View Full Version : Help with removing the dash & heater core

08-29-2004, 11:56 PM
Ok heres whats going on, i'm doing the heater core in a 93 T-bird, i have almost everything out, the whole center console, the instrument cluster, glove box..all that stuff..i dont know how to take off the the piece of trim that goes over the instrument cluster...it goes into the radio box..that piece, i took the radio out, i took all the screws out and it just doesnt wanna come off..something by the radio is holding it..but i dont know..so i figured that could stay on while i take off the dash anyway..so I took off the screws along the top of the dash, the screws by the ashtray, and both screws by the doors...the dash is loose but it wont come off..and its driving me crazy what am i missing here...thanks for any help...and also is there a website that can give me a guide to doing the heater core?

08-30-2004, 12:20 AM
u see there was this website, chiltonlibrary.com but they are taking there sweet time bringing it back online, damn them, damn them all to hell...

08-30-2004, 12:49 AM
There is a hidden secret bolt (or nut, I can't recall) on the driver's side somewhere below the light switch. Total of 3 fasteners on the drivers side.

Oh, and if that's not what you were talking about, there are clips which hold the face of the radio part (the nice finished trim) onto the dash frame in a hard tan plastic piece.. You pry them outwards after taking the small bolts out.

Just in case I still don't understand your question, the 1" wide trim piece which goes on the top of the dash on the driver's side has 4 clips which hold it onto the dash. You pry it up gently with something with a wide blade.

Oh, and you do know about the radiao antenna cable, right? You have to unbolt and pull the fender shield out a bit, reach in and blindly unhook the cable from the antenna in 2 spots, then push the whole cable assembly back in the floorboard. And on the driver side engine compartment, you take the wire harness cover off, unbolt it, and unplug it and push the firewall connector housing back into the inside. Lets see, and don't forget about the thin vaccuum line on the pass side.

If thats not enough to think about, let me know.

08-30-2004, 07:36 AM
thanks man..anything else i should know?

08-30-2004, 12:06 PM