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How to Remove the Dash in a Town Car

by Daniel Valladares

You can remove the dashboard of your Lincoln Town Car in your home garage without having to use the services of a mechanic. The dashboard is held in place by various screws and a few bolts. The tools required for removing the Town Car's dashboard are a socket wrench and a Phillips head screwdriver.

Open the Town Car's hood, and use the socket wrench to disconnect the battery.

Remove the eight screws holding the upper dash pad in place with a Phillips head screwdriver. Four are located along the defroster vents and two on each side of the dash pad.

Remove the single screw holding the trim panel under the steering column. Pull the trim panel off the vehicle. This will reveal the electrical wire for the shift indicator. Disconnect it by squeezing the white plastic clamp.

Remove the four bolts holding the steering column in place with a socket wrench.

Remove the single screw going up through the steering column bracket and into the dashboard.

Remove the driver's side kick panel by unfastening the two holding screws and pulling it off. Repeat this procedure with the passenger's side kick panel.

Remove the two bolts at each lower corner of the dash on both sides.

Remove all eight screws holding the dashboard situated below the windshield glass.

Remove the dashboard from the Town Car. Carefully use your hands to work your way around the dashboard's edges, and peel it off the vehicle.

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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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