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So I have a project I'm working on and needed to remove the dash lid. I figured I would take a stab at it. Turns out it is easier than I thought. I apologize if there is a thread already on this so feel free to remove if this adds no benefit.

Step 1: Open the dash lid (that's a gimme)
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Step 2: Use a dime or flathead screw driver to pull the rubber piece in the base out a little bit. (Don't worry it isn't glued it is just snug)
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Step 3: Once you pull out the rubber base, there will be 2X bolts holding it in. I believe they are 7mm but mine were apparently loose and was able to just use needle nose pliers and twist them right out.
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Step 4: Once removed, simply pull from the front lip where you open the lid. It will take a small amount of force but then it will pop up. (Don't pull from the sides or back)
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Step 5: Keep pulling and remove it out. You will have to slide it a little forward because there are two parts in the back that slide into their respective slots.
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That's it.. Note: When you put it back in.. you have to slide it forward towards the windshield to get it back in.
 

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What are you gonna do in that empty space now??

So I have a project I'm working on and needed to remove the dash lid. I figured I would take a stab at it. Turns out it is easier than I thought. I apologize if there is a thread already on this so feel free to remove if this adds no benefit.

Step 1: Open the dash lid (that's a gimme)
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Step 2: Use a dime or flathead screw driver to pull the rubber piece in the base out a little bit. (Don't worry it isn't glued it is just snug)
View attachment 150770

Step 3: Once you pull out the rubber base, there will be 2X bolts holding it in. I believe they are 7mm but mine were apparently loose and was able to just use needle nose pliers and twist them right out.
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Step 4: Once removed, simply pull from the front lip where you open the lid. It will take a small amount of force but then it will pop up. (Don't pull from the sides or back)
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Step 5: Keep pulling and remove it out. You will have to slide it a little forward because there are two parts in the back that slide into their respective slots.
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That's it.. Note: When you put it back in.. you have to slide it forward towards the windshield to get it back in.
 

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What are you gonna do in that empty space now??
I put a 7" Magellan GPS in there and love it, it's possible to add a 12V outlet at the middle windshield side to power the GPS or charge a cell phone which is what I did, running the wire is a little tough but doable, I can post a pic if needed
 

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What are you gonna do in that empty space now??

Ahh that's the question.. I am development at the moment so I will update you when I'm done and provisional patented. See what everyone thinks. I have it back in for now as I just needed some measurements and the underlying layout beneath the dash.
 
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