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Old 09-29-2011, 11:50 AM
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Does any one have information on how to remove the gauge panel for Trophy 2352 gauge panel? I have removed all the screws around the panel, but it still wouldn't move at all. Is there more fastener, or is the steering wheel needs to come off first?

Here is a picture of the gauge panel.



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Old 09-29-2011, 01:24 PM
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I had a 21 ft Trophy but with a similiar set up. You need to remove all the hex screws around the top and sides. The stirring wheel will stay on the panel. Pull the panel with the wheel back and that gives you access. I did remove the wheel once using an auto wheel puller. Buckeye2
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:59 PM
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Thanks!!

Did you have to detach the steering cable from the steering wheel? or was it flexible enough to allow the panel to move?

I'm only trying to replace the gauge light bulb. So, I'll probably only need the panel to pull away to access light bulb.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:53 AM
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On my 21 Trophy you could slowly move the unit to gain access to the gauges. It does not give you a lot of room but you should have enough room to do that. I never disconnected the steering cable for access. Buckeye2
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:07 AM
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I had an older 2352. Mine had access from the rear as well, does yours? If you have all the screws out and it won't move then I suspect there is a bead of silicone sealant holding it. If you have rear access try pushing from the back, if not carefully pry from the front.

I don't have any personal experience with non Trophy Bayliners but the Bay/Trophy series I had was very solid and nothing ever came off easily. They are better boats than some give them credit for.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:33 PM
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I had the chance to work on the boat again in the past weekend. A quick check inside the cabin and under the gauge panel shows there is no thru-bolt from the steering column. As far as I can tell, there is nothing holding the the panel to the deck besides the screws. I'll check again next week to see if there is an access panel inside the cabin. I don't remember seeing any access panel.

If all else, I guess it's time to break out the pry bar...

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:13 PM
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On most trophys the panel is glued and screwed, I used a hot air gun on low to soften the glue and then a wide blade to force the panel up slowly.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:53 PM
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I have a 2007 2352 that I am working on. Remove all the screws and pull from the bottom up. There is sticky foam along the entire edge where the screws are on mine. The steering wheel is fixed to the panel and the steering rack behind it just touches the sides. You will only get about 6 inches out. Don't scratch the surrounding fiberglass, cover with tape and rags.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:23 AM
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The steering wheel is connected to the Teleflex steering. This is a "bracket" (not bolted) that sits within the electronics well. I have pulled my panel a couple of time and if you really want to save some time and effort, remove the steering wheel first.

First, make sure your battery switch is off.

Remove the black cap in the front. There is a very small set screw.

Loosen the steering shaft nut until it is flush with the end of the shaft.

Use a 3 claw pulley/steering wheel puller by placing the claws behind the wheel and screwing the puller bolt onto the steering shaft. It doesn't take much to pull the wheel off the key (don't lose it).

Remove the nut and the steering wheel.

Remove the two screws in the black cover.

Remove the six (6) bolts (3 have backing nuts) from the steering flange.

Now you can remove the screws around the panel and easily pull it out.

In addition to the work you have to do, it's a good time to look at the couple of fuses (macerator and I forget the other).

Check all of the connections and make sure all the nuts are tight on the grounding bar.

When putting it back together, just reverse things. I used simple double sided weather stripping as a "gasket" for the electronics panel.

When putting the steering wheel back on, a few taps with a rubber hammer will place back on the key.

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