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Need help pulling dash of 1997 Buick Lesabre.

Customer Question

Need help pulling dash of 1997 Buick Lesabre.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 8 years ago.

I will give the procedure to you in several steps.

 

Object Number: 324730  Size: MH

  • Perform the following steps in order to remove the reveal covers (1):
    1.1. Pry the covers up.
    1.2. Carefully pull forward on the covers.
  • Remove the fasteners (2):
  • Carefully pull up the upper trim panel (5).
  • Remove the sunload and the twilight sentinel sensors. Remove the upper trim panel.
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    Object Number: 324730  Size: MH
    .

  • Remove the information center fasteners (2).
  • Remove the information center (4).
  • Disconnect the information center connector (3).
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    Expert:  Dave Nova replied 8 years ago.
    Object Number: 502502  Size: SH

  • Carefully pry out the IP lower trim plate (2) in order to remove.
  • Carefully pry out the air deflectors (3) in order to remove.

    Important: When removing the fasteners from the air duct openings be careful not to drop the fasteners down the openings.

  • Remove the IP trim plate fasteners (4).
  • Disengage the retaining clips at the top of the trim plate (4).
  • Remove the IP trim plate (5).
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    Object Number: 204738  Size: SH
    .

  • Remove the inflatable restraint IP module mounting fasteners (2,3).
  • Remove the inflatable restraint IP module (4) from the IP (1).
  • Expert:  Dave Nova replied 8 years ago.
    Object Number: 479974  Size: SH

  • Open the ashtray.
  • Remove the fasteners (1) retaining the ashtray.
  • Remove the ashtray partway.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector.

    Remove the ashtray.

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    Object Number: 469022  Size: SH

  • Remove the IP lower trim pad fasteners.
  • Partially remove the IP lower trim pad.
  • Disconnect the ashtray electrical connector.
  • Disconnect the IP storage compartment light switch electrical connector.
  • Disconnect the wiring harness retaining fastener from the .
  • Remove the IP lower trim pad (4).
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    Object Number: 298837  Size: LH

  • Loosen the bolts (3,9,10).
  • Remove the bolt (8).
  • Remove the brace (5).
  • .

  • Support the column.
  • Remove the 2 bolts (3).
  • Let steering column down to rest on seat.
  • Expert:  Dave Nova replied 8 years ago.
  • Remove the IP assembly upper fasteners (1).
  • Remove the IP lower fasteners (2).
    Object Number: 474828  Size: SH

  • Remove the fasteners (1) from the IP center support.
  • Pull the IP assembly rearward slightly.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors, including the antenna coax cable.
  • Disconnect the aspirator hose.
  • Remove the IP assembly.