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Dash Removal
« on: April 12, 2010, 09:17:14 am »
Since I removed my dash during my recent fuel line upgrade I figured I’d document how to remove the dash.

Basic things are assumed. 

1.   The center console around the radio has been removed.  (4 screws: two on the top on either side (one hidden by the glove box and the other two down below))
2.   Glove box has been removed two screws on the bottom both Phillips.
3.   Panel under your steering wheel has been removed.

Basically the tools needed are Phillips screw driver and also a 10 socket.

I’ll give step by step pictures of how I did it from passenger side to driver side.  Both doors need to be open

1. Remove plastic vent panel on side of dash.  Phillips screw remove the plastic screw then you can pull the vent out.  This will show you a 10mm bolt.



2. Remove the top 10mm bolt.  The lower one just connects to the dash bracket.



3. Remove the screws on the ac panel.  3 Phillip screws.



4. Remove the lower dash bolt again 10mm.



5. Remove upper dash bolt this is a 10mm; you will need first to remove the little rectangul ar panel.  A flat blade screwdriv er will work for this.



6. Remove plastic vent panel on side of dash.  Phillips screw remove the plastic screw then you can pull the vent out.  This will show you a 10mm bolt.



7. Remove the gauge cluster cover.  There will be two screws on the bottom and two on top.


8. Detach the cluster from the bracket.  4 Phillip screws and various wiring connector s.  Mine has two, some might have three.  Also need to unhook the Speedo cable.

9. Remove outside vent knob.  You will need a flat blade screw driver to remove the panel.  Gently pry panel and it will come out.  Also remove coin holder (3 screws two on top and one on bottom).  This will show the following and there are two screws for the fresh air panel and one 10 mm bolt sitting below.



10. One thing that will be forgotten is the ground screw.  Sits right next to the steering column bolts.  This is a 10mm; you will see the 10mm socket on it.



11. There will be a couple of dash harness wires to be unplugged from your fuse box.

12. The only issue sometime I have to have the column lowered and sometimes I do not, if you have to lower the steering column it is two nuts and two bolts.



« Last Edit: August 08, 2011, 11:33:20 am by rbwdriven »

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Re: Dash Removal
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 10:34:48 am »
Nice write up, thanks rbwdriven . I will be needing to replace my dash at some point because it has some cracks and pieces missing and glove box is broken so I'll definitel y need to reference this when I go to do the removal! +rep

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Re: Dash Removal
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 11:40:25 am »
No problem.

Yeah I actually replaced the dash I had in mine.

I've got a spare only issue with it is two big holes in the top where somebody tried mounting a tach.

So I bought Alan's spare one.

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Re: Dash Removal
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 01:30:30 am »
When i pulled the dash out of the sedan, i could tell that it obviously had NEVER been pulled out haha
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Re: Dash Removal
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 01:16:57 pm »
what happens to the original vin on dash? switch them? if so  how?

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Re: Dash Removal
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 03:14:07 pm »
what happens to the original vin on dash? switch them? if so  how?

it's a rivet holding it down, so pop the current rivet off and the rivet it down again.
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