Question about 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Open Question

How to remove center dash cover - 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Posted by on


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

2004 Acura MDX... The air that comes out of center console is not working, what should I checl for?

Most likely cause is blower transistor under drivers side of center console cover u have to remove side cover it has a1 electrical connector and it twist to remove

Jun 08, 2014 | 2004 Acura MDX

1 Answer

How to remove center of dash in 2004 touareg

No need to remove dash, it's accessible from underneath. Its your door control motors for your a/c. there are 3 of them total

May 23, 2014 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Need help removing center consol to get to radio and heater controls

Its not as complicated as it looks.first of all the front and only part of the center console you need to move simply pops out with two snap in connections at the top and to mounting screws in the back lower bottom...keep in mind moving this part of center console is only for the removal and installation of heater unit...Now for the radio is also quite simple.once you have the heater unit consolek removed,the dash component and vent cover needs to be removed.If you open both car doors @ look
on both sides of your dashboards,theres two covers.remove them..on passenger is a mounting screw for the dash cover.once removed,cover has several snap in connections that will detach it from careful when doig you will see full radio and its mounting bolts...there u have it..hope it helps...

Oct 09, 2012 | 1999 Buick Regal

1 Answer

Hi. i am trying to find blueprint for change the radiator heating on Audi A4 1995 Thank you.

How to install a heating core in a 1996 Audi A4
You'll know it's time to change your heater core when your heat starts smelling like coolant, and the interior windows fog up and even the AC won't prevent it. The good news is, there are only 2 screws that hold the heater core into the HVAC box!! The bad news is, it's going to take you about 4 hours to get to those 2 screws. This writeup is how I did this job, it's not intended to be an exact step by step how to. This job is not for the faint of heart, or small of toolbox.
  • The first step is to take your car to a shop, to have them purge the AC refrigerant. This is REQUIRED, as you have to open the lines into the AC condensor to make this change.
  • Next, move your car to where you are going to be working on it. You will need access to all 4 doors, with plenty of room on either side of the car for parts storage. Try to have the front wheels point streight ahead.
  • Slide the power seats all the way back, and down.
  • Disconnect the battery.
  • Loosen the spring clamps on the heater core hoses, and slide the hoses off of the heater core lines (DO NOT do this with the coolant hot. Let the car sit and cool off fully before starting):
  • tdisline_649.jpg

    Remove the cover for the pollen filter, and loosen the allen bolt that secures the AC refrigerant lines. Even though you had the refrigerant purged, it may still hiss a little. (at least mine did).


    Empty the glove box, center armrest bin, back seat area, etc.

    Remove the driver's side knee guard. There are 2 8mm bolts in the fuse panel area, one behind each of the snap in covers, and one down below.

  • Remove the glove box. With the glove box open, squeeze the sides inward, so they clear the stops. Let it drop down to the floor. Remove the 4 bolts that hold it in. 2 are easy, and obvious, they are on the outside edge, you'll see them when you get the cover off the end of the dash.. The 3rd and 4th one are not.
  • The 3rd bolt is near the plunger switch for the glovebox light.
  • #4 is entirely harder to find.. If you could stick your head into the glovebox cavity, you'd be able to see it. In this picture, the bolt head still has the electrical tape on it that I used to keep the bolt firmly stuck into my 8mm socket.
    tdisline_651.jpg Now, on to the center console. On the B5, to remove the center console, you start in the back seats.
  • Pull the ash tray out. There are 2 13mm nuts, remove those. You do NOT need to remove the one 13mm lock nut, that one holds the hand brake frame.
  • Under the armrest, there is that little port for the build in phone, pop that out, and look under it. There is another 13mm nut to remove.
  • Pop the trim covers off using a very small, clean screwdriver. Remove the 8mm bolts from each side.
  • Under the hand brake handle is a very small locking tab. You'll need your smal screwdriver again.. just carefully pry it down. What this does is lock the handle to the trim and the lever. Pull the handle and trim off of the lever.
  • With the handle up as far as you can get it, you should be able to slide the rear part of the center console out over the hand brake handle. Next, remove your shifter knob. Remove Radio head unit. Make sure you have your code handy. Unbolt the center stack trim plate. Unbolt the center stack trim from the carrier unit, which houses the HVAC head, the dash switches etc. On the driver's side of the center stack, down by the driver's foot, there is a cover for a nut, remove the nut. You might have removed it earlier, when you dropped the knee bolster.
    On to the dash: Remove the 2 8mm bolts on each end. On the passenger side, remove the airbag module and the 3 brackets you will see under the airbag. One bracket is the one the aribag module attaches to, the other 2 are the L brackets, they hold the air bag to the dash frame. Remove the 8mm bolts on either side of the center stack, they attach the bracket to the frame behind the center stack. Under the center vent area, that same bracket is attached to the dash cover by 3 8mm bolts. On the driver's side, remove the steering wheel, steering column trim. Remove the upper cover for the instrument cluster screws. remove the lower trim for the column pass through. The top screws are accessed from the front, stick your torx driver through the hole along side the column. Remove the instrument cluster. Under the steering column, there are 4 allen head bolts, which hold the column up to the aluminum dash support. Careful here, the column will be free to fall on your head at this point. You can carefully set the steering column on the floor, after you have removed the vacuum line for the cruise control from the brake pedal. While you are at the brake pedal, remove the allen bolt that holds the top of the hinge to the dash support. (I've not done this on a 5 speed car, but I suspect that the clutch will have a similar setup). The pedals will stay where they are, but you need to free the top of the assys. from the dash frame. Time to move the center stack stuff. You've unbolted the center stack and removed the trim already. Now, you need to take the electronics, and pull them out, and move the whole deal off to the side. If you look in at the HVAC box, under the area where the center dash vents are, you'll see a duct running from the HVAC up to the dash. There is a single 8mm nut holding this duct to the HVAC box, and a small harness connector. On top of the dash, there is the sunlight sensor. The trim pice comes right off of it, it's a small piece. There is a phillips screw that holds this sensor to the center vent. Remove the screw, lift the sensor up, and unplug the harness connector. (Once you get the dash off, tape a long zip tie to the connector, it will help you fish it through when you put the dash back together.)
    Give it a try... Try to pull the dash cover forward and up. The only thing that holds the windshield side of the dash down are 2 clips. The dash SHOULD come right out now, and you should now be seeing the aluminum frame, the HVAC box, and a ridiculous amount of wiring.
    tdisline_653.jpg Legend:
    2. The airbag bracketes. The airbag sits on these, the dash will not come out with the bag bolted to these.
    3. This is where the dash skin bolts to the frame. Not pictured is the center piece, at spot 3a.
    4. The airbag module for the seats. Unbolt it from it's perch.
    5. Remove these brackets. They hold the HVAC box in place in the center of the car. It's held in place on the far right side by the aluminum bracket. It's difficult to see in the below image, but behind the far impact absorber (in the red circle), there is a 3 angle bracket, which is held on by that impact absorber, and also bolts to the aluminum cross member, and the HVAC box.. Remove this bracket.

    Since you are already on the passenger side, remove the 16mm nut which holds the dash support to the frame of the car. Back on the driver's side, remove the nuts that hold the realy panel etc. to the aluminum. frame. also, there are 2 phillips screws that hold the rest of the electrical bits to the long thin aluminum. arms, way under, by the firewall. On my car, they were broken somehow. it's a good idea to check first, before you yank the aluminum dash support out. Also, remove the 2 bolts, and pop the fuse panel out of the dash support.

    Jun 13, 2011 | 1996 Audi A4

    1 Answer

    How to remove dashboard

    1-Remove the vent/radio housing.
    2-Remove the cover panels on either side of the dash that get cover when the door is closed.
    3-Remove the panel under the steering wheel.
    4- Remove glove box to open space inside of dash.
    5-Remove four bolts and connector holding passenger side airbag and remove carefully.
    6-Remove cover plate over shifter.
    7-Remove the center console.(2 bolts under armrest and 4 screws-2 on either side of the console)
    8-Disconnect the wiring harnesses on either side of dash.(White and black connectors. 2 on driver 1 on passenger.
    9-Remove the four bolts holding the center of the dash to the floor.
    10- remove two bolts on drivers side dash where cover was and same on passenger side.
    11- Unbolt the steering column ( 2 bolts under the wheel) and let it rest on floor.
    12- The entire dash will remove from the car as 1 piece and each component can be taken out from there.

    It isn't worth it to fish for the bolts from the inside. Take the support bar out and work on it outside the car. much faster.

    It seems confusing, but easy if you take your time

    Aug 04, 2010 | 2003 Kia Spectra

    2 Answers

    How do I remove the fan switch to replace it on the dash under the radio?

    Have your radio code before you pull it out with the right radio tool. This pull would involve removing this parts.
    1. Glove compartment
    2. Driver side panel
    3. Center top dash board
    4. Defrost switch carrier
    5. Radio unit
    6. Center lower half of dash
    So I'd suggest go to your local public library and look for your car manual. It would be either Chiltons or Clymers manual, it's not as precise a Bentley VW Official factory repair manual. Yes it really involves taking all those parts out just to get to the rotary switch.

    Apr 20, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

    1 Answer

    How do you take off the speaker on the dashboard in a 2000 eclipse

    Remove the two hidden philips screws in the center front cover, below the ac control head.

    Gently pull the center front cover off the ac/radio/vents. There are metal push-clips holding the top corners in... be cautious as the dash board can crack from fatigue when removing this part.

    Remove the center hood and multi-display.

    You now have access to removed the speaker.

    Aug 28, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

    3 Answers

    Replacment of heater core on 01 chevy S-10

    Have replaced my heater core in my 2001 regular cab 4wd in december 2009. Had to pull the complete dash including the complete metal dash behind the dash that you see. Also had to remove the right passenger side inner fender well to acess the remaining two bolts that hold the heater core cover to the firewall. Its an insane job to do but the repair shop books call for 9 1/2 hrs to do the job. I'm not an expert but this is what it takes.

    Mar 01, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet S-10

    2 Answers

    Whow to remove center trim panel on dash board for 99 vw beetle

    on the dash top the center section is removed by holding tightly from the sides and slide it toward the windshield until it unlatches. if you mean the one around the radio , it is most of the dash face and has 2 screws at top of instrument cluster and 2 more hiding at the bottom under the the a/c controls way back just above the very front of center counsel.

    Feb 28, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

    1 Answer

    Grand Caravan A/C filter on a 2004 3.3L

    most likelly will be behind the center of the dash in the lower part of it remove the plastic cover ant lower center of dash and should be a little plastic cover to remove filter
    and thank for include engine size with question that make it easer to answer. good luck

    Jun 10, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Caravan

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Cars & Trucks Logo

    Related Topics:

    26 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Chevrolet Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    76649 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22219 Answers

    Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte

    Level 3 Expert

    8518 Answers

    Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides