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#1 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 03:40 PM
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Dash removal

Well for those who are interested here is a write up on how to remove the nx dash.

The whole process was quite simple, only took me maybe 2hrs to complete.

Tools needed:
10mm socket with ratchet
phillip head screw driver
flat head screw driver

It is actually a little tricky to write this up with no photos so bare with me.

The very first thing I did was removed the glove box. Really no explaination there, simply remove all screws. Second I removed all of the screws that held in the radio(4 screws), heat and air controls(4 screws), cup holders(2 screws), and then the 4 screws that hold the center trim in place(2 at the top and 2 at the bottom). After the trim is removed you will need to pop the two vents out of the top and unplug your hazard and rear window defrost switches. After that you should be able to remove the trim all together. Next I popped the two covers off on top of the dash with the phillips head screw driver which revealed 2 phillips head bolts, one on each side. I couldnt fit a socket in there due to the angle so I just used the phillips head screw driver. Then after removing those bolts, I removed the piece of plastic under the steering wheel( I am not sure if this is needed inorder to remove the dash, but with my project I had to remove it). Next on my list was to remove the trim around the gauges(this will have your dimmer switch and other accesories mounted to it). You are pretty much on your own there, remove needed screws then cram your hand in behind the trim to remove the harnesses from the switches. The trim around the gauge pod is fairly easy, it consist of removing 2 screws at the top then it should slide out. It is easier to slide out if your steering wheel is all the way down. Now for the gauge cluster. This was the hardest part of the project, 6 screws hold the cluster in, after removing the screws slide the gauge pod out as far as possible then proceed to cram your hand in behind it to remove the plugs and speedo cable. If I remember correctly there is a total of 4 or 5 plugs and the speedo cable. Behind the gauge cluster will be a single screw that will need to be removed. Finally there is a 10mm nut on both sides of the dash in the bottom corners, after they are removed all that is left is a few shakes angles and pulls and the dash is out.

Good Luck to those attempting this, when I reinstall the dash I will upgrade this with better instructions and some pics.

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#2 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 04:03 PM
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I am in need of a dash if anyone happens to have one, no cracks or damage of course.

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thanks for the write up, im removing mine possibly this week if im not to busy, i know you posted in my part out thread, im actually gonna go take some pics and post them of my dash. theres two tiny tiny slits.

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Yea that is the problem with mine, I just got them due to my car sitting in the sun waiting for my jdm to be dropped in... Thanks anyway though.

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you can see this one and there is a small one right above were the glove box top of the door would be if closed. both are barely notiecable. the rest of the dash is mint. let me know.






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ok guess this isnt sticky material...

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ok guess this isnt sticky material...
well atleast one other person will read this when I take my dash off.

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My dash is crazy craked. please post some pics before and after you install your new dash.

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I changed mine today,this writeup is pretty good It is alot easier than I thought it would be.Just keep looking for screws!
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I'm in the process of taking it off... It's all ready to come off apart from the damn gauage cluster.. I can't pull it out far enough to get my hand behind it. And I don't want to pull hard incase i snap a wire or something..
How did you manage to get your hand behind it to unplug all the cables? Do you have really tiny hands or something?
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Ok, I did it.
For a great tutorial on removing dash in NX visit http://100nx-fanpage.de/web/Text-Sch...lAusbauen.html
To translate it use http://babelfish.altavista.com/
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if you guys are just changing the lights you don't need to take the dash off... as long as you feed the speedo cable thru the firewall long enough, you can pull the dash out as far as the plugs will let you.

The 3 main dash bulbs are T10 (10mm) and all the rest are T5 (5mm)

Here is a Dash Light tutorial for those who cannot get access to T10/T5 bulbs. you can use regular LED bulbs with resistors.

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^^

So after removing the cluster, there's only 3 additional screws/bolts? Nice.

I've taken my cluster out so many times that I can now get it out in well under 10mins
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not to dig up an old thread but does the electronic gauge cluster from an nx1600 use the same type of bulbs that can be changed?
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if anyone needs b13 dashboards let me know i can get you ones with no cracks at all my aim name is toyboy805 or sil80tydriftmachine on yahoo
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Hi Guys,

I recently purchased a NX2000 and the dash is really bad- cracks all over the place. Frankly, I think it had to be parked literally inside the sun to get this bad, but whatever... Thanks for the info here, I'll be working on this soon.

Can anyone recommend a good dashboard restoration place? It seems like it might be hard to find a nice replacement at this point, so I figured I'd have to get it restored. I'm in Northern California, if anyone can recommend anything out here.

Thanks again.
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Hi Guys,

I recently purchased a NX2000 and the dash is really bad- cracks all over the place. Frankly, I think it had to be parked literally inside the sun to get this bad, but whatever... Thanks for the info here, I'll be working on this soon.

Can anyone recommend a good dashboard restoration place? It seems like it might be hard to find a nice replacement at this point, so I figured I'd have to get it restored. I'm in Northern California, if anyone can recommend anything out here.

Thanks again.
I have heard there is a way to completely cover it iwth a new vinyl surface. You just have to call all the auto upolstry places in your area. they would be the ones to know.

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since my cluster is out, i should change my dashboard. i have a ripped up beat down dash in my car now but my parts car has a perfect dash. i wish i had time tommorrow to do it.

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since my cluster is out, i should change my dashboard. i have a ripped up beat down dash in my car now but my parts car has a perfect dash. i wish i had time tommorrow to do it.
If your cluster is out, change the light bulbs with LED lights. There is a picture somewhere in the forum. It looks like a the new cars. You can find direct LED replacment lights on ebay or just do a search. I'll be doing that some time this year when I replace my dash.

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