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Where could I get a nut for the allen screws that are on the center dash, which has a lighter color. When you remove that panel, you get access to the radio, etc. The nut goes at the top corners, it is gold metal in a u shape.

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The best thing to do is contacting PartsTrain.com or Auto Parts Warehouse , they are specialized in parts that are difficult to find, like the nut on the center dash.

The only alternative is going to a Toyota authorized car dealer.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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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.
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  • 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).

    tdisline_644.jpg

    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.
    tdisline_648.jpg

  • 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.
    tdisline_650.jpg
  • #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.
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    tdisline_652.jpg
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    tdisline_654.jpg

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  • 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.
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    tdisline_48.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).
    tdisline_49.jpg 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.
    tdisline_50.jpg
  • 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.
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    tdisline_51.jpg
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    tdisline_53.jpg
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    Remove the 2 8mm bolts on each end.
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  • Remove the instrument cluster.
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    tdisline_54.jpg
  • Legend:
    2. The airbag bracketes. The airbag sits on these, the dash will not come out with the bag bolted to these.
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    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.
    tdisline_55.jpg 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.
    tdisline_56.jpg
  • Remove the 2 16mm nuts on the driver's side, and try to slide the dash support forward. If I haven't forgotten anything here, it should be free to slide forward a bit. The upper dash vent is mounted to the aluminum frame, so you'll want to keep that in mind when you start yanking on the frame. Now you will realize that someone was VERY worried about this huge wiring harness running away, and saw fit to tie it to the aluminum frame every 6 inches or so. Have fun un-doing all of the cable ties. There seem to be 150 of them. Make a mental (or physical) note of it's orinetation around the steering column. This will come in handy when it comes time to put things back together. Once you get the dash support frame free from the wiring, you can take it out of the car completely. On to the HVAC box!!
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    tdisline_57.jpg

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  • ef92bf4.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).

  • d93ec2e.jpg


  • 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.

  • ed3512c.jpg

  • 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.

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  • #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 pic, the bolt head still has the electrical tape on it that I used to keep the bolt firmly stuck into my 8mm socket.)

  • 77757c2.jpg

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  • 4e4a9e0.jpg


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  • 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
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  • 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.

  • f989e4d.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.

    5b772e1.jpg

  • 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.

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  • Remove the 2 16mm nuts on the driver's side, and try to slide the dash support forward. If I haven't forgotten anything here, it should be free to slide forward a bit.
  • The upper dash vent is mounted to the aluminum frame, so you'll want to keep that in mind when you start yanking on the frame.
  • Now you will realize that someone was VERY worried about this huge wiring harness running away, and saw fit to tie it to the aluminum frame every 6 inches or so. Have fun un-doing all of the cable ties. There seem to be 150 of them. Make a mental (or physical) note of it's orinetation around the steering column. This will come in handy when it comes time to put things back together.
  • Once you get the dash support frame free from the wiring, you can take it out of the car completely.

    On to the HVAC box!!
  • With the aluminum dash frame out of the way, you can begin to get the HAVC box moved from it's spot.
  • If you have not already, remove the 2 ducts that route air to the rear seat footwells. These just slip out of place.
  • Remove all of the connectors in sight. Start to pull the HVAC box into the passenger side footwell. Careful to not pull any wores too tight. Basically you want to move it far enough that you can get the heater core out.

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    Oct 24, 2010 | 2000 Audi A4

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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/

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    1. stv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: THE BACKUP POWER SUPPLY ENERGY MUST BE DEPLETED BEFORE ANY AIR BAG COMPONENT SERVICE IS PERFORMED. TO DEPLETE THE BACKUP POWER SUPPLY ENERGY, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE AND WAIT 10 MINUTES.
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    1. Remove LH inner instrument panel lower cover (044L97) and disconnect the foot lamp electrical connector.
    1. Remove the two RH inner instrument panel lower cover screws and the plastic nut.
    1. Remove RH inner instrument panel lower cover (045G22) and disconnect the foot lamp electrical connector.
    1. Remove the plastic screw, two lower screws, two center bolts, two upper screws and the screw at the instrument panel bracket, then separate the glove compartment from the instrument panel (04320). Disconnect the glove compartment striker plate catch electrical connector.




    1. Remove the two instrument panel to passenger side air bag module bracket bolts.




    1. Remove the four passenger side air bag module nuts and the passenger side air bag.
    1. Remove the RH instrument panel screw.




    1. Remove the four C/D changer screws.




    1. Remove the C/D changer and disconnect the C/D changer electrical connector.
    1. Remove the instrument panel ash receptacle (04810).
    1. Remove the two upper center instrument panel finish panel screws and the two lower center instrument panel finish panel screws.




    1. Remove the center instrument panel finish panel and disconnect the cigar lighter socket and the cigar lighter illumination lamp electrical connectors.
    1. Remove the two instrument panel ash receptacle bracket screws and the instrument panel ash receptacle bracket. Disconnect the instrument panel ash receptacle lamp electrical connector.
    1. Carefully pry the center A/C register from the instrument panel.




    1. Remove the hose from the ambient temperature sensor and disconnect the ambient temperature sensor electrical connector (if equipped).
    1. stv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result. Refer to Module Service Procedures in Section 18-01 .
      Remove the four radio chassis bracket screws and pull the radio chassis (18806) and climate control assembly from the instrument panel.
    1. Disconnect the three radio chassis electrical connectors, the antenna lead, the three climate control electrical connectors and remove the radio chassis and climate control assembly.
    1. Remove the plastic screw, the two instrument panel steering column cover screws and the instrument panel steering column cover (04459).
    1. Remove the four LH instrument panel reinforcement bolts and the LH instrument panel reinforcement. Disconnect the diagnostic electrical connector.




    1. stv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result. Refer to Module Service Procedures in Section 18-01 .
      Remove the instrument cluster (10849). Refer to Section 13-01A (electronic cluster) or Section 13-01B (conventional cluster) for the removal procedure.
    1. Disconnect the seat belt warning chime electrical connector. Remove the two seat belt warning chime screws and the seat belt warning chime.
    1. Remove the four steering column nuts and lower the steering column assembly.
    1. Remove the two LH instrument panel screws.




    1. Remove the center instrument panel screw.




    1. Remove the LH inner duct screw and the LH inner duct.




    1. Disconnect the power outside rear view mirror control switch electrical connector.
    1. Pull off the upper portion of the LH inner door opening weatherstrip. Remove the windshield side garnish moulding (03598).




    1. Pull off the upper portion of the RH inner door opening weatherstrip. Remove the windshield side garnish moulding.
    1. Remove the instrument panel upper moulding (04268) and disconnect the sun sensor electrical connector (if equipped).
    1. Remove the light sensor amplifier from the top right side of the instrument panel and disconnect both light sensor amplifier upper and lower electrical connectors (if equipped).




    1. Remove the instrument panel center nut.




    1. Remove the two instrument panel upper bolts.
    1. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.

    May 20, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Villager

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    How do I change a flasher on a 2000 GMC Jummy?


    There are a row of Allen head and 9/16 nut screws on the bottom panel below the steering wheel and middle panel, remove those.
    Gently pull down lower panel, upper panel will pull out as well slightly. The hazardflasher (left) and turn signal (right) are just to the left of the lighter assembly. (Silver)Relays are difficult to pull out, if you gently use wide mouth pliers , rock them out. Replace and test, before reinstalling panel.

    Nov 14, 2009 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

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    How to remove dash for heater core removal


    1981-87 Models

    1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
    2. Discharge A/C system and disconnect refrigerant and heater lines from unit.
    3. Move shift levers away from dash.
    4. Remove right side cowl trim panel, if equipped.
    5. Remove 4 screws at base and remove glove box.
    6. Remove brace through glove box opening and remove ashtray.
    7. Remove right half of lower reinforcement (7 screws to instrument panel and 1 to cowl side of trim panel).
    8. Disconnect radio ground strap.
    9. Remove right upper air duct by removing mounting screw and pulling duct out through glove box opening.
    10. Remove instrument panel center brace and right instrument panel cluster pivot bolt.
    11. Remove instrument panel cluster, disconnect shift indicator cable and lower steering column.
    12. Remove steering column studs and radio.
    13. Remove scoop connecting heater to center distribution duct (2 screws).
    14. Remove center distribution duct by pulling bottom of dash out to gain clearance.
    15. Remove floor air distribution duct.
    16. Disconnect temperature control cable through glove box.
    17. Remove 7 retaining nuts from firewall and screw that retains assembly to cowl side sheet metal.
    18. Flex dash out and remove heater assembly.
    19. Remove nuts from door arms and remove door arms.
    20. Remove 7 screws to remove cover from housing.
    21. Remove evaporator core.
    22. Reverse procedure to install.

    Oct 17, 2009 | 1985 Dodge Ramcharger

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    Chrysler Neon 02 get access to cigarette lighter


    Yah, usually about 4 clips I believe, near the corners. Tried a quick pull eh? If you don't want to go through all of that, by a 12vdc test light if you don't have one already, and very carefully & steady (don't touch side & bottom at same time, you'll pop the fuse) touch probe at dead center of the socket, with other end attached to good ground, it will light up if power there. Or, take fuse out for lighter, and use a screwdriver or something to scrape & clean the contact at bottom center of the socket, and then replace fuse, & try socket to see if it's working.Sometimes it's just a dirty contact.

    Dec 19, 2008 | 2006 Chrysler Neon

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