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Old 11-01-2002, 19:52   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I'd like to know the easiest way to remove and replace the dash in a EA. I know it's a hard job, but i'd like to hear how to do it from all you experienced people. Also, what kind of problems can be expected when removing the dash?

I have bought a second hand dash from a ED Falcon and I am going to try and put it in within this long weekend.

Any help is very much appreciated.

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Old 11-01-2002, 20:59   #2 (permalink)
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It's an easy job I just did one, start by taking the centre console out, 2 screws inside the console 2 under the gear shift panel and 1 either side down beside the seat.
Then remove the 2 kickpanels and there should be a bolt with a 10mm head either side going in horizontaly just at the bottom corner of the dash. 2 bolts bottom centre of dash where the air vent comes out, drop the hand brake down aswell as the steering column, unplug as many wires as you can its pretty much all of them under the right hand side of the dash, remove the glovebox and the inner panel that the glove box is attached to and unplug the wires behind that, remove the top panel near the wind screen its only got two allen keys holding it in and pull it back, there is an earth wire behind that and three screws.
The dash should come off now but there could still be some wires still hooked up so be gentle.

I hope you can understand all of that and good luck
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Thanks Cogo!

Any other pointers?

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DONT drop the steering column any lower than resting the steering wheel on the seat or youll wreck the lower steering column bush.

you may have to cut a black vacuum line which runs from the aircon assembly across to the drivers side and through the firewall to the vacuum reservior tank. i normally just cut it, and when re-fitting dash place a bit bigger sleeve over the vac hose to join it back up.

once you have the ea dash out, its best to transfer all the wiring looms over to the new dash from your ea dash. Otherwise when u go to plug it all back in, some plugs may not line up and car might not even start!!

Dont get the heater flap control cable stuck behind the dash when refitting it. At the back of the glovebox you should be able to see the cable, as well as the vacuum hose connector and wiring for heater fan and dont forget to plug back in the 6 pin plug there too, that controls your heater fan speeds.
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What happens if the lower steering colum bush get's knackered. I have read ur post too late.

I'm having heaps of problems with the original loom too, I don't what it is. I have tried the ED loom, clicking noises, I transferred EA loom in to ED, clicking noises. I am thinking that it's because some of the earthing points haven't been joined up properly.

Gawd, what is the lower steering column bush?

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did you connect the earth wires back up on top of the dash. Check all the conections you might of missed one and I dont know about the steeering column bush, my column doesnt go past the seat.
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