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Removal of Dashboard - Step By Step

Important Notice : If you have an airbag installed on your car make sure you disconnect the battery before you start, if you need to move the car or move the gear shifter then make sure you plug in the very top section - before you switch on the ignition, otherwise the airbag warning light will stay on permanently.

These Pictures as taken from an Auto Supra, the same applies to all Supras

Tools Required

  • Philips Screwdriver
Step 1
  • Remove the cigarette ashtray from the center console. This is just a case of flipping up the lid and then pulling it upwards.
Step 2
  • Starting from behind the ashtray, gently prize up the surround of the automatic gear shifter.
    There are no screws so this is a very easy task
Step 3
  • Lift the surround over the gear shifter and place to one side.
Step 4
  • Remove the 5 screws from the top section and pull out gently.
Step 5
  • Disconnect the 3 plugs, 2 on the left (1 black & 1 white)
  • And 1 from the right (white).

Step 6
  • To the right of the fuel gauge you will need to remove 2 more screws.
Step 7
  • The left hand part of the dashboard (stereo and aircon area, is clipped into the surround just like the gear shifter surround in part 2, so gently pull, starting from the bottom,
    the dash from the surround until it's finally away.

You will probably need to move your gear shifter at this point to get the bottom of the dashboard out far enough to get all the connections behind out.

Step 8
  • You will need to disconnect 4 plugs from this section
    1 x Clock (black), 2 x aircon/heater (orange), 1 x cigarette lighter (clear) - Also any other plugs if you have heated seats, Trac/Slip Control or an Active Spoiler
Step 9
  • To remove the remaining parts of the dashboard remove the right hand panel first in the same way that you removed the left hand section

 

 

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