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How do the Dash Panels come off?

Do you just "pop" them off, or is there retaining screws I have to remove first? I want to replace some buned out bulbs.

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Never done it, can't say. From everything else I have done to mine I will venture a guess that it is a big job.

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What is the best way to remove and install a heater core in a 2002 buick it a difficult job .how do i make it happen.thanks.what is my first step to get started .do i take out the dash.

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What step are taken to remove a dash from a 1996 lincon towncarto access the a/c heater blend door actuator

what is the issue? May not be the blend door motor. Big job.

The climate control assembly has three control knobs (18519):
  • The airflow control or function selector knob controls vacuum and electrical applications.
  • The temperature control knob, attached to the potentiometer, controls the position of the A/C electronic door actuator motor (19E616) mounted on heater air plenum chamber (18471).
  • The blower motor control knob, attached to the heater blower motor switch (18578), provides four speeds of blower motor operation.
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  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove instrument panel (04320). Refer to Section 01-12 .
Instrument Panel Removal
  1. Position wheels straight ahead.
  2. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  3. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  4. Remove RF wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 .
  5. Remove retaining nut in radiator coolant recovery reservoir area.
  6. Remove bolt retaining front fender apron (16054) to front fender (16005).
  7. Position front fender splash shield out of the way.
  8. Lower vehicle.
  9. Tag and remove wiring connectors.
  10. Remove retaining screw in parking brake control (2780). Remove parking brake control.
  11. Remove screw retaining instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement (04502).

  12. Remove steering column assembly. Refer to Section 11-04 .
  13. Remove from the LH and RH cowl side trim panels (02345).
  14. Remove lower cowl side trim panels.
  15. Tag and disconnect wiring connectors in LH and RH cowls.
  16. Remove ground wire assembly.
  17. Remove retaining rivet in the passenger side of the instrument panel (04320).
  18. Unsnap the instrument panel finish panel (04338), center and RH.
  19. Unsnap the instrument panel finish panel, (LH).
  20. Remove and disconnect the radio chassis (18806).
  21. Remove retaining screw in the instrument panel finish panel.
  22. Position the instrument panel finish panel out of the way.
  23. Tag and disconnect the wiring connectors.
  24. Remove retaining screw in the passenger side air bag module (044A74).
  25. Disconnect the electrical connector to the passenger side air bag module.
  26. Remove and disconnect the instrument panel upper finish panel (044A90).
  27. Remove instrument panel to cowl brace retaining screw.
  28. On Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, remove screws retaining instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and remove instrument panel finish panel.
  29. Remove retaining nut on the instrument LH and RH lower finish panel.
  30. Remove instrument panel cowl brace (045D56).
  31. Disconnect vacuum hose on the harness assembly.
  32. Remove upper and lower screws retaining instrument panel finish panel to dash panel (01610).

  1. Disconnect the A/C electronic door actuator motor electrical connector.
  2. Remove four A/C electronic door actuator motor retaining screws.
  3. Remove A/C electronic door actuator motor (19E616).

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Need to remove door panel. How?


The many different design interiors make it impossible to list each fastener location. The trim panels that must be removed are held in place by screws and clips. These locations vary from model to model. After removal of all the fasteners that you are aware of, if the trim panel is still firmly attached, you probably missed a hidden fastener. If this happens, gently and carefully pry the area looking for the location that doesn't flex. The location that does flex is where you'll find the fastener(s) you missed. Screws and retainers are usually hidden. Handle trim, reflectors, light lenses and other plastic pieces usually cover the main retaining screws. Take great care with the plastic trim panels. Plastic trim panels are usually very hard plastic and extremely easy to crack. The following steps can be used to guide you through the removal and installation of the trim panels, but you may need to alter these steps to your specific needs.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Pull the inside door handle to the open position, unfasten the screw and remove the handle escutcheon.
  3. If equipped with manual locks, remove door inside locking rod knob.
  4. If equipped with manual windows, insert a suitable window regulator handle removal tool behind the handle. Disengage the retainer, then remove the handle.
  5. If equipped with power windows and locks, use a small flat-bladed prytool to carefully pry the switch plate up, then detach the power component electrical connectors.
  6. If equipped, remove the screws inserted through door armrest and pull handle assembly into door inner panel or armrest hanger support bracket.
  7. Lift the seat belt trim panel up and remove the hidden retaining screws.
  8. Remove the outside side view mirror trim plate retaining screw. Lift the panel up to disengage the retaining clip, then remove the trim panel from the door.
  9. On styles with courtesy lamps located in the lower area of the trim panel, disconnect the wiring harness at the lamp assembly.
  10. If equipped, use a suitable tool to pry the reflector plate from the side of the door panel.Remove bottom trim cover retaining screws, then remove the lower trim cover.
  11. Remove any necessary electrical connector CPA clips, then unplug the electrical connectors.
  12. On styles with integral armrests, remove the screws inserted through the pull cup into the armrest hanger support.
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  14. Carefully lift the trim panel away from the door, checking to be sure all of the retaining buttons and screws and electrical connectors are unfastened.

To install:

Before installing the door trim panel, check that all trim retainers are securely installed to the panel and are not damaged. Replace damaged retainers as required.
  1. Connect electrical components where present.
  2. To install the door trim panel, pull door inside handle inward; then position the trim panel to the inner panel, inserting the door handle through the panel hole.
  3. Position the trim panel to the door inner panel so that the trim retainers are aligned with the attaching holes in the panel, and tap the retainers into the holes with a clean rubber mallet. Install all previously removed items.
  4. Install the remaining door panel components in the reverse order of removal.
  5. After installation, connect the negative battery cable, then check for proper attachment and operation of electric components, if so equipped.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the ashtray.
  3. Unfasten the accessory trim plate screws, then remove the accessory trim plate.
  4. Remove the glove box door strap, then remove the glove box hinge screws.
  5. Remove the glove box door frame.
  6. Loosen the ashtray support screws, then remove the ashtray support.
  7. Remove the glove box.
  8. Unfasten the radio bracket bushing nut, then remove the radio.
  9. Disconnect the speaker grille screws, then remove the speaker grilles.
  10. Loosen the speaker retainers, then remove the front radio speakers.
  11. Unfasten the sound insulation panel screws, then remove the sound insulation panels.
  12. Loosen the steering column filler screws, then remove the steering column filler.
  13. Disconnect the hood release cable.
  14. Disconnect the shift indicator cable from the column bowl.
  15. Disconnect the steering column support nuts, then lower the steering column. For details regarding this procedure, please refer to of this guide.
  16. Unfasten the switch plate trim screw, then remove the switch trim plate.
  17. Disengage the electrical wiring harness from the rear defogger and the light switches.
  18. Disconnect the heater and A/C control.
  19. Disconnect the cluster housing bezel mounting nuts, then remove the bezel.
  20. Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle. Disconnect and allow to hang:
  21. The speedometer instrument panel electrical connector and the Vehicle Speed Sensor connector
  22. The courtesy lamps and the cruise control module
  23. The horn relay, multi-function alarm and the flasher assembly
  24. If necessary, remove the applicable computer control module.
  25. Remove the instrument panel-to-cowl mounts:
    1. Unfasten the screws from under the panel.
    2. Remove the instrument panel support.
    3. Unfasten the screws in the defroster outlets.
    4. Remove the ductwork, dash plugs, wire looms, and heater cables attached to the panel.
  26. Disengage any electrical connections/wires routed through the instrument panel, then remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Install the instrument panel assembly to the cowl, carefully routing and connecting the electrical wires and cables.
  2. Connect the instrument panel-to-cowl mounts:
    1. Connect the ductwork, dash plugs, wire looms, and heater cables to the instrument panel.
    2. Secure the screws in the defroster outlets.
    3. Install the instrument panel support, then fasten the screws (located under the panel).
  3. Install the computer control module, if removed.
  4. Install the instrument cluster. Reconnect and mount:
  5. The speedometer and Vehicle Speed Sensor electrical connectors
  6. The flasher assembly, multi-function alarm, and horn relay
  7. The cruise control module and the courtesy lamps
  8. Install the cluster housing bezel using the mounting nuts. Tighten the nuts to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  9. Install the heater and A/C control.
  10. Engage the rear defogger and light switch electrical harness.
  11. Install the switch trim plate using the retaining screw. Tighten the screw to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  12. Raise the steering column to the mounting bracket, then install the steering column support nuts.
  13. Install the shift indicator column to the column bowl, making sure that the indicator is aligned.
  14. Connect the hood release cable.
  15. Install the steering column filler panel using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
  16. Install the sound insulation panels using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
  17. Install the front radio speakers and speaker retainers, then connect the speaker grilles using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  18. Install the radio and tighten the fastener to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  19. Install the glove compartment, then install the ashtray support using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  20. Install the glove compartment door frame, door and door hinge screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  21. Install the glove compartment door strap.
  22. Install the accessory trim plate using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  23. Install the ashtray, then connect the negative battery cable.

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