How do I Remove My Dash?

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  1. f.bodybeast

    f.bodybeast Veteran Member

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    Next week, im gonna be replacing all my speakers. I need to get to the one in the dash, but dont kno how to go about removing the dash.... I also need to get in there to figure out why my dome light doesnt work, and just for my knowledge when I start redoin my interior. Any help on the order I should take the dash parts out?:bowtie:
     
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    It's been so long since I took it out, I forgot! :eek:

    But to completely remove it, you have to pull out the cluster and all of the screws along the bottom of the plastic trim. The last thing will be the trim clips on the pad to the metal dash.
     
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    A 79..... Does the car have A/C?

    You can get the front speaker out through the dash bezel but A/C ducts in front make it a little more challeging.
     
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    79 with a/c
     
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    you mean in the front where there are two vents next to eachother?! I just went outside tried to take the bezel out... all the screws came out but the left side wouldnt budge. I guess its stuck from the wiper and light controls. anyway. I looked in there.. and just like you said theres a big a/c duct starin back atcha. so....... how anybody know how to get the dash out so I can get to my speaker?
     
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    To get the dash out, you have to remove the bezel, light switch, wiper switch, radio, lighter and the heater controls first, then you will have to get the the duct work detached from it. There are bolts on both sides and in the middle underneath and two screws above where the bezel was. you also need to get the plastic part off the bottom of the drivers side so you can get it around the steering wheel. The only thing holding it now should be the dash clips where the dash meets the cowl. good luck
     
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    You don't need to remove the dash pad to replace the speaker.

    The A/C duct can be removed after you remove the bezel.
    The duct is held with a couple of small rivets, IIRC.
    Once I had the bezel and duct out of the way.... I found I had to pull the cluster to get the old speaker out and new one installed.

    I've done it this way on two Camaros with A/C (79 & 80).

    Note: This is for 79-81.
    I don't think removing the bezel will give you enough room for the 70-78 A/C models.
     
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    sooo ur sayin I need to break the rivets?!
     
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    I replaced my dash speaker by only removing the lower dash, then the A/C venting. You have to be pretty flexible and get your head and arms up under the dash while on your back, but it can be done. I almost got stuck but wiggled my way free. New speaker and dash still intact!

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