View Full Version : Removing dash board

06-02-2013, 05:37 AM
Has anyone done this. I had someone paint my dash board black and they did a shit job of it so I want to reupholster it. Ive have alot of practice with upholstery so no problem here. the only thing is trying to get the A/C vents off. the ones on the top side of the dash are screwed in from underneeth.

anyone supply me with pictures or know how to do it. I attempted to remove it once and got every bolt except the ac vents .

I will be doing a full interior job with black vinyl. Origonally everything was sprayed in satin black spray paint its ok but I think vinyl would look more professional.

06-02-2013, 03:00 PM
I've done it...don't really have pics or a step by step. Basically it was a pain and you just have to be very careful that you have all the bolts out before pulling, or risk breaking something off.

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06-02-2013, 11:05 PM
I've also accomplished this job, twice. But I also can't quite recall exactly how it went or have step-by-steps. Which AC vents are you having issues with?

06-06-2013, 12:12 PM
I atempted to get the AC vent on the passenger side off. and as for the top vents im pretty sure they are screwed into the AC piping.

06-06-2013, 01:32 PM
I've never had an issue with the vents preventing the dash removal, the piping and vents mate up with a foam seal. I'll take a pic of what I mean as soon as I'm up near my AT again and the underside of the dash.

06-08-2013, 01:47 PM
Also has anyone atempted to reupholster dash boards door panels?
Thats what I want to doo. I pinted the panels. and i think would look more professional upholsterd.

06-09-2013, 12:04 AM
The "top" vents [defrosters, by the windshield] don't [and won't] come out until you remove the dash from the car.
The 2 side defrosting vents aimed at the windows need to come out, and are just held in by plastic nubs on the vents. Pry them out. GENTLY.
There's also a bolt/nut hiding behind the cluster that's in deep.

06-14-2013, 08:21 AM
for the vents no top near the window. just get a flat head screw driver and they should pop out?

06-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Pretty much, once the dash is off you can get at the tabs from the bottom which can make it easier.