Macan: A Step-by-Step DIY Gauge Faces Swap Guide

This DIY guide for swapping gauge faces is adapted from We extend our gratitude to Austin, who entrusted us with the task of creating a rev counter for his Macan, and generously shared his experience along with stunning photos of the result.

You’ll need the following tools:

Vent puller / J hook

Trim removal tool

T10 & T25

Step 1: Use the vent puller to remove both vents. Insert the tool through the vent, hook it around the back, and pull. Alternatively, you can use the trim removal tool to pry the vent from below and the sides. Apply some force, but take your time.

Step 2: Remove the two T25 Torx screws located on each side behind the vent trim.

Step 3: Pop off the upper steering column trim/fabric. It should come off easily by pulling it up and back towards the cluster.

Step 4: Use the trim removal tool to pull out the upper cluster trim piece. It should come straight out towards you once you get a grip on it. Be prepared for a strong pull. If you accidentally break this piece, it’s about $50 to replace.

Step 5: Remove the four T25 Torx screws located above and below the cluster.

Step 6: Unclip the two wire harnesses attached to the cluster, then slide the cluster out.

Step 7: Remove all the T10 Torx screws from the back of the cluster and loosen the clips holding the front gauge cover onto the cluster. The cover should come off easily.

Step 8: Take photos of the needle positions on your garage set. You’ll feel resistance where the needles need to stop. Remove the needles by pulling them straight up with your fingers – it’s very easy.

Step 9: Slowly peel off the old gauge face with your fingers, working your way around the edges. Use the trim removal tool as needed.

Step 10: Install the new gauge face. Reinstall the needles by aligning them properly and pressing them down into place. It may take a few attempts to get them in the correct position.

Step 11: Reinstall everything in reverse order, and then enjoy your updated gauge faces!