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From: "Brand, Bob" <Bob.Brand@emulex.com>
Subject: RE: DiRT: 99 Dash trim removal

<< how do you remove the fake wood grained fascia from a '99 dash? >>

Here are some thoughts I had archived:

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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 08:08:01 -0500
From: captain

I've had mine off so many times, I'm surprised it goes back on... You'll need to sit in the truck, engage the key to the accessory position and drop the shifter into 2. Then tilt the steering wheel all the way down...remove the screw next to the power outlet... that's the only screw holding it in... the rest are what I call bezel clips... they pull straight out. Since they are metal they hold fairly tight and CC actually thought to put some padding around the hole they go into to prevent squeaking etc.. nice touch since you would probably end up doing this anyways. I always start in a corner using a flat screwdriver, careful not to dig too much... once you pop out one clip it gets easier... work your way around the dash. I find the first clip is the only one I need the screwdriver for.

captain
98 4x4 sport rc sb lsd 360

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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 09:58:55 -0800
From: "Paul M. Anton"

There is a Phillips head screw next to the 12 volt socket on the right side of the dash. After this removed, the dash trim can be pulled off. A trim stick is helpful to prevent marring or excessive bending of the plastic dash trim. This is a plastic tool that looks like a doctor's tongue depressor. One of your wives plastic kitchen tools should substitute.

 


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