I need to know how to disassembly the instrument panel of f-150 1997
Disconnect the Ford's negative battery cable. Turn the
truck's front wheels straight ahead and then lock the steering column.
Remove the A-pillars' trim by removing the screw covers and then
unscrewing the mounting fasteners.
Remove the center console if equipped by unfastening the nearby trim
panels, prying off the shifter trim panel, disconnecting the shifter
cable and unfastening the console. Remove the steering wheel, then
unfasten and remove the steering column covers, starting with the lower
the instrument cluster. Unscrew and pry off the knee bolster with the
aid of a flat-blade tool, then unscrew and remove the instrument cluster
bezel in a similar way. Disconnect the electrical connectors, remove
the cluster's mounting bolts and remove the cluster--you'll need to
disconnect the gear position indicator on an automatic transmission.
the glove box by opening the door, pressing on the sides of the
compartment bin together, pulling the door down and removing the
fasteners at the bottom. Remove the center brace cover, center bezel and
upper finish panel by removing their fasteners or prying them off their
the end caps to the panel with a trim stick or flat-bladed tool, then
detach the hood release by removing its screw. Pry off the scuff plates
and kick panels from the door frame. Pry up the defrost grilles with the
same flat tool.
the steering column shaft. Disconnect the electrical connectors from
the column's harness, detach the shift cable and transmission indicator
cable if you have automatic transmission, remove the pinch bolt from the
intermediate shaft coupler and separate the intermediate shaft from the
all remaining electrical connectors to the panel and unbolt all
fasteners for the panel around the top, left and right sides and the
ends along with the brackets at the center. Lift and pull the panel away
from the windshield with an assistant's help, disconnect all remaining
connectors and carry the panel out the driver's door.
Nov 07, 2010 |
1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab