How to Remove the Dash in an Oldsmobile Aurora

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The Oldsmobile Aurora is a four-door luxury sports car manufactured from 1994 to 2003. You may need to access electrical components under the dashboard. Sometimes a dashboard will become cracked or faded due to age and sunlight. The dash on an Oldsmobile Aurora comes apart in several pieces. Some of the pieces snap off with the use of a trim removal tool. The whole job should take you no longer than an hour to complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Socket wrench set
  • Trim removal tool
  • Screwdriver set
  • Remove the negative battery cable with a socket wrench.

  • Open the fuse panel cover on the driver's side dash and find the SRS airbag fuse on the diagram. Remove the SRS fuse with the fuse puller found inside the fuse panel.

  • Remove the screws from the instrument cluster bezel using a Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the bezel using a trim removal tool. Unplug the wires behind it and pull the bezel out of the dash.

  • Release the push pins on the knee bolster on the driver's side using a tiny screwdriver. Remove the bolster and push pins from the dash.

  • Pry off the dashboard's center bezel using a trim removal tool. Unplug the electrical connectors behind it.

  • Open the door of the glove box and push in the two tabs on the side of the box. Remove the glove box from the dash.

  • Remove the lower panels on the passenger's side of the dash using the trim removal tool. Pull the panels out of their clips and move them out of the vehicle.

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References

  • "2003 Oldsmobile Aurora Service Repair Shop Manual Set (2 volume set.)"; Oldsmobile; 2003
  • Photo Credit detail: glowing dashboard image by davidcrehner from Fotolia.com
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