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Replacing lower crash pad

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HI all

 

I need to replace the lower passenger side (71 RHD car) dashboard crash pad - seems like the main issue is getting access to the retaining nuts behind dash. Just wondered how much I need to dismantle to do this or if there are any tips from previous experience?

 

Also, the new crash pad comes with a lot of excess vinyl - am I supposed to trim this off before fitting or what?

 

Appreciated any insights...

 

cheers

 

Tim

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HI Tim,

I don;t know how different the 4A is from the 6 but the 4A nuts are reachable - they can be devils though.

 

DO NOT remove any vinyl until you are sure what needs to come off.

 

Roger

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Roger - thanks

 

At first glance it looks nigh on impossible to get a small socket on them due to so many other bits (not least the cubby box) getting in the way - just weighing up wasting time struggling with that compared to removing one or two key components that would make the job easier and might end of with a better end result - but only want to remove the minimum number of parts...

 

Tim

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Hi, Tim,

 

I did mine while the dash was out to repair the gauges, so I'm not sure how far you will have to strip down to get at the nuts at the rear of the crash pad, but I suspect you may get away with removing the glove box interior only.

 

Either way, the only way I could get onto the nuts was by using a 5/16" x 3/8" AF box spanner ( can't remember which size fitted), 4" long.

 

Picked one up from ebay for £3 only.

 

Good luck with the job.

 

John

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Thanks John

 

I think removing the glove box is the way to go - good to know what tool to have ready as well.

 

Thanks for help.

 

Tim

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