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Randall C, ASE Certified Technician
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How do you remove the center dash on a 2008 Subaru Outback

Customer Question

How do you remove the center dash on a 2008 Subaru Outback?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.
Hello, what part do you refer to. I am not understanding center dash. Lmk thanks
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What I'm trying to do is run the three cables from a Sirius unit under the dash and center unit (with the gear shift and emergency break) to the auxilliary audio input (located at the rear of center unit). I nned to know how to remove the various panels.
Thanks,
Kent
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.
There is limited actual one piece at a time info to offer but his is the info that is avialble by manufacturer at this time for some of the area you need to work at

  1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery.
  2. Remove the console box.
  3. Remove the console front panel.


NOTE: For the AT model, remove the ring indicator. For the MT model, remove the shift knob.



  1. Loosen the screw, remove the hook, and remove the console side garnish.




  1. Remove the instrument panel lower cover.




  1. Remove the clip at the tip of the console side panel.




  1. Remove the passenger's side front inside scuff plate (A) and front pillar lower trim (B).




  1. Remove the clips, and remove the glove box lower cover.




  1. Remove the screws, and remove the console side panel.




  1. Loosen the screws and pull out the audio unit assembly, and disconnect the connector for removal.


NOTE: The audio unit assembly can be removed without removing the console side panel.

INSTALLATION

Install in the reverse order of removal.








Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How do you detach the console from the hooks in the first step?
Thanks.
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.
If I rememeber, it is basically just snapped on at various points noted. you carefly pull or pry back and it unclips
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It worked. Thanks.
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.
Thats good. I hope your project goes well. Thanks