The Removal of a Toyota Tundra Dashby Allen Coleman
Taking the Toyota Tundra dash apart is like a jigsaw puzzle. There are several pieces that go together to make up the dash. Be careful when pulling apart these pieces because most of them are attached together using plastic tabs that can be damaged by pulling too hard. Take it one step at a time. In a few minutes, you can remove the dash of the Toyota Tundra.
Unscrew the shifter knob by turning it counterclockwise and remove it.
Pull out the ashtray and then remove the center cover.
Remove the cup holders by pulling them upward.
Remove the center console by opening the armrest storage and pulling the center console up at the end closest to the armrest. It might take a little force to release the yellow tabs holding the console into place.
Remove the shift cover by removing the screws at the end of the cover near the armrest and pulling the cover upward. Make sure the vehicle is in neutral and the parking brake is set for safety.
Pull the dash toward you, starting at the bottom corner to the right of the steering wheel until the corner comes free, exposing the panel below the climate controls. Pull off that panel, being careful not to damage any of the wiring behind it.
Remove the control panel by pulling it toward you, starting at the bottom left corner.
Remove the four bolts holding the stereo in place using a 10 mm socket. Pull the stereo toward you. Again, be careful not to damage any of the wiring coming from the stereo.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- 10 mm socket
Allen Coleman has been writing since 2002. He got his start with "Oregon Insider Sports" covering college athletics. Since then Coleman has had work published in "Tailgater Magazine," "PDX Magazine" and on several websites including Scout.com. He is currently on the radio in Portland, Oregon and writing his own scripts. Coleman studied communications at Concordia University and Southern Oregon State.