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Old 04-10-2017, 01:31 PM
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Then install the hood release latch while it is easy to get to.

Because of the difficulty in attaching the 2 screws indicated in one of the attached pictures I might do things differently in the future and will let other experiment. These two screws probably took me an hour to get out and about the same to get back in. You have to contort your body position and work through the light switch hole and from the steering column side to painfully start the screws and use a short stubby phillips head screwdriver. This is where I think if you removed the steering wheel it would be easier because you could attach the undercover to the dash before you put it in the car. I think this is the way they must have done it at the factory because there are paint marks on the screw heads (and I don't think they could have put them there after the dash was installed). IN any case the cover otherwise goes on in a pretty straight forward manner with 5mm x .8 phillis head screws. You will have to reinstall the steering column first. There are 2 screws on the bottom out side, the 2 “hidden painful screws and 8 underside screws.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:31 PM
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Another tip of the day: When taking apart the dash, separate and label all the screws as to where they go. Although they look similar there are various lengths, some are too long to fit in certain “blind” end holes and you will waste a lot of time putting them in and taking them out trying to find out which one goes where. Also some use black washers and some are zinc.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:47 AM
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Although when I was taking the dash out I removed the glovebox before the center console area, I found it easier to install it first so that the upper right aspect of the console had something to attach to. The glove box is attached without the hinged front door. The connectors are attached to the light to the glovebox light and light switch at this point but not the motorized latch release which is in the door.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:50 AM
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When installing you need to be careful of the connector to the light switch as there is not much clearance and it could be bent as someone did here on mine. I used a heat gun and was able to mold it back into shape. I think this may have been a factory design flaw.

With the glovebox in place I next installed the sides of which there are 2 capture pins, 2 phillips head screws for the driver’s side and 1 for the passenger side.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:54 AM
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From here I moved on to the center console for which there is only one connector (although be aware of other connectors that need to be attached and pass the radio wires out through the opening.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:58 AM
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Finally, for today, some pictures of the attaching screw points.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:14 AM
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:42 PM
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Dave, you are probably right but it is not that sticky yet. Some parts in the interior are getting close.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:56 PM
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With the center console in place I installed the lower cover plate with the two hex screws and move on to what is actually called the center console. I guess what I have been calling the center console previously is called the center moulding in the parts manual.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:01 AM
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In any case, the center console is installed relatively simply withe 5 hex bolts and several phillips head screws. The emergency brake handle has a cover with a zip tie and a bridging strip of metal which had to be removed the taking it apart. The console also has to be rotated into place, hence the reason to remove the seat(s). Make sure you have passed all the connectors and wiring past the center moulding first.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:06 AM
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From here you can install the carbon fiber center console cover and screws.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:26 AM
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It was at this point that I had to diverge from my goal in installing the dash as some one had been here before and modified the factory wiring harness. There was a few extra connectors in the radio harness for who knows what along with a bluetooth device. I followed wires under the passenger side floor to find another rat's nest of wiring for a remote radar detector, laser shifters and exhaust valve controller. These were items I didn't know were in the car before now. Since I don't have much need for them they were removed necessitating removal of engine panels, front grill and all of the trunk panels. I still have to put the car on the lift and remove the rear under tray to remove the after market cable to the exhaust valve and reinstall the factory connector. Who knows what I will find there. If any one is interested in these parts let me know or they are off to eBay.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:37 AM
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After many hours fooling around with this side step it is a rather mindless process to put the light control switch in…
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:38 AM
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…and the display switch which just snap in after attaching the connectors.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:28 AM
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Nice work, trust you're suitably pleased with results.


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Old 04-21-2017, 09:51 AM
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Thanks for your comment. While of course the results are important what I really enjoy is the process.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:03 AM
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Next I moved on to finishing up with the rest of the glove box. I attached the 3 hinge screws and shock strut. Then the locking mechanism was adjusted and the locking motor connector hooked up.

Looks like I hit the limit on attachments so no pictures

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:07 AM
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Wow, fantastic write up!
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:48 PM
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I wanted to finish this off so I had to become a member and pay some dues to get a few more photos posted.

This completes enough of the dash that I could install the side trim panels which includes a panel over the door on both sides from the dash to the B pillar, the B pillar panel which includes the shoulder seat belt tensioner ( a real pain to position) running from the roof to the floor, and the door seal. This is the domino effect or chain reaction effect. In other words, to get the dash out you have to remove these two panels, which requires removal of the luggage shelf panel, which requires removing the rear quarter light and speaker panels, which requires removal of the rear bulkhead panel….. you get the picture.

The first picture is of the frame over the door exposed, followed by a back side shot of the covering panel, one of the panel over the B pillar showing the seat belt mechanism (by the way I only partially removed this panel to get to the screws for the over door panel).
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:49 PM
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Wow, fantastic write up!
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