How to Remove the Dash on a Dodge RAMby Cameron Easey
When adding a new stereo or navigation system to your Dodge Ram, it will require removing a part of the front dash to access the mounting bracket. The part of the front dash that contains the factory-installed stereo is called the dash bezel. The dash bezel comes off so you can access the stereo wires without having to completely take off the entire dash of the vehicle.
Remove the rubber liner around the cup holders along with the plastic tray on the driver's side of the center console.
Locate the three screws that are used to secure the console to the floor and remove them with the screwdriver.
Pull the floor console out and set it aside.
Remove the boot shift cover if your vehicle has a standard transmission. Release the clips on the boot cover by pushing the base forward and then pull the boot cover off.
Pull the vertical trim piece under the center bezel panel down and then out to remove it.
Locate the two screws that are found under the center bezel panel and remove them using the Phillips screwdriver.
Turn the vents on the center bezel panel to one side and then gently pull on the panel. The center bezel panel is secured with clips that will need to be carefully removed by pulling gently around the perimeter of the panel.
Pull the center bezel panel off to access the interior of the dash.
- Many of the trim components are not secured with screws and will pop off with a little effort.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips screwdriver
- Hex screwdriver
- Applying too much force to the trim panels, when removing them, may cause damage that will need to be fixed.
Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.