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How-To: Disassemble your Dashboard (Pics+Vids!)

Tools Need: Good pair of hands and flat tip screw driver.



Ease of Install: Very easy

Estimated time to install: 15 minutes tops

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Please note: Red areas indicate where the pins are held in.

Step 1: Disassembling the passenger side trim

Slide your fingers between the slot that seperates the top from the trim piece shown and gently pull down.

Either:

A) Pull off gently or
B) Pull down slightly, insert your screw driver into the tab of the pins shown in the second picture.





[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV9Wy3mUJNI[/media]

Step 2: Remove piece to the left of the deck

Use same method as previous stated to remove all the trim pieces



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc5tzDueNkc[/media]

Step 3 and 4: Removing center trim piece.







Use a 7mm socket to take off the bolts.. not required. Only if extra room needed.



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8-OKgLRQBU[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtGGXEdAT8g[/media]

Part 5: Removing panel covering fuses

Lift gently, be aware, its attached to the white piece. Slide your fingers between the white piece and the cover. Be sure not to break the white piece.





[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v50XVCoG-cQ[/media]

Part 6+7: Removing driver's side cover under and to the left of steering wheel





[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6MTeAb2lQg[/media]



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-QGC2sQhxg[/media]


Hope this helps everyone/people new to disassembling the car! It didn't take me long to figure out how to take a part the dash. That was only about my third time taking it a part.
 

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nice write up, good work
 

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toolman said:
Damn, you put a lot of work into that. Good job, and thanks!
Sure did.. I had a boring day off today and thought I'd do up some how-to's. Theres two more coming::How-to install/wire up/hide accessory cigarette outlet and how-to install satellite radio.
 

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Excellent how to. If anyone had any questions about how to take it all apart I think they have been answered. Video is always much better than pictures alone. Thanks
 

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Very nice job rob. Good to know is that when you take these apart, those clips become less and less effective in holding the panels in, which will cause squeeking and vibrations.
 

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Very nice job rob. Good to know is that when you take these apart, those clips become less and less effective in holding the panels in, which will cause squeeking and vibrations.
Unfortunetly yes :(. The sad part is that its not even the clips but the plastic on the trim that's giving way.
 

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true. new clips will help solve this. believe me, i spent a lot of time takig apart my dash for interior mods. i had my parts guy get me new clips recently and the vibs have stopped from there
 

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hey im new to the forum but this is a great how-to you posted bro... Also i eanted to ask if any of you knew if i can install a 6.5 in in dash LCD touchscreen and where i would be able to install it.
thanks
 

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Rob, you must have the smallest fingers ever, i took my trim off yesterday and busted my fingers all up try to squeeze them in between the cracks lol
 

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Yeah i know! My fingers tips are sore and i only did 1/2 of it...lol (yes in proccess right now in garage, with laptop on workbench).
Great write up...I do thank you for the detail. I hate just pulling on cheap plastic and hoping it doesnt break :) Knowing right where the clips are, is GREAT!
They are def. tighter though, that first time :-/

Thanks again for a great and detailed write up!
 

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Well... it further proves cars are female... they don't remain tight after the first time ;)...

Ok, bad example.

But yeah, new clips always are a good idea since once they're used, they're not usually as good as they used to be.
 

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LMAO :lol:
I know mine is a girl, cause im not going to be getting sore fingers from sticking them in a guys crack :eww :supergay
 

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Great vids, Rob!

So question: do you have to take the other trims off in order to get to the center piece? I want to install my new stereo today, but I'm wondering if I can just take out the center piece on it's own.
 

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no. the 2 outside pieces overlap the center piece. go to the hardware store and buy a mini crowbar. it will be your friend
 

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I noticed you have a cable for your ipod/mp3 player hanging out of your dash, did you do that yourself, and was that hard to do?
 
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