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Old 12-15-2018, 01:31 PM
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Default Has anyone written a step by step of taking a '93 dash pad out?

I've been searching the forum for a step by step on this, the FSM talks about removing the centre console first, is there another way? My problem is a very annoying buzz/rattle in the RH side of the dash, you can tap of the dash pad and replicate it so now need to figure out how to get in there! Maybe pull the "glovebox" and fuse panel first to see if I can locate it this way?
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Just replaced my 90’ dash with a 91’. It’s really pretty simple. In the center console only trimplate has to be removed as does the trim plate for the radio and DIC area. Without removing those two you’ll never get to some of the screws that hold the dash. Then remove the vents and the glovebox (assuming you have a glovebox). Next remove the dash side trim panels, remove all the screws around the fuse box. Then remove the lower carpet panel on the driver side and unscrew (do not remove) the carpet panel on the pass side. Remove the vent cover in the top center of the dash where the sun sensor sits. There are two screws under that vent panel that hold the dash. Remove them. Now if you look across the leading edge of the dash where the vents were you’ll see (i think) 5 screws that hold the dash pad. Remove those. Once all the screws are out the dash pad pulls straight out towards you, do not tilt or pull it up. There are 4 clips attached to the pad at the leading edge of the pad where it meets the windshield that clip into the vehicle frame. That’s it it should just pull out towards you. Assembly is the reverse. Not sure when the passenger air bag went in but it’s my understanding that it is not attached to the dash pad, not 100% on that. Here’s how mine turned out.
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Is it possible to get access to the mountings under the glovebox? That is where the rattle is, would prefer not to pull the whole dash if possible!






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The trim panel under the glove box can be removed separately. The only place the dash mounts to the dash frame in that area is behind the vent in front of the passenger. Sounds like you might be better off going in from underneath. Here’s a shot of what you see with the dash removed. Most of the stuff that could cause noise is accessed from underneath any way.
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Will removal of the dash pad make a heater core removal easier?
My days of laying on back reaching up doing that type of work are over. I know heater cores are able to be done without dashpad removal.
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Originally Posted by skyhawk50 View Post
Will removal of the dash pad make a heater core removal easier?
My days of laying on back reaching up doing that type of work are over. I know heater cores are able to be done without dashpad removal.
Let me start by saying I have never R&Ríd a heater core. Based on what I know about the car I canít imagine doing it without removing the dash pad. Like you I am aware it has been done. But frankly the dash pad R&R is so simple why make it any more difficult that it has to be.
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Let me start by saying I have never R&R’d a heater core. Based on what I know about the car I can’t imagine doing it without removing the dash pad. Like you I am aware it has been done. But frankly the dash pad R&R is so simple why make it any more difficult that it has to be.
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Yeah Dash pad removal on my 1990 I can do in maybe 15 minutes now.. pretty easy

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If needed I can post up the pdf version of the heater core change for a 92, which is virtually identical to a 93, when I get home.

I've posted it before in another thread as well.

Flipping through the FSM is a pain on this job, so I typed each stepped and referenced where the pic was to make a simpler list of steps.
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Originally Posted by belairbrian View Post
If needed I can post up the pdf version of the heater core change for a 92, which is virtually identical to a 93, when I get home.

I've posted it before in another thread as well.

Flipping through the FSM is a pain on this job, so I typed each stepped and referenced where the pic was to make a simpler list of steps.
I would greatly appreciate the PDF. !
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Sorry I didn't get this posted last night. My son called and we were on the phone for 3 hours. He has his first job fair tomorrow and needed to talk over stuff.

Anyway here it is. If anyone sees where I could add other information let me know.
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will this help?
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