Mar 22nd, 01, 05:17 PM
Hello everyone. I tried to remove the dash from my 69 base convertible tonight, but I was unable. I removed all the screws I could find and I still can not get it out. The dash is very loose and probably has 1 - 1.5" of play in it, but it will not come out. I am obviously missing something, I just do not know what. Additionally, I would enjoy any recommendations on good Camaro repair books for both engine and internal parts. I used to have a factory service manual for my Jeep (which incidentally broke all the time), which proved to be invaluable. The engine is being replaced by a 406 next weekend, but the internal stuff could still be helpful.
Mar 22nd, 01, 06:12 PM
Are you pulling the dash pad or the guage cluster. The guage cluster you need to remove all the lamps and wires plugged into it. That includes the speedo cable also. If I remember the heater controls needed to be unfastened from the main section and the steering column needs to be un-bolted from under the dash so it drops out of the way.
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Mar 23rd, 01, 02:19 AM
I am trying to remove the guage cluster. I thought I got all the cables, but maybe I missed one. I did not unattach the heater controls, so I will try that tonight. Thanks.
Mar 23rd, 01, 02:33 PM
My guess is you didn't unfasten the speedo cable.
Mar 23rd, 01, 04:08 PM
Here's something to check...mine wouldn't budge more than a couple inches and I couldn't see anything still hooked up. What I found was one of the dash harnesses was attached to the top of the speedo cluster. There is a plastic holder that is wrapped into the harness and inserted into the cluster. You have to get in there and squeeze the tips together and pull it out. Not much room to work with either! Good luck!
Mar 24th, 01, 12:33 PM
Thanks sspears, that ended up being my problem. I am still having trouble getting it out, but now it is hitting on the steering column. Those darn bolts are giving me a heck of a time.
[This message has been edited by Justinian (edited 03-24-2001).]
Apr 2nd, 01, 11:17 AM
Remember to loosen the steering column bolts at bottom of dash to give you free play to pull out cluster