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how to remove dash out of 2006 mega cab 2500, what about the air bag?

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how to remove dash out of 2006 mega cab 2500, what about the air bag?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to just answer.com. I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. Here's the procedure for removing the right hand airbag, what part of the dash were are you trying to move remove exactly














Air
Bag-Passenger





NOTE: The following procedure is for replacement of a faulty or
damaged passenger airbag. If the airbag is faulty or damaged, but not deployed,
review the recommended procedures for handling non-deployed supplemental
restraints. If the passenger airbag has been deployed, review the recommended
procedures for service after a supplemental restraint deployment before removing
the airbag from the vehicle.

REMOVAL

WARNING:




  • TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS,
    DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL,
    STEERING COLUMN, AIRBAG, SEAT
    BELT TENSIONER
    , IMPACT
    SENSOR
    , OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. DISCONNECT AND
    ISOLATE THE BATTERY NEGATIVE (GROUND) CABLE, THEN WAIT TWO MINUTES FOR THE
    SYSTEM CAPACITOR TO DISCHARGE BEFORE PERFORMING FURTHER DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE.
    THIS IS THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM. FAILURE
    TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.
  • TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, WHEN REMOVING A DEPLOYED AIRBAG, RUBBER
    GLOVES, EYE PROTECTION, AND A LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT SHOULD BE WORN. THERE MAY BE
    DEPOSITS ON THE AIRBAG UNIT AND OTHER INTERIOR SURFACES. IN LARGE DOSES, THESE
    DEPOSITS MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO THE SKIN AND EYES.












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  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Wait two minutes
    for the system capacitor to discharge before further service.
  2. Remove the top cover from the top of the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the glove box from the instrument panel.
  4. Reach up into the instrument panel between the upper glove box opening
    reinforcement and the cross car beam (4) to access and disconnect the instrument
    panel wire harness connector (2) from the airbag inflator pigtail wire connector
    on the right side of the instrument panel airbag support bracket. To disconnect
    the connector:


    1. Slide the red Connector Position Assurance (CPA) lock on the top of the
      connector toward the side of the connector.
    2. Depress the connector latch tab and pull the two halves of the connector
      straight away from each other.



  1. Remove the two screws (3) that secure the passenger airbag lower bracket to
    the instrument panel airbag support bracket.












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  1. Disengage the airbag inflator pigtail wire connector (1) from the plastic
    push-in retainer plate (3) on the right side of the instrument panel airbag
    support bracket. To disengage the connector:


    1. Using a small screwdriver (4), carefully pry the leading edge of the push-in
      retainer plate away from the connector insulator far enough to clear the
      engagement tab (2) on the insulator.
    2. Pull the connector toward you to slide it off of the push-in retainer
      plate.













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  1. Using a trim stick (2) or another suitable wide flatbladed tool, gently pry
    the forward, then the outboard edges of the passenger airbag door (1) away from
    the instrument panel (3) far enough to disengage the snap features on the door
    from the receptacles in the instrument panel base trim.
  2. Remove the passenger airbag and airbag door from the instrument panel as a
    unit.

INSTALLATION

WARNING:



  • TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS,
    DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL,
    STEERING COLUMN, AIRBAG, SEAT
    BELT TENSIONER
    , IMPACT
    SENSOR
    , OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. DISCONNECT AND
    ISOLATE THE BATTERY NEGATIVE (GROUND) CABLE, THEN WAIT TWO MINUTES FOR THE
    SYSTEM CAPACITOR TO DISCHARGE BEFORE PERFORMING FURTHER DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE.
    THIS IS THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM. FAILURE
    TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.
  • TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, USE EXTREME CARE TO PREVENT ANY FOREIGN
    MATERIAL FROM ENTERING THE PASSENGER AIRBAG, OR BECOMING ENTRAPPED BETWEEN THE
    PASSENGER AIRBAG CUSHION AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG DOOR. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS
    WARNING COULD RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURIES UPON AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.
  • TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, THE PASSENGER AIRBAG DOOR MUST NEVER BE
    PAINTED. REPLACEMENT PASSENGER AIRBAG UNITS ARE SERVICED WITH DOORS IN THE
    ORIGINAL COLORS. PAINT MAY CHANGE THE WAY IN WHICH THE MATERIAL OF THE AIRBAG
    DOOR RESPONDS TO AN AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS WARNING COULD
    RESULT IN OCCUPANT INJURIES UPON AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.












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  1. Carefully position the passenger airbag and airbag door through the opening
    in the top of the instrument panel base trim as a unit. Be certain that the rear
    edge of the passenger airbag lower bracket is engaged in the hook formation (5)
    of the instrument panel airbag support bracket, and the anti-rotation tabs (1)
    on either side of the hook are engaged in the two holes in the airbag lower
    bracket.
  2. Install and tighten the two screws (3) that secure the passenger airbag
    lower bracket to the instrument panel airbag support bracket. Tighten the screws
    to 6 N.m (55 in. lbs.) .
  3. Slide the airbag inflator pigtail wire connector onto the plastic push-in
    retainer plate on the right side of the instrument panel airbag support bracket
    far enough snap it into place over the engagement tab on the connector
    insulator.
  4. Reconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector to the passenger
    airbag pigtail wire connector on the right side of the airbag lower mounting
    bracket. Be certain that the latch on the connector and the red Connector
    Position Assurance (CPA) lock are each fully engaged.
  5. Engage the interlocking tabs on the rear edge of the passenger airbag door
    into the corresponding slots in the instrument panel base trim.
  6. Using hand pressure, push down on the passenger airbag door over each snap
    feature on both sides and the forward edge of the airbag door until it snaps
    into its receptacle in the instrument panel base trim.
  7. Reinstall the glove box into the instrument panel.
  8. Reinstall the top cover onto the top of the instrument
    panel.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
what is the real problem is my ac ducts are clogged, trying to get to the air box, do I need to worry about pass. air bag?
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 3 years ago.
It's not a real simple job but here's the procedure for removing the age of the AC duct assembly














HVAC Housing - Removal
and Installation





NOTE: The HVAC housing must be removed from the vehicle and disassembled
for service of the A/C evaporator, evaporator temperature sensor, mode-air and
blend-air doors.


REMOVAL

WARNING:




  • REFER TO THE APPLICABLE WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS FOR THIS SYSTEM BEFORE
    PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING OPERATION. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
    COULD RESULT IN POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
  • ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, DISABLE THE AIRBAG SYSTEM BEFORE
    ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT
    DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. DISCONNECT AND ISOLATE THE NEGATIVE BATTERY (GROUND)
    CABLE, THEN WAIT TWO MINUTES FOR THE AIRBAG SYSTEM CAPACITOR TO DISCHARGE BEFORE
    PERFORMING FURTHER DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. THIS IS THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DISABLE
    THE AIRBAG SYSTEM. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN
    ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.













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  1. Recover the refrigerant
    from the refrigerant system.
  2. Drain the engine cooling system.
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  4. Disconnect the A/C liquid line and the A/C accumulator from the A/C
    evaporator.
  5. Disconnect the heater
    hoses
    from the heater
    core
    tubes.
  6. Remove the powertrain control module (PCM) to gain access to the two nuts
    (3) that secure the HVAC housing (1) to the engine compartment side of the dash
    panel (2) and remove the nuts.












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  1. On Mega Cab models, remove the floor console duct.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the passenger compartment. See:
    Body and Frame\Interior Moulding / Trim\Dashboard / Instrument Panel

  3. Remove the bolt (5) that secures the HVAC housing (4) to the floor bracket
    (6).
  4. Remove the two nuts (3 and 7) that secure the HVAC housing to the passenger
    compartment side of the dash panel (1).
  5. Pull the HVAC housing assembly rearward and remove the housing assembly from
    the passenger compartment.
  6. If required, remove the fresh air inlet (2) from the dash panel
    (1).

INSTALLATION












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  1. If removed, install the fresh air inlet (2) onto the dash panel (1).
  2. Position the HVAC housing assembly (4) into the passenger compartment with
    the mounting studs and the condensate drain tube in their proper locations in
    the dash panel.
  3. Install the two nuts (3 and 7) that secure the HVAC housing to the passenger
    compartment side of the dash panel. Tighten the nuts to 6.2 N.m (55
    in.lbs.)
    .
  4. Install the bolt (5) that secures the HVAC housing to the floor bracket (6).
    Tighten the bolt to 6.2 N.m (55 in. lbs.) .
  5. Install the instrument panel. See:
    Body and Frame\Interior Moulding / Trim\Dashboard / Instrument Panel

  6. On Mega Cab models, install the floor console duct.












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  1. Install the two nuts (3) that secure the HVAC housing (1) to the engine
    compartment side of the dash panel (2). Tighten the nuts to 6.2 N.m (55 in.
    lbs.)
    .
  2. Install the powertrain control module (PCM).
  3. Connect the heater
    hoses
    to the heater
    core
    tubes.
  4. Connect the A/C liquid line and the A/C accumulator to the A/C evaporator.
  5. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  6. If the heater
    core
    is being replaced, flush the cooling system.
  7. Refill the engine cooling system.
  8. Evacuate the refrigerant
    system.
  9. Charge the refrigerant
    system.
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