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#1 madmanperez

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

This is kinda embarrassing. I'll try to keep it short (LOL). After having my star for about three yrs I though it was about time to rebuild/refurbish the ac/heater box at the center of our dashboards. The face foot actuator is most likely villain that has been unable to proper direct the panels for full face or foot flow of air. I have everything I need to fix the actuator and resurface the panels as mentioned in another thread. I follow the directions on these forums for a lot of my repairs and you guys always have provided the best info/directions.

I've disconnected all the wires that attach to the dash.

removed the center console and radio
removed the climate control unit and its computer module
the center console and glove box
(not  exactly in this order)
found all the bolts, 2 on each side under the plastic caps
2 under the small dash vent vents
the four at the base of the center support where the radio was.
separated all the wires from any hold downs that would hold them to the dash

Basically as far as I can tell the dash should come off I've even removed the steering wheel and its upper an lower covers

but the dash seems to be help by something at the center (best guess).

I've reviewed all possible entries in the FSM that have any representation of the dash.

I just can't tell what it could be.

It just won't move but more than an inch (maybe)

I'm hoping that one of you guys cam help me with this one.

Edited by madmanperez, 04 March 2019 - 10:03 PM.






#2 Crazy larry

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:40 PM

need to remove the clock.  bolt behind the clock
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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:35 AM

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 02:11 PM

Yea. Clock. Make sure you disconnect the wires to it too. I forgot that and upon pulling the dash the clock exploded...
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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

The top two corner "vents" near the A pillar by the windshield pop out and have two 10mm bolts behind them as well. Also lower your steering column to have easier access when pulling the dash out. I have removed and installed a few SQ dash boards by myself as they are not heavy but having an assistant is good so you dont break anything.

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#6 madmanperez

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:55 PM

Update

First. No Screw/bolt behind the clock, only wires (removed)

Turbo Cary: top two corner bolts removed.

Center support has a bolt on each top, finding it very difficult to remove the right side (passenger side), its pretty much behind to top center vent stack.

That center top vent feeds the front vents. That piece doesn't want to come out, seems to be held by something. any movement of the dash moves that piece as well. Most if not all interconnected vent tubes have been pulled out.

Any ideas how to get that top center (passenger side) support bolt out?

Edited by madmanperez, 02 March 2019 - 05:16 PM.


#7 madmanperez

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 10:02 PM

Done!

PITA, getting out the last bolt. Well not really once I undid the under dash supports (separating the from the center support) the dash came out and then that last bolt was easy to remove.

So this little thread can now be deleted as it really has no real information.





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