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Old August 16th, 2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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DIY dashboard removal?

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Old August 18th, 2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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Old August 19th, 2015, 07:44 AM   #3
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It really helps when you put your car info in your signature or in the post body.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #4
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7+ years ago, someone would have ripped apart a dash with no experience after looking in a helms guide and would have posted the outcome and tips and tricks they came across along the way.

Today peeps be posting threads asking for DIY's

How the times have changed.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 10:05 PM   #5
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Personally I used a sawsall, a crowbar, and three hammers.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 05:18 AM   #6
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That is the correct way to do it. Personally, I have successfully done the job with a sawsall, crowbar, and two hammers. The third hammer got in the way of my beer.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:34 AM   #7
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I cut all my wires too to make it easier
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:54 PM   #8
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Have you guys ever tried the heat gun method? I found it to be the easiest. Grab a heat gun or small(ish) propane torch and heat it from the center outwards to loosen it up a bit. Start around the radio area and be sure the heat is turned way way up otherwise it won't allow the special clips underneath to release, you'll notice the dash begins to move in the area under the direct heat and will eventually come loose from the clips. You might need to pry on it a bit with a flathead or thin chisel. Good luck!
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Old August 20th, 2015, 05:50 PM   #9
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That is the correct way to do it. Personally, I have successfully done the job with a sawsall, crowbar, and two hammers. The third hammer got in the way of my beer.
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I cut all my wires too to make it easier
My third hammer was the beer.
Also doubles as wire cutters.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #10
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I think the appropriate question to ask is why you wish to remove the dashboard assembly in the first place. Sound proofing?
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Old August 21st, 2015, 07:03 AM   #11
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I think the appropriate question to ask is why you wish to remove the dashboard assembly in the first place. Sound proofing?
Something tells me OP has bounced
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Old August 21st, 2015, 08:16 AM   #12
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To bad there was a lot of good info for him in here ha
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Old August 21st, 2015, 10:46 AM   #13
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LOL, you guys just blasted the poor guy....but its all true.
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Old August 21st, 2015, 12:00 PM   #14
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When using the blow torch is it constant heat in one place or should i move around


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Old August 21st, 2015, 05:30 PM   #16
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removing the ENTIRE Dash from an Accord is not as easy as say an older gen. Honda or other vehicles

its basically 1 gigantic piece and takes just about removing every single of Front Interior piece from the Airbags to most other front trim pieces

the way i learned this? the guy i bought my Navi system from allowed me to hack up the dash while getting all the wiring i needed from underneath the Dash

trust me, its not worth removing it ever, and easiest way would be to literally like mentioned above, saw it in half and rip the plastic in chunks and this is not an easy task even with the proper tools
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You guys got it all wrong. You want the dash to come out in one piece.

Here's a list of tools and the procedures:

Torch
Sawzall
Mini sledges (can be substituted by wooden baseball bats)
Some angry friends
2 cases of beer per friend

1. Everyone shotgun at least 3 beers to lighten up
2. Each friend take a hammer or baseball bat in hand and bash out the windshield
3. Shotgun 4 more beers each
4. Take the sawzall and/or torch and cut off the front end of the car and the exhaust. Move the front end out of the way.
5. You just worked up a helluva sweat. Drink more beer.
6. Fumble around trying to light up the torch to cut out the firewall.
7. Dribnk trie moar beerz
8. Tawk abowt random shiet whyle trayin two stand. Laff att phirst pursen to fal
9. Beer...
10. Wake up next morning with terrible headache and stare at what you just did to your car.
11. Call a scrap yard to come get your pile of crap
12. Polish off the remaining case of beer in sorrow

See? Easy peasy.
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Old August 23rd, 2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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Cracker you have no idea what you're talking about, the firewall isn't even attached to the section the dash attaches to.

Crowbar honestly does pull those snap clips out fairly well. If he meant the radio he's gotta specify. Pretty much just like the interior on every other car, pull until you feel something pull back, look for screw, look for snap clip, repeat.
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Cracker you have no idea what you're talking about, the firewall isn't even attached to the section the dash attaches to.

Crowbar honestly does pull those snap clips out fairly well. If he meant the radio he's gotta specify. Pretty much just like the interior on every other car, pull until you feel something pull back, look for screw, look for snap clip, repeat.
Obviously you missed the point of my post. This is the internet. Don't take it seriously.
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Old August 25th, 2015, 06:01 AM   #20
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2003 accord coupe, but should be the same dash as all 7g coupe and sedan, correct?

I'm not too sure what the flaming is about. There are none on this site, so I'm asking for one. Comparatively, there's actually a whole lot of nothing on this forum in the way of DIY.
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I think the appropriate question to ask is why you wish to remove the dashboard assembly in the first place. Sound proofing?
Removing the whole dashboard for an interior swap.
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Old August 25th, 2015, 06:07 AM   #22
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removing the ENTIRE Dash from an Accord is not as easy as say an older gen. Honda or other vehicles

its basically 1 gigantic piece and takes just about removing every single of Front Interior piece from the Airbags to most other front trim pieces

the way i learned this? the guy i bought my Navi system from allowed me to hack up the dash while getting all the wiring i needed from underneath the Dash

trust me, its not worth removing it ever, and easiest way would be to literally like mentioned above, saw it in half and rip the plastic in chunks and this is not an easy task even with the proper tools
I've removed the dash from 2 acuras, and actually stripped the interior of maybe 6, so I'm not afraid of getting dirty. It's just that this isn't as straightforward as the other cars I've done. Once you remove the under panels, airbag, radio and center console, is there any thing else you need to remove to be able to pull the dashboard, or at that point are you looking for bolts to remove the dash? There's a module on the bottom by the storage area that I remember seeing. Do I have to remove that?
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Dashboard removal/installation
SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations, and the precautions and procedures in the SRS section before performing repairs or service.

Note:

When prying with a flat tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts to prevent damage.

Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the dashboard.

Take care not to scratch the dashboard, body and other related parts.

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

1. Make sure you have the and I theft code for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the frequencies for the preset buttons.

2. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and wait at least three minutes before beginning work.

3. Remove these items:

Center console.

Drivers dashboard lower cover.

Center pocket.

Glove box

Kick panels, both sides, 2- door, 4-door.

A pillar trim, both sides, 2- door, 4-door.

Steering column.

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4. Remove the screw (A) and release the clip (B), then remove the drivers center lower cover (C).

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5. Release the clip, then remove the passengers center lower cover (A) and the rear vent duct (B).

Drivers side:

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6. From under the dash, disconnect the interior wire harness connector (A) (with moonroof), clutch switch connectors (B) (on MT model), and brake switch connector (C), floor wire harness connectors (D), Engine compartment wire harness connectors (E), and disconnect the dashboard wire harness connectors (F) from the underdash fuse/relay box (G), then release the wire harness clip (H). On auto A/C model, disconnect the air hose (I).

Middle portion (shift lever portion):

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7. Disconnect the parking brake switch connector (A), SRS unit connector (B), radio antenna connector (C), antenna lead (D), and A/C sub harness connector (E), then release the wire harness clip (F). Using a Torx T 30 bit, remove the ground fault (G). On AT model, Disconnect the parking pens which connector (H) and shift lock solenoid connector (I).

Middle portion (passengers side):

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8. From under the dash, disconnect the ECM/PCM connector (A), power transistor connector (B), and engine wire harness connectors (C), then release the wire harness clips (D).

Passengers side:

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9. From under the dash, disconnect the passengers door wire harness connectors (A), floral wire harness connector (B), and blower motor connector (C). On vehicles with navigation system, disconnect connectors (D).

10. Detach all of the harness and connector clips.

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11. Remove bolts, then remove the brake pedal support number (A).

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12. From outside the drivers door, remove the caps (A), then remove the bolts (B, C, D), and clips (E) and lift up on the dashboard (F) to release it from the guide pins (G, H).

13. Carefully remove the dashboard through the front door opening.

14. Install the dashboard in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Make sure the dashboard fits onto the guide pins correctly.

Apply liquid threadlock to the dashboard mounting bolts (C) of the middle portion before reinstallation.

Before tightening the bolts, make sure each wire harness is not pinched.

Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the antenna lead and air hose (auto A/C) are connected properly.

Reconnect the negative cable to the battery.

Enter the antitheft code for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customers radio station presets.

Reset the clock

Do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure.

Perform the power window control unit reset procedure.
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Old August 25th, 2015, 01:47 PM   #28
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Obviously you missed the point of my post. This is the internet. Don't take it seriously.
You missed the part where you don infact have to add some seriousness back into a thread to rerail it and prevent it from being clipped. Especially useful since as he noticed there isn't a terrible amount of documentation on doing this cleanly.

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You missed the part where you don infact have to add some seriousness back into a thread to rerail it and prevent it from being clipped. Especially useful since as he noticed there isn't a terrible amount of documentation on doing this cleanly.

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