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How to Remove an Equinox Dash

by Daniel Valladares

The Chevrolet Equinox has a dashboard that is secured to the vehicle through several clips and screws. In order to remove the dashboard from the Equinox, you will need to remove these fasteners with either a slotted screwdriver or Torx screwdriver. It may take you over half an hour to completely remove the dashboard from the Equinox, but it is a fairly simple process that even a novice mechanic can perform without any difficulty.

Park the Equinox and open its hood. With a socket wrench, manually remove the negative terminal and the ground terminal, with the negative terminal first.

Press down on the dash around the instrument cluster to reveal four Torx screws. Use a Torx screwdriver to remove the four Torx screws.

Pry up on the dashboard starting in the lower-left corner. Slowly work your way around the edge of the Equinox's dashboard, pulling it off the Equinox. Once you get to the top edge near the windshield, you will need to use a slotted screwdriver to remove the four retaining clips.

Pull up on the dashboard to remove it from the Equinox. If you need to remove the radio as well, it is held in place by four 7mm bolts.

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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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