How to Remove the Dash From a Pontiac

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Things You'll Need

  • Crescent wrench

  • Screwdriver

  • Masking tape

  • Black marker

Removing the dashboard is a challenging procedure for a DIY auto mechanic.

Removing the dashboard of your Pontiac is essential if you need to make a lot of repairs to both the engine and the interior of the car's electronics. The dash is a very expensive piece and can cost a fortune to replace. This is why if you are attempting any type of repairs that require you to remove the dash, you must remove it properly to avoid having to replace it. This procedure can be challenging but in the long run can save you a lot of money.

Step 1

Disconnect your Pontiac's battery. Open the hood and remove the negative battery cable from the battery with a crescent wrench.

Step 2

Open the glove box and use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding it in place. Pull the glove box out of the dashboard assembly. Remove the screws that hold the lower dashboard panel in place. Remove the panel.

Step 3

Pull off the faceplate from your Pontiac's radio. Remove the radio bracket with the screwdriver. Unplug the electrical components that connect the stereo to the vehicle. Pull out the radio.

Step 4

Remove the screws holding the top panel of the dashboard in place. Pull the dash panel forward to gain access to the electronics on the other side of the panel.

Step 5

Slide up underneath the dash and unplug all of the electrical wiring. After the wiring has been disconnected, pull out the dashboard.

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