The Dash - 3rd Gen J-Bodies
- Take out both cover pieces at either end of the dash
(pop them out with a screwdriver). Also remove the one bolt for
each side. Placement shown by circles on pictures.
Unscrew the centre defroster vent on top of the dash, then pop it up with a screwdriver
and remove the two bolts underneath it.
Open the glove box and there will be 3 bolts
(black) shown in pictures with circles. Also there are two brass bolts be careful not
to drop them.
The dash top will now be loose and will be
able to be removed. Wiggle it loose above the gauge area because there are a few small clips
that hold it together.
Once the dash cover is off, you must remove
the 3 bolts that hold down the trim plate around the radio and gauges.
also clips all the way around it so (take your time because the trim plate
will break fairly
easily) just gently pry it loose with a small screwdriver. Pull the
trim plate back and
you will have access to the gauge cluster.
Unplug the two wiring harnesses that are
circled in figure #8. Take out the two bolts that hold the gauge cluster in. (see figure #9)
You will now have a self contained gauge
cluster that can be removed.
Remove the small bolts that hold the clear
cover on and then you will have access to the gauge overlays and trim piece.
Remove the right side overlay (side with DRL
light). Now put a piece of electrical tape on the back (covering where the DRL symbol is) so
the light will not get through. While I had
this apart I also covered my shift idiot light
on the left side.
Now just reverse the above steps to get the
dash back together. Good luck.
- 7mm Socket
- Electrical Tape (For Shift Light/DRL Light)