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How do I remove an instrument panel from a 1956 Ford Customline. What holds it in place?

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Look closely for all hidden screws for they are not hidden. If the cluster is loose and wobbling the speedometer cable is what needs to be removed. Depress the retaining clip fully inward and hold. Then pull the cable out of the cluster. It will simply push back in and lock upon reinstalling it

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some of these , you would have to get in the back seat area. and push in on the bottom front side of the seat to allow the bracket that clips into another bracket to release, do this on both sides of the seat, and seat should release and come out, the top portion of a lot of these older models, you would have to grasp the top of the seat, and push in and up and pull out, on them to release them from the brackets, installation is reverse. hope that this information has helped you.

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How to replace the headlight switch assembly on a 1997 dodge grand caravan

The best I can offer is for a 1996 caravan:

  1. Remove steering column cover.
  2. Remove over steering column bezel.
  3. Remove left end cover.
  4. Remove screw at left end of cluster bezel and headlamp switch.
  5. Remove screws holding cluster bezel to instrument panel from each side of steering column.
  6. Disconnect clip holding cluster bezel to instrument panel from above right vent louver.
  7. Separate cluster bezel from instrument panel.
Disconnect wire connectors from back of the bezel.

  1. Connect wire connectors into back of the bezel.
  2. Place cluster bezel in position on instrument panel. Use care not to place hands on louvers.
  3. Connect clips to hold cluster bezel to instrument panel. Use care not to add pressure on the A/C louvers to seat the cluster bezel clips.
  4. Install screws to hold cluster bezel to instrument panel on each side of steering column.
  5. Install screw at left end of cluster bezel and headlamp switch.
  6. Install left end cover.
  7. Install over steering column bezel.
  8. Install lower steering column cover.


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Have a 1956 Ford Fairlane - back-up lights don't work. Can't find the switch. Know where it is located ???

both manual&auto were on the back g/gearbox housing where the rear xtension fits,fairlane??? customline

Sep 19, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Solutions given are for NEWER transmissions. Mine is a 1955 Ford auto trans that will shift to 2 but will not shift to 3.

I had 2 1956 Fords. Your downshift rod could be stuck. It was attached to the carburetor linkage.

I had a Customline with a 312 Interceptor and a Crown Vic convertible with a 292.

Please comment on my info.

Mar 30, 2013 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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1956 ford customline 292t,b.special;my heater will not operate & no hot air out of vents. 1956 ford customline [292 thunderbird special engine]

usually this is air trapped in the system. Try leaving the cap loose on cold start and run engine until upper hose gets hot (ie thermostat opens). That should burp air. Then keep system full as it cools down. so it uscks coolant back in as it cools. Then, tighten cap.

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Replace dash light bulbs 1986 ford f150


Step by step:

1. remove the piece that goes directly on top of the steering column.. this is held by clips, no screws

2. remove the one screw that holds the dash piece that goes BELOW the steering column.. this can now drop down by pulling it - the rest is clips.

3. remove the 3 screws that are visible that hold the dash piece that goes ABOVE the instrument panel. that piece is NOT ready to be pulled off yet!!

4. begin to carefully pull that dash piece that goes ABOVE the instrument panel out until you can access a spot where the headlight switch is coming out with the panel - there will be a plastic piece that you need to push in that acts like a clip - then the headlight switch can be removed and you will see the final screw that holds the panel in place - remove that screw.

5. once you have removed the above, you can access the 4 screws that hold the instrument panel in place - remove them.

6. carefully pull the instrument panel out. if you want to completely remove the instrument panel for easier access to the lights, you will need to first remove the transmission indicator ( P N D 2 1).. this can be achieved by looking along each side of it for the clips, pushing them in and sliding the piece down off the instrument panel.

7. pull the instrument panel outwards until you can access the wire harnesses.. push the clip in and pull them out (there are 3 harnesses for the instrument panel).

8. the instrument panel can now be completely removed and you will need to flip it over to see the back of the panel. the small white plastic pieces are all labeled on the pc board - ford even throws in some extra free bulbs if you dont have 4x4 (they install the bulbs the indicate your 4x4 status even if it will leave the factory without 4x4!).. the larger black ones are for the backlighting for the gauges - these must all be turned counter-clockwise to remove and clockwise to put back in.. they can be tough to get out and pliers can aid in turning them to remove.

9. follow the instructions in reverse to reassemble.

Best regards

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How do i remove the factory radio in a 2008 ford f250

remove the instrument panel center panel. 4 screws hold the radio (audio control module) into place. note: if you are replacing the acm with a new ford unit it will need to be reprogrammed at a dealership due to the fact that it requires programmable module installation

Sep 08, 2010 | 2008 Ford F 250 Super Duty 4WD

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Need to remove dashboard 1992 ford aerostar

Check this procedure...
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Detach the wiring connector from the instrument panel, located in the engine compartment, by loosening the bolt and separating the connector halves.
  3. Remove the left and right windshield inside mouldings.
  4. Remove the defroster grille.
  5. Remove the glove compartment door finish panel.
  6. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover.
  7. Remove the four bolts attaching the steering column lower reinforcement. Remove the reinforcement.
  8. Remove the right and left cowl side panels.
  9. Remove the two nuts retaining the hood latch control handle and cable assembly to the left cowl side. Remove the control handle and cable assembly, then reinstall the nuts to hold the bracket and relay in place.
  10. Detach the wiring on the left cowl side panel and, if equipped, the vacuum hose harness connector. The number and location of the connectors may vary depending on optional equipment.
  11. Detach the brake light switch wiring connector. Detach the clutch pedal position switch on manual transmission equipped vehicles.
  12. Remove the steering column-to-extension shaft pinch bolt. Compress the extension shaft toward the engine, then separate from the column U-joint.
  13. Detach the transmission control selector indicator from the steering column.
  14. Disconnect the wiring from the windshield wiper intermittent control module and, if equipped, the wiring from the low oil level relay. Both are located to the right of the steering column.
  15. Disconnect the radio antenna lead-in cable at the right cowl side panel.
  16. Disconnect the heater temperature cable. If equipped, detach the vacuum hose harness connector.
  17. Remove the five screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl side top panel.
  18. Remove the one nut attaching the lower right side of the instrument panel to the cowl side panel.
  19. Remove the two rearward nuts, then loosen the two forward nuts located to the right of the steering column, attaching the instrument panel to the center mounting bracket.
The following removal steps require the help of an assistant.
  1. Support the instrument panel. Remove the three bolts and one nut attaching the instrument panel to the left cowl side panel.
  2. Carefully pull the instrument panel rearward, then disconnect any remaining wires or other components.
  3. Carefully remove the instrument panel through the left front door.
  4. If replacing the instrument panel, transfer all the components to the replacement instrument panel.


Jun 29, 2010 | 1992 Ford Aerostar Extended

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How to install shocks on 1956 ford sedan

They are real simple. The bottom fronts have mounting plates where the bolts go into the lower "A" leaf and the tops have a stem. On the rear its mounting bolts. There are lots of rubber bushings on them.

I had 2 1956 Fords myself, a Customline and a Crown Vic convertible. One had a 312 Interceptor engine and the other was a 292. Both had the Teapot carbs.

At one time you could get adjustable shocks or booster springs to fit around the rear shocks.

Sep 11, 2009 | Ford Five Hundred Cars & Trucks

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Remove car stereo from Ford Expedition 2006

Yes, the front panel needs to be removed but it takes 2 minutes. There are two screws holding the panel on, look above the instrument cluster. Once you remove those, gently pry the panel loose with a small flathead.. there are probably 8 plastic clips that hold it on.

Once the panel is loose, you'll need to disconnect all the plugs from the back, like the headlight switch, Info Center, and AC/Heater controls. You'll probably also need to lower the tilt wheel all the way down and place the shifter all the way down as well. You should be able to work the panel out then.

The radio is then held in place with 2 - 4 screws.

Mar 23, 2009 | 2006 Ford Expedition

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