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How to Remove the Dash on a 1995 F150

by Daniel Valladares

The dashboard of the 1995 Ford F-150 is held in place by six nuts and bolts behind the dashboard, near the windshield. Once these bolts are uninstalled, you can easily pull off the dashboard in order to change the dash lights, change the heater core, or even install a new radio. The removal of the F-150's dashboard is fairly simple and only requires you to use a socket wrench. It is important that you also disconnect the battery before beginning so as to not set off the air bags.

Pull the hood-release mechanism to the left of the steering wheel. Open the hood.

Remove the battery's negative-terminal cable with a socket wrench.

Open the truck's glove box and remove all of its contents. Press in on the tabs on each side of the glove box in order to release it. Remove it from the dashboard.

Lower the truck's steering wheel as far as it can go. There is a steering wheel adjustment lever at the back of the steering wheel.

Remove the six nuts and six bolts along the edge of the dashboard, near the windshield. Once the nuts and bolts are removed, you can snap off the dashboard.

Pull on the dashboard to remove it from the vehicle. Assembly of the dashboard is the reverse of removal.

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About the Author

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.

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