[V8] Dash Pad Removal for Ignition Switch Replacement

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Tue Sep 29 09:01:38 PDT 2009

For sure do not need to touch the steering colum.  That mechanic is ridiculous.

I think you are getting hung up on
the three (or was it 2) plastic guides.  They are a pain, and I don't 100%
remember how I did it... However, search the archives for posts by me someone answered it for me back in march.  Ill look too.    I think you just need more yanking force if its near free.

---- Original Message ----
From: "bw at UDel.Edu" <bw at UDel.Edu>
Date: 9/29/09 11:47 am
To: "V8 at audifans.com" <V8 at audifans.com>
Subj: [V8] Dash Pad Removal for Ignition Switch Replacement
Hi,   To get to the ignition switch I have taken out all the 5mm Allen bolts that hold 
the dash pad onto the aluminum frame, including the ones in the center vent and 
under the cluster lip. 
  The dash is free to move forward, but is hanging up under the pad about 1/3 over 
from the right side of the dash with a  metallic interference click. Has anyone had 
to overcome an obstacle sliding out the dash? Any hints here (where to place a bar 
etc) would ease the frustration of this job that is far from complete.
   My mechanic thinks he would have taken out the two bolt connection to the 
steering rack and pulled the steering column out and over into the left footwell. 
Has anyone had any experience in the repair of only the electrical ignition switch?  
Thanks,  Bob 
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