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post #1 of 13 Old 05-02-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Dash removal

Installing new stereo and speakers need to remove the dash to rewire speakers. Does anyone have a thread to do this? I've layer the windshield down installed the new stereo and some bolts under the windshield. Is there a way to just pull the dash down a little bit to rewire or do I have to take the whole thing off and do I have to unscrew all the dash components to pull it out. It seems like it is holding on by one mystery bolt somewhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-02-2013, 09:35 PM
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What's holding by one bolt?
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-02-2013, 11:00 PM
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If you have it that far apart and it is still hanging on there must be at least one bolt still holding the dash cover on. You can leave a certain amount of things installed but it won't move far because of the wire harnesses. Hope you find it soon.

If you need some new dashboard screws I got mine from fastenall on line I have the part number they are M4.2-1.41x20mm black oxide. 100 each part number on the box is 12060 sub number is (11501884).

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Off or can I pull the whole dash off a little bit access the speaker wire. If any body has a thread. I looked but couldn't really find a good description. Thanks guys.

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-03-2013, 12:00 AM
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I think you have to remove the guage plastic there and drop the steering wheel. It gives you just enough room to get behind the dash and replace the speakers. Use speaker connector adapters. It will make it plug and play. I had to use washers to keep my speakers from being squished against the dash after installation.
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-03-2013, 12:02 AM
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I think you have to drop the ac assembly as well. Just the mount screws.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-03-2013, 12:03 AM
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-03-2013, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I think I know what I need to do. I am going to work on it tomorrow night so I'm sure ill be back with questions I've done it before but can't remember how we did it. Thanks for the link that helped.

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-03-2013, 08:08 AM
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Just my opinion but I'd pull everything (pads, covers, gauges, etc.) and then pull the dash frame as well. It should only take you about 30 mins to do so. You will have to drop the AC unit on the bottom of the dash as well as remove the steering wheel.

That way you can check for rust on the firewall and on the dash frame which is all too common.

While you have the frame off drill out mounting holes for the front speakers. Give the frame/firewall a few shots of paint if needed to prevent rust, reinstall and you'll be good for a looooong time before needing to do it again.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-04-2013, 07:22 AM
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Just my opinion but I'd pull everything (pads, covers, gauges, etc.) and then pull the dash frame as well. It should only take you about 30 mins to do so. You will have to drop the AC unit on the bottom of the dash as well as remove the steering wheel.

That way you can check for rust on the firewall and on the dash frame which is all too common.

While you have the frame off drill out mounting holes for the front speakers. Give the frame/firewall a few shots of paint if needed to prevent rust, reinstall and you'll be good for a looooong time before needing to do it again.
LOL! I think this is what happened to me. Just a couple more fasteners to remove and the seats come out, and then the fenders and....., well, look what happened.
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post #11 of 13 Old 05-04-2013, 09:05 AM
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Mine started wirh cowl seal then I broke one the bolts that goes from windshield to dash then I had pull dash loose to get bolt out and repair. Then figures since its loose pull the steering wheel and replace with one that's been in the garage for months. Then while the wheels pulled and the dash is pulled might as well replace the wiring harness that I've had in the garage for even longer.

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Mine started wirh cowl seal then I broke one the bolts that goes from windshield to dash then I had pull dash loose to get bolt out and repair. Then figures since its loose pull the steering wheel and replace with one that's been in the garage for months. Then while the wheels pulled and the dash is pulled might as well replace the wiring harness that I've had in the garage for even longer.
It's always something, isn't it?! Never ends...
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-04-2013, 09:36 AM
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Really hoping the 95 barness plays nice with my 93 jeep. I've read some issues with supposedly compatible harnesses

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