How to Remove the Dash From a Sebringby Cameron Easey
Removing the factory-installed stereo in a Sebring, or installing a new one, requires taking off a section of the dash. This is a small panel that surrounds the outside of the radio. If your dash lights require replacements, you'll need to remove a separate section of the dash that is above the steering wheel. These dash sections are typically secured to the main dash panel by plastic tabs or retaining clips.
Stereo Dash Panel Removal
Open the hood and set the support bar. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery terminal with the wrench.
Find and remove the two screws that are below the climate controls with the Phillips screwdriver.
Pry on the plastic dash panel off the front of the stereo with the flat-head screwdriver.
Remove the stereo from the dash, if necessary.
Dash Light Panel Removal
Set the adjustment on the steering wheel to its lowest position.
Find the screws on the bezel of the instrument panel and remove them with the Phillips screwdriver.
Pull the bezel off the instrument panel and set it aside.
Locate the three screws that are used to secure the instrument panel to the dash, if you need to replace a dash light bulb.
- Disconnecting the battery is required to prevent a short, if you plan to access any of the electrical wires.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Do not force the plastic dash panel or bezel off, as this may damage the part.
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.