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Need help with dash removal.

Can anyone throw me a bone. i'm running out of screws to find and still no movement.

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  • Nascarnympho Mar 05, 2009

    I have a 2005 Ford Exployer, I need a diagram on how to remove

    the dashboard to replace a A/C Blend door Actuator

  • mike Nov 06, 2012

    Does anyone have a diagram of a 2004 Ford Explorer dash that matches the removal instructions? My wife lost a gold bracelet down the vent! Ggrrrr!

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  1. Remove the A-pillar and cowl side Trim Panels
  2. Remove the front floor console.
  3. Depower the supplemental restraint system (SRS).
  4. Remove the instrument panel side finish panels.
  5. Remove the 2 steering column opening cover screws.
  6. Remove the steering column opening cover.
  7. Remove the 3 lower steering column cover screws.
  8. Remove the lower steering column cover.
  9. Disconnect the steering column electrical connectors.
  10. Disconnect the RH side bulkhead electrical connector.
  11. Disconnect the RH side body harness electrical connector.
  12. Remove the 2 parking brake release handle screws.
  13. Disconnect the LH side instrument panel electrical connectors.
  14. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the clockspring, do not allow the steering column shaft to rotate while the intermediate shaft is disconnected.
  15. Remove the pinch bolt..
  16. Disconnect the adjustable pedal electrical connector.
  17. Disconnect the brake light switch electrical connector.
  18. Remove the 2 LH instrument panel center brace bolts..
  19. Remove the 2 LH instrument panel center brace nuts.
  20. Remove the LH instrument panel center brace.
  21. Disconnect the transmission range selector lever cable.
  22. Disconnect the RH side bulkhead electrical connector.
  23. Disconnect the LH side body harness electrical connector.
  24. Remove the 3 ground strap bolts.
  25. Disconnect the inertia switch electrical connector.
  26. Disconnect the RH side instrument panel electrical connectors.
  27. Remove the 2 RH instrument panel center brace bolts.
  28. Disconnect the vacuum connector.
  29. Remove the 2 RH instrument panel center brace nuts.
  30. Remove the RH instrument panel center brace.
  31. Remove the cowl panel grille
  32. Remove the instrument panel bolt located under the cowl panel grille
  33. Remove the instrument panel defroster grille.
  34. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the sunload sensor and electrical connector, remove the grille just enough to disconnect the connector.
  35. Disconnect the sunload sensor electrical connector.
  36. Remove the 2 instrument panel top cowl bolts.
  37. Disconnect the antenna lead-in cable.
  38. Disconnect the RCM electrical connector.
  39. Disconnect the center ground strap bolt.
  40. CAUTION:To avoid damage to the instrument panel, an assistant is required to support the panel before carrying out this step.
      • Before removing the instrument panel make sure all electrical connector wiring is free and not hindered.
  41. Remove the 4 instrument panel bolts.
  42. Remove the instrument panel.
  43. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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