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I have a 2001 cevrolet s-10, i need to replace the heater core

Whats the best way to get the dash out? do i need any special tools?

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You dont need special tools but the dash will have to be taken part the way out and the steering column too. its a real pain in the but and i would recommend buying a haynes manual at your local parts store for use as a reference cause like i said, its a real pain

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