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anybody know how to take out the dashboard? does the center
console need to come out first? I realize there are some bolts
up under there ... anyone who has done it have any suggestions?
i.e. remove seats first, then dashboard? etc.

and the front seats? are the securing bolts under the seats or
under the car?

also the drivers side lumbar support seems to
be stuck all the way out, the switch does nothing. I imagine
there is a motor inside the seat ... the stealership said the motor
(or whatever) is no longer available. rats.
could it be rebuilt? any suggestions?
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I've removed the entire front piece. It's an immense task.

Here are the step by steps from the "heater core removal" document.



Heater Core Step-by-Step Removal

Remove Center Dash Cover
1. Remove screw on side, below back driver's corner of center console.
2. Remove ashtray.
3. Remove 4 screws behind ashtray.
4. Pull up on back (behind shifter) of center console to unsnap.
5. Continue pulling to unsnap three spots around heater control area.
6. Undo connectors.
7. Remove console cover.

Remove Heater Control
1. Remove 3 screws on heater control.
2. Undo connectors.
3. Remove heater control.

Remove Stereo
1. Ensure to remove 4 screws at corners of stereo opening.
2. Remove your stereo.

Remove Center Console
1. Remove screw on bottom of armrest pocket, near front.
2. Remove carpet in bottom of center pocket between shifter and lumbar/mirror switches.
3. Remove screw at bottom of center pocket.
4. Remove 2 screws on sides of the center console near the back.
5. Remove 2 screws on front, top of console in front of shifter.
6. Undo connectors.
7. Remove center console.
8. Undo connector going to handbrake.
9. Undo 10mm ground bolt underneath the carpet strip running behind the shifter.
10. Route wires out from under carpet strip. Ensure they are loose from any bindings.

Remove/Loosen Shifter
1. Manual: Remove 4 10mm bolts/screws holding rubber boot.
2. Remove boot.
3. Untuck rubber seal from around shifter base.
4. Remove 4 10mm bolts/screws around shifter base.
5. Remove shifter
1. Automatic: Remove 4 10mm bolts.
2. Undo connectors.
3. Slide/Tilt the shifter as far back as possible.

Remove Driver's Underdash Cover
1. Remove 3 screws at bottom left and right side corners.
2. Remove screw underneath left switch cluster (cruise, driver's lights, etc).
3. Remove 2 screws under the hood latch release.
4. Pull hood latch release through the cover.
5. Unhook floor light.
6. Push down on back to undo the spring clamp around the steering column.
7. Remove cover.

Remover Left Switch Cluster
1. Pull out to unsnap cluster.
2. Undo connectors.
3. Remove cluster.

Remove Gauge Cluster
1. Remove 2 screws at bottom corners of cluster cover.
2. Remove 5 screws spaced across front underside of cover.
3. Remove cover.
4. Remove 3 screws across top of cluster.
5. Undo connectors.
6. Remove cluster.

Remove Driver's Kick Panel
1. Remove 4 screws along strip.
2. Remove strip.
3. Remove 2 screws on dead pedal.
4. Remove dead pedal.
5. Remove 10mm nut at front of kick panel.
6. Remove kick panel.

Remove Driver's Underdash Duct
1. Pull down to remove duct.

Lower Steering Column
1. Remove 2 17mm nuts at either side of steering column (notice ground loop on right side one).

Remove Glove Box and Covers
1. Remove 3 screws along front of passenger's underdash cover.
2. Remove underdash cover.
3. Remove 2 hinge screws at botton of glove box.
4. Unlatch glove box.
5. Remove glove box.
6. Remove 2 screws at top corners of glove box undercover.
7. Remove 2 screws at glove box latch.
8. Remove latch.
9. Loosen plastic hold down screw in center back of undercover.
10. Remove glove box undercover.

Remove Passenger's Kick Panel
1. Remove 4 screws along strip.
2. Remove strip.
3. Remove 10mm nut at front of kick panel.
4. Remove kick panel.

Remove ECU
1. Remove 2 screws.
2. Undo connectors.
3. Remove computer.

Remove Anti-Slip Computer (to right of ECU, if equipped)
1. Remove 2 screws.
2. Undo connectors.
3. Remove computer.

Remove Dash Pad
1. Remove 10mm bolt/screw at bottom left corner of dash pad.
2. Undo big, green, rectangular connector by driver's fuse block.
3. Undo medium, blue, rectangular connector by driver's fuse block.
4. Undo medium, white, rectangular connector by driver's fuse block.
5. Undo big, square connector that attaches to driver's fuse block.
6. Unclip the speedometer cable connector.
7. Move speedometer cable connector out of hole.
8. Remove 2 10mm nuts on either side of speedometer cable connector.
9. Remove 10mm nut deep inside dash directly above the right nut in step 5.
10. Remove 10mm nut deep inside dash above and to the left of left nut in step 5.
11. Undo big, square, white connector to right of nut in step 7.
12. Remove 2 screws around heater control area.
13. Remove 10mm bolt/screw at bottom right of dash pad.
14. Remove 10mm nut above area ECU area.
15. Undo small connector to interior temp sensor above ECU area.
16. Undo medium, yellow, rectangular connector by where the wiring harness runs through the firewall.
17. Pull out on the dash pad about 2-3 inches.
18. Remove dash pad by tilting up and over the steering wheel and shifter.
 

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thanks a million, Jeeves! that is the most detailed "how to" I have
ever seen.
:eek:

I better clear my calendar for about a month on this one huh?!?

Jeeves, you're the man.

:bowdown: :kingme: :banana:
 

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The whole Heater Core took me the better part of a day. I'd rather do a head gasket/engine pull/swap than replace that heater core again.

As for the seats. There should be a 2 front and 2 rear bolts (one F/R per rail) and it should come out. I've only taken out the passenger before, and that's the way it was. You have to finagle the belt assembly but it's nothing noteworthy.
 
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