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 Post subject: ford au center dash removal- help?
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:34 pm 
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hey guys
just looking at taking out my dash to paint it black to suit the car and then reinstall it.
anyone know how to take out the whole dash? including the center console where the radio is etc,
is it much trouble?

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 Post subject: Re: ford au center dash removal- help?
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:30 pm 
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I havent done the full dash out job but judging by how hard the radio surround and cd player were to take off I imagine the whole dash would be a nighmare. Centre console is easy its only where it joins to the dash I think.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford au center dash removal- help?
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:11 pm 
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yeh thanks mate,
i thought the whole dash would be hard.
ive fiddled around with the middle part where the radio is but not much,
does that just click out?
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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:08 pm 
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I dont know, I gave up after 5 hours.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:21 pm 
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haha really.
thats intense.

thanks mate.
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 Post subject: Re: ford au center dash removal- help?
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:06 am 
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You need to remove the radio first (there are special tools you need, they are 2 U shaped prongs) and there are 3 screws from memory to take out.
Just make sure you have the radio code before you disconnect it.

When prising the centre dash cover away make sure you have a piece of rag behind the screwdriver to get it away from the dash, there are about 6 spring loaded clips.
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Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:06 pm 
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Hi Mate,

Above post is correct, but there are 4 screws. One screw either side of the deck and two behind the ash tray. Then unplud the cables goin to the clock (If your model has one) and unplug the cable going to the demister switch and then the dials. Turn the heater dial all the way to hot once its been unclipped and it will give you a bit more room to unplug the cables.

If you need advice on how to paint it let me know.

Hope this helps,

 

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