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Is it common for the dashboard on a 2003 buick LeSabre to

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Is it common for the dashboard on a 2003 buick LeSabre to warp and fold back at the front edge, and how do I remove the dashboard. I mean the top padded part
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Dave

Hello,

Yes,this sometimes happens.Here is some info to help you.

 

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Replacement

     

  1. Disable the SIR system. Remove the defroster grill. .
    Object Number: 428506  Size: SH

  2. Remove left and right windshield garnish moldings.
  3. Remove the right instrument panel (I/P) outer trim cover.
  4. Remove the left I/P outer trim cover.
  5. Remove the fasteners (1, 2, 3) that secure the I/P upper trim pad to the carrier.
  6. Lift the pad upward in order to disengage the retainers from the I/P.
  7. Disconnect the sun load sensor (4).


    Object Number: 428506  Size: SH

  1. Connect the s unload sensor (4).
  2. Align the I/P upper trim pad with the retainers and press down in order to engage. Install the fasteners (1, 2, 3) in order to secure the I/P upper trim pad to the carrier.
  3. Tighten
    Tighten the fasteners to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

  4. Install the right instrument panel (I/P) outer trim cover.
  5. Install the left I/P outer trim cover.
  6. Install left and right windshield garnish moldings.
  7. Install the defroster grill. .
  8. Enable the SIR system.
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