How to Replace Corsa Speedometersby Daniel Valladares
The Opel Corsa, also known as the Vauxhall Corsa, is a vehicle manufactured by General Motors since 1982. Although popular around the world, the Opel Corsa has never been released in North America. The Corsa's speedometer allows you to see the speed at which you're driving. A faulty speedometer can be a safety hazard, so if you notice that your speedometer isn't functioning properly, you'll need to replace it. Unfortunately, replacing the Opel's speedometer requires replacing the entire instrument cluster.
Park the Corsa and turn off its engine. Engage the parking brake.
Lift up the Corsa's hood and disconnect its battery with a socket wrench.
Open the Corsa's driver side door. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to uninstall the three securing screws underneath the upper portion of the dash panel above the instrument cluster. Remove the dash panel.
Remove the four securing screws on the cluster itself using a Phillips-head screwdriver. Use a flat-head screwdriver to pry the cluster out of the dashboard.
Disconnect the cluster's three wiring connections at the rear of the cluster. Remove the cluster from the Corsa.
Place the replacement cluster with the functional speedometer into the dashboard. Reconnect the three wiring connections.
Reattach the four securing screws to secure the cluster. Reattach the dash panel and its three securing screws. Reconnect the Corsa's battery and close the hood.
- "Vauxhall/Opel Corsa Repair Manual"; John S. Mead; 2002
Things You'll Need
- Socket wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Since replacing the instrument cluster will also replace the vehicle's odometer, you will need to obtain an Odometer Disclosure Form from your state's DMV to prevent odometer fraud. You are exempt from this if your Corsa was manufactured more than ten years ago.
Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.