How to Remove the Dash In a 1994 F150by Daniel Valladares
Removing the 1994 Ford F-150's dashboard is necessary for performing several other procedures on the truck, such as the installation of a new stereo, replacing the dashboard lights, or even simply installing a new dashboard. The dashboard of the 1994 F-150 is held in place by seven bolts, and you will require a socket wrench to remove them. You will also need a screwdriver to remove the center dash trim and the radio in order to have room to pull out the truck's dashboard.
Turn the F-150's engine off. Open the glove compartment and push the side tabs in. Pull the glove compartment while pushing in the side tabs to remove it from the vehicle.
Remove the four screws from the center dashboard trim panel. There is one screw in each corner. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws. Once the screws are off, remove the dash trim panel.
Remove the two screws holding the radio in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Pull the radio out slightly and disconnect the electrical wiring connection at the rear of the radio. Pull it out of the vehicle.
Uninstall the seven bolts behind the dashboard, close to the windshield. They are located at the edge of the dashboard. Once the seven bolts are removed, pull the dashboard out of the truck.
- "1994 Ford F-150 Owner's Guide"; Ford Motor Company; 1993
- "Haynes Repair Manual Ford F-150 1980 to 1996"; Haynes; 1997
Things You'll Need
- Socket wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.