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Removing steering column shroud on a 2006 sierra 3500, no screws where videos show to remove them there's a recess area but no screws in the locations indicated


Steering Column Trim Cover Replacement

Important: You must check for 2 pan head tapping screws (1,2) in the lower trim cover before removal.
If necessary, remove the 2 pan head tapping screws (1,2) from the lower trim cover (3). Remove the lower trim cover (3).
If screws are not present in the lower trim cover, proceed to the next step.
Gently unsnap the lower trim cover from the upper trim cover.

Important: You must check for 1 TORX® head screw (1) in the upper trim cover (2) before removal.
If necessary, remove 1 TORX® head screw (1) from the upper trim cover (2).
If a screw is not present, remove the upper trim cover (2).

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I'm having problem taking the trim off the dash that goes over the instrumental panel behind the steering wheel



Remove the steering column upper trim cover to accesse the lower screws to the instrument panel cluster trim plate.
Remove the upper screws from the instrument panel cluster trim plate. Remove the instrument panel cluster trim plate from the instrument panel.

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Dash cluster removal.


If you have a digital display cluster:
Remove the body ignition fuse 14. Remove the steering column trim cover. Lower the steering column. Remove the five screws under the upper edge of the instrument cluster trim plate. Pull outward on the upper edge of the trim plate, working around the entire panel. The lower part is held in by trim clips, they can be stubborn. Disconnect all of the switch connectors behind the trim plate and remove it. Remove the screws holding the cluster in place, I believe there are four, maybe six. Pull the cluster forward, disconnect the electrical connectors (there is no speedometer cable) and pull it out.

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Replace the dash mounted ignition switch at a 2000 malabu


first disconnect negative battery terminal. ( on models equipped with the theift lock audio system, be sure the lock out system is turned off, before disconnecting battery ). first remove dash board trim around the trim has to come off of dash. after removing trim on dash, there are 2 screws to re move ignition swith remove these screws, then pull out switch and disconnect the wiring connector. you may have to wiggle the switch one way or the other to get it out. the trim on dash just pulls straight out. us something to get behind trim and pop it out. be carful the trim will crack very easy. good-day !!

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Where is the signal flasher located in a 2004 grand cherokee


its located above the fuse panel, below and to the left of steering wheel. you need to remove upper and lower dash trim around the steering wheel. try jiggleing it around it may be just loose. have a good day !!

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Ford explorer no heat clicking in dash


NO NEED TO REMOVE WHOLE DASHBOARD!!! REMOVE TWO7MM SCREWS FROM THE BOTTOM OF STEERING PANEL & PRY AND REMOVE PANEL.
NEXT REMOVE TWO 7MM SCREWS ON BLACK PLASTIC STRIP THAT YOU SEE AFTER REMOVING STEERING PANEL....PRY THIS STRIP OF PLASTIC OUT JUST A LITTLE AND CUT IN THE MIDDLE .
NEXT REMOVE TWO 7MM SCREWS FROM AROUND TOP OF INSTRUMENT PANEL (BY GAUGES ) PRY PANEL STARTING FROM AROUND VENT ON LEFT BY DRIVERS DOOR ""THIS PANEL WILL STAY IN PLACE LOOSE... NO NEED TO REMOVE!""
NEXT YOU WILL SEE 0NE 7MM SCREW BY GEAR SELECTOR AREA.. BEHIND THE LOOSE PANEL REMOVE THIS SCREW.. ALSO IN SAME AREA BUT LOWER THERE IS ONE 7MM SCREW THAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED THAT HOLDS LOWER DASH PAD ITS FOUND BEHIND LOWER CORNER OF DASH PAD.( LOWER DASH PAD GAS PEDAL AREA )
"DON'T"!!! REMOVE THE FOUR 10MM BOLTS!!!! IN SAME AREA
NEXT REMOVE RADIO /AC CONTROL TRIM WITH THIN SCREW DRIVER OR PANEL TOOL IT HELD IN BY SIX CLIPS...NO NEED TO DISCONNET ANYTHING IT WILL STAY THERE HANGING!!
NEXT REMOVE TWO CENTER CONSOLE LOWER LARGE PLASTIC CLIPS BY FLOOR MATS. NEXT UNDER SQUARE BLACK RUBBER AT CENTER CONSOLE REMOVE ONE SILVER SCREW. MOVE SEATS FOWARD AND REMOVE TWO 8MM SCREWS FROM SIDES OF CENTER CONSOLE FROM BACK SEAT.
PRY CUP PANEL SECTION THAT WAS HELD DOWN BY SILVER SCREW ...PRY UP TOP HALF OF CONSOLE STARTING FROM SECTION WHERE ARMREST DOOR IS.. DISCONNECT LIGHTER PLUG AND REMOVE PANEL .
NOW YOU WILL SEE SIX SCREWS STARTING FROM BELOW RADIO TRIM WORKING BACK TO ARMREST DOOR

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Stupid question but how on earth do i take the panel surrounding the radio in a 98 pontiac grand prix?


Take a screwdriver and gently begin at the top of the surround, its the plastic trim piece that covers 2/3 of the dash area. Find where the trim feels like its mounted to the dash and pry out at that point, follow this around the top from the drivers side to the radio area. There are some screws to take out also and they can be removed with a phillips head screwdriver. This trim piece is primarily held in with expanding clips so to keep from possibly breakage, pull on both sides of the clip you're disengaging. Good luck!

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How do i remove the instrument cluster on my 2000 ford taurus so i can replace the the bulbs that are not working


Ok here is how you do it.

Tools Required:
Flashlight
Ratchet or spinner handle
7mm socket
8mm socket
Ford DIN radio removal keys
ZipLoc bags, cups or some other way to store bolts
T15 torx bit (column shift only)
Automotive trim removal tools (helpful but not necessary).

(optional for odometer adjustment)
T15 torx bit
very flat straight edge

ICP=integrated control panel, the radio and HVAC controls.

Obviously it's up to you, but taking your ratchet and a 7mm bit to the negative terminal on the battery may be a good idea considering you will be working with electronics. Make sure you have turned off all lights; keys are out of the ignition, before you disconnect the terminal.

First, take the 8mm socket and attack the two screws up under the steering column. They are gold/copper color and near the OBD-II port. You'll feel them if you don't want to bend down at see them. Once you remove them, give the kick panel a few tugs and it should give way. There are some clips holding it on as well. If you are stuck halfway, you might it useful to use the flashlight to look around to see what's holding it on.

Next, removing the radio involves using the two Ford DIN radio removal keys. Insert both of them into the slot and push them in until they are sticking out about 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Then take your thumbs and push the inside side of each key outwards and start pulling...the ICP should pop right out. Keep pressure on pushing the keys in as well, so the radio doesn't get stuck. Column shifter people will find it ideal to fold out the console to rest the ICP surround and the ICP. You can also disconnect the cabling entirely if you'd rather. Floor shift models will find it ideal to put their keys in, turn the key to "RUN" and place the shifter in "1". Floor shift models can also go ahead and tilt the wheel all the way down as well.

Now you should see 5 screws holding on your ICP bezel. Take the 7mm socket and remove each of those 5 bolts. There are also two bolts of the same size behind the ashtray. Pull the ashtray out, push down on the tounge, and pull the ashtray out. Remove those 2 screws as well. I used a cup to dump all the screws into. A ZipLoc bag is a good idea as well. Grab around the ICP opening and give a good tug. Plastic clips embedded in the ICP surround and those screws are holding it in place. There is a clip holding the ICP surround next to the kick panel you previously removed, that can be difficult as well. *NOTE* You can also leave the screws in the ashtray attached and fold the ICP surround down, but it's best not to do this multiple times, you can only flex the metal tabs so much.

Next, remove the two 7mm bolts in the top of the instrument cluster surround. Now, column shift models (floor shift models have already done this), go ahead and put your key in the ignition, turn it to the "RUN" position and shift down into "1". Also tilt the wheel all the way down. There is one 7MM screw holding that bezel on to the top-left of the ICP surround area . It's right below the row of warning lamps on the far right of the instrument cluster. It holds the upper instrument cluster surround to the dashboard.

Now it's time to start pulling off the upper instrument cluster surround (the one with the vents, light switch, etc). A metal trim remover is not as ideal as it can put blemishes in your dash. Harbor Freight sells a kit of 6 plastic trim removal tools for about $5. They won't scratch and harm the soft upper dash as much. Don't be afraid to try griping at different angles, just requires a little pulling. Use the tool accordingly. Once you have it loosened out of the dash, you have one more step before you fully remove it.

Unfortunately, the G4 headlight switch knob does not pop off as easily as the G3. You can either stick a small, flathead screwdriver (wrapped in a cloth) in the slot between the dash and the bottom of the light switch. Then start prying away at it. OR (the easier method) Once you have popped out the upper dash trim, you should be able to push the headlight switch out through the opening. Disconnect the cables and set the headlight switch aside.

Now you can fully remove the upper dash trim. Start by pulling on the upper part that goes around the instrument cluster. Be warned there is a plastic wedge shapped clip in the middle. It will require bending of the plastic to make it pop out correctly. If you have a leather wrapped wheel, be careful not to scratch or cut the leather. The upper dash trim requires manipulating the shifter position (column shift models) and swiveling the trim around the steering column and pulling up on it towards the roof of the car. Eventually it will pop out.

Now you should have a good view of your instrument cluster. There are 4 7mm screws holding it in place. The cluster rests on two small knobs on the bottom as well. Go ahead and remove those bolts. There are two, 2" long connectors that go into the back of the cluster. They are at opposite ends near the top of the cluster. They have clips on the top of the connectors. Push down on it and uninstall them (not an easy task, but doable. If you are a floor shift model, continue on. Otherwise...if you are a column shift model, this is an ideal time to remove the PRNDD1 indicator. This requires the T15 torx bit. There are two small T15 on opposite ends of the bottom of the PRNDD1 indicator. Be careful and don't let the cable drop behind the dashboard.

Go ahead and remove the cluster. If you need to take your keys with you, regardless of shifter position, you can put the car in park and take your keys out.

----------Instrument cluster disassembly and odometer correction-----------
This would be a good time to check all the lightbulbs, make sure they are not blown. Flip the cluster over. Take some needle nose pliers, grasp one of the lighted areas (they are marked and color coded). The big black ones are the background lighting, the smaller ones are for the indicator/warning lamps. Twist the holder counter clockwise, then pull up. You should have a view of the light bulb.

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--------END Cluster/Odometer----------
Next, reattach the upper trim panel, inserting the clip in first. As with last time, play around with the shifter in various positions(column shift) and make sure you get that 2" trim piece BEHIND the shifter. Once you have it set in place, go ahead and insert the two screws holding the panel into the upper dash. Reconnect the headlight switch and push it back into the dash. Insert the screw below the instrument cluster. Next reattach the ICP trim surround. Insert those 5 screws. Reinsert the kick panel below and insert the two 8mm screws. Pop back in the the ICP (with the radio DIN tools removed). Congrats, should be all back in place AOK.

Mar 08, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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Trying to replace the dash bulbs, how do you get the control cluster out? do you have to take the whole dash out?


Start by removing the steering wheel. (19mm socket) next remove the steering column upper and lower covers by removing the four screws from the underside of the plastic cover. There are two small screws that you need to remove to pull out the black trim around your cluster using a stubby philips screwdriver. They are easier to see with a small flashlight, look up just above and back from the clear plastic cover over your instrument panel. One is about at 10 o'clock and the other at 2 o'clock. Just pull the dimmer switch cover straight back and remove the small nut so you can get the trim out. It just snaps in so be gentle. Once you have the trim out there are only a few screws holding the cluster in and there are two connectors attached to the back. Remove those and your'e home free. Let me know if that helps.

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How to remove radio from 2008 acura tl with navagation


Hi,welcome. this looks harder than it really is . heres the compiled pages from the manual click [b][i]HERE[/i][/b]

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