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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:05 pm 
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due to an engine bay fire I have to replace some wiring (small loom going to CC, brake, o2, PS switch and wiper motor).....it is damn near impossible to get near any of the wiring up under the drivers side of the dash....

I thought if i partially remove the dash it would be a lot easier to get at it all...

is there some main bolts holding the entire unit in place?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:08 pm 
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remove all of the s/wheel, cluster, stereo etc - there are 5 bolts under the top section of the dash, one each under the 2 kick panels, and 2 behind where the stereo sits. remove the lower 2 nuts from the steering column, and the dash will 'lift' off as such - then you need to undo all the plugs

easy! :P

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:11 pm 
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ugly you forget the ones near the windscreen

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:21 pm 
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The Climate Control doco gives a good breakdown of how to do it. There is a separate bolt that attaches the earth lead near the windscreen - don't forget it as it makes a good bungee cord otherwise . . :P

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:22 pm 
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there are 5 bolts under the top section of the dash

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:58 pm 
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Engine bay fire hey!! I was up against this just over 12 months ago in my EB Ghia. Took the opportunity to also do a V8 conversion ;)

Post up some progress pics if you get a chance. If you do a search for 'Firey Fairmont' there should be a rundown of what I went though, with pics and all.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:31 am 
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its the 2nd time its happend.....I thought it was caused by a leaking brake master cyl dripping down onto the cat converter......but its happend again and now im a little scared to fix it...

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:01 am 
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Buy a gregories...

Its very easy to do, should take no longer than 20 minutes...
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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:47 pm 
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You do NOT need to remove the entire stereo and fascia surrounding it or the cluster. I have had my dash out at arm79's about three times...soon there will be a forth. And it takes about 30 mins and you will need two people too lift the dash of the supporting tabs near each door.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:14 am 
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First time it's hard and will take ages. after that, it becoems a quick and easy job. Even did it by myself once - but I'd prefer a secnd set of hands for help - it's heavy.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:07 pm 
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yeah its not too bad
can be a bit of a bastard
i did it today by myself to fix my manual pedal box!

took a couple of pics ill throw up later

 

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