leather onto the panels was too weak, so it would soften up in the sun and allow the leather to pull. Luckily, it's possible to remove the panels and either repair or replace them.

Philips-head screwdriver
About 5 minutes

Step 1
Pull up on the gauge cluster hood to pop loose the six tabs holding it in place. Once loose, do not pull the panel away from the instrument cluster.

Step 2
Use the philips-head screwdriver to remove the screw holding the leather strap of the panel to the instrument cluster. You can now remove the gauge cluster hood.

Step 3
Install the new or repaired gauge cluster hood in reverse order.

All done!