Dash pad removal HVAC blower motor removal

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Wed May 18 21:07:55 EDT 2005

Excellent write up Wiki'ed and now in the Audifans knowledge base. -Scott by 

> Yes, as I recall.  The dash top sits on the dashboard casting 
> except over the instrument cluster.  The top must be lifted 
> to access the motor,  which is a few inches under the grille 
> in the top of the dash.  There is a hose under the grille that 
> reaches to a nipple on the motor.  I think.  
> It's easy to remove the cluster and see for yourself.  
> There is a trick to removing the dash top.  There is a screw 
> whose head is in one of the square holes in the center of the 
> defrosting grate at the front of the dash top, adjacent to the 
> windshield.  Access to its allen socket is partially blocked 
> by a plastic rod that helps hold the cover sheet into the slot 
> for the grate (assumedly to keep it from unraveling.)  The 
> trick is ... don't remove the head.  Just turn the screw until 
> it comes loose from the fastener in the casting; leave the 
> head trapped in the bottom of that slot. Then the dash top 
> slides rearward 1-2 inches to clear a finger on the top of 
> the dash casting.  Then it can be lifted out.  
> Steve 
> Ukiah, CA 

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