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Old 27-09-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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HOW TO: Removing your BG Dash

Is it possible to remove the dash of a BG without removing the steering wheel? I'd love a quick response on this if someone knows, as i'm painting interior bits today, so if its easy to do, i'll do that dash aswell. if i have 2 take out the wheel, i'll wait untill i get my new steering wheel to do it.

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Old 27-09-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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hay mitch i have had to replace my dash an it is a pian in the a** to get out an in i have a like here have a look at it one of my mates on fl.com did his dash like this

http://www.fordlaser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32209

an to answer your question you will be better off takeing the stering wheel off
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Old 27-09-2005, 09:43 AM   #3
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ok, thanks for that. thats what the workshop manual suggested, but i hoped there was a way around it. i'll do it when i get a new steering wheel. thanks for your help.

(look for the astina with black vinal, silver highlights & a blue dash!!!!)
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Old 27-09-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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do u mean the whole dash or just the surround peices?
the surounds come out easy the whole dash isnt so easy to get out. my mate did it took two days to take it out paint it and put it back in i have pics somewhere
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Old 27-09-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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i meant the whole dash. ive got the surronds/facias off

i'm re-assembling nopw anyway, so i'll do it when i get a new teering wheel. thanks for your help everyone
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Old 27-09-2005, 05:02 PM   #6
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yeah i had to remove a dash from the wreckers,took me like 3 arvos and half a saturday(couple hrs each arvo) im gettin reappholstered atm.
yeah theres about 15/20 screws aprox. but they all face back towards the seats and they arent easy to get to.u will need the smallest screw driver u can find...
but im pretty sure the steering wheel was still on...id take a picture of the dash so u could c where the screws are but its in the shop...
the worst were the last 2 i took out which were right at the middle/back of the dash.
have fun..let us know how u go.
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Old 19-10-2005, 04:48 AM   #7
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Hey Mitch,

I had to take out the dash from my mazda for a paintjob. It`s easy to do but you have to take some gym lessons to get it out quickly.

i also took some pictures from my car having the dash out already.

http://sit.photos.wanadoo.fr/sitdriv...anadoo.nl:8080

http://sit.photos.wanadoo.fr/sitdriv...anadoo.nl:8080

See ya Christian
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Old 23-10-2005, 02:49 PM   #8
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Hi guys,

Am trying to get my dash out now. The surrounds are off etc and when i try to pull it out it won't come. It will move around within it's space but can't pull it out. Would it be the speedo cable and if so how do you get to it to disconnect it. I'm trying to get it out so i can put in my white dials.
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Old 23-10-2005, 03:14 PM   #9
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As a rule of thumb Mazda dashes have 2 bolts each side, a fiew under the radio, one top centre of the dash and through the steering column. Yes you will need to remove the speedo cable before pulling out the dash as well as the wiring and any cables attached to heater controls.
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Old 23-10-2005, 03:30 PM   #10
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I only need to remove the instrument cluster itself, do i still need to pull apart all the gear by the stereo? it looks like it is loose now and that it's just the speedo cable holding it in. Do i have to try and get to the speedo cable from the drivers side foot well and go up?
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Normaly it's from underneath. Sometimes you can find some extra length in the engine bay and poke enough through so you can pull out the cluster far enough to un-clip easily. Don't count on it though.
I had a BA with a electric speedo.
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Old 23-10-2005, 06:33 PM   #12
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i did wat cosmo said
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Old 23-10-2005, 06:44 PM   #13
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Old 24-10-2005, 05:18 PM   #14
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there are 3 plugs and a cable.u have to reach up from down near the pedals and get behind and unclip the cable for the speedo,then u will be able to move the cluster more freely so u can fit ur hands in behind to get the 3 plugs.had to do this a couple times the other week...i put my new cluster in then had to take it out cause i replaced my dash(which took me alomst a week!!)...its tight squeeze to get ur hand up behing to reach the cable but u will get it.. oh by the way hears some pics of how mine turned out..



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Old 24-10-2005, 05:29 PM   #15
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hey if u do take dash out this might help u out...i took a pic of old dash n tryed to highligh where screws are...the green parts are the 3 bolts u have to take off with spanner...(easiest part) and that plastic panel behind the dash against the w/screen just pops out,use screw driver,start from one side and work ur way along.
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Old 24-10-2005, 05:39 PM   #16
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hey those dials look good
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Old 24-10-2005, 05:55 PM   #17
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yeah ill say...professional job hehe
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Old 25-10-2005, 06:38 PM   #18
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Cool Thanks for your help, gota wait for the weekend again to give it a go. Where your dials stickers? The ones i got off ebay from germany are.

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Old 26-10-2005, 06:44 PM   #19
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got my dials made by rupewrecht who did an excellent job
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:12 PM   #20
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thanks for your help with this everyone, it'll help alot when i get to take it out in a few week, when i get a new steering wheel anyway, which brings be to my next question (see other topic, regarding boss kits)
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