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post #1 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Remove Part of the Dash

I need some help figuring out how to remove the part of the dash that has the outlet in it. It's the one with the garage door type opening located below the stereo. I just want to get that part out. Can anyone tell me how to do it? I don't want to break anything.

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Just an update with a picture. See attached. That is the panel that I am hoping to remove without taking the entire dash off.
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You just pull off that whole dash piece, it's held on by plastic clips. Only takes about a minute to take it off and unplug the 4wd switch, and adjustable pedal switches. Just pick a corner and start pulling, you won't break anything.

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I'm guessing just use a screw driver in there and start prying then... Sounds easy enough.

Thank you. I really didn't want to break it and I wasn't sure if it would come out or not.

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Actually are you talking about the entire dash panel or just that square section with the power plug?

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I'm talking about the whole dash section, the part where the plug is, isn't a seperate piece, it's all one piece. I wouldn't use a screwdriver, because you may crack the plastic. Start at a bottom corner where you can get a finger grip on it and start pulling

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Ahh okay. New screws or anything? I don't need to remove the stereo do I?

Thanks for your help. As you can see I'm a bit nervous about breaking something...

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There are no screws, if you have the stock radio, then yes, you will need to remove it. Ford has special tools that you can make from a wire hanger. There are 4 holes in the face of the radio, cut a piece of hanger about 10-12'' long for each side, make a loop and stick each "prong" in the holes, push forward as far as it will go easily, push the loops outward while holding them, slide the radio out.

Here's what the tools look like, if you haven't seen them before

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Awesome. Thank you for all your help. I will get it done tomorrow.

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My dash had two screws in the radio opening ( at the top) that kept the Dash plast ic piece in place. I needed to remove them before the dash would come out.

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