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hi guys has anybody removed 69 dash pad !is it very difficult !its faded and chunks off it missing !i always believed my moms chihauhau bit them off 40 yrs ago ! but were not sure !



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Unfortunately,

for 1969/70 the pad is molded on to the frame.

One piece.

I feel your pain,

Mine cracked, just by sitting in the super dry body shop for 4 months.

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thx  abc



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well abc 123 i guess i will liv with it it really doesnt bother me but i have lots of time and thought i would do something with it but it can stay the way it is !i have a parts car with a good pad thats why i wondered 

 



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If you remove the other dash, take your time.

A good dash is precious like a diamond but as brittle as a stale loaf of bread.

I would cover the good one up to preserve it.

The whole change is not that hard, once you get past the interment cluster.

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well when it warms up a bit !i will try gettin it off the parts car !brittle like stale bread !very colerful comparrison haha thx again 



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I've done several in recent years. I find it worth pulling the front seat and the steering column first, this get you easy access to the bezel and the wiring behind it. also pull the glove box and the door. You can then remove the radio and disconnect the electrical and cables for the heater control. The pad itself is held by a few screws above the bezel and a few studs above the glovebox. on the lower side there are four bolts along the bottom, one at each end and two near the steering column. The factory would install the dashpad with everything already attached including the bezel, radio etc including the fuseblock and wiring harness. I find this method a bit difficult when dealing with 50 year old vinyl because it is so heavy to drop in place. The US shop manual (and probably the Canadian one too) has an excellent set of drawings that clearly show the mechanical and electrical connection points.

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thx john well maybe next winter i will tackle the job if i feel fairly ambitious !u know back in the 70 we did an insurance claim job !in my bro and my shop vandilisum !it was a 76 marquis and besides the repairs we did !the bad guys broke and cracked the dash pad and i sent the car somewhere and had the pad repaired !i wonder do people still repair this stuff !then i could paint it !just a thought thx again north i will keep ur info for future reference  !have a fine summer 

 



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If you have a fibrenew franchise in your area they may be able to fix it.
www.fibrenew.com/

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I'm removing one as we speak ...Spent 5 hours today ....Not fun . I have the steering column , glove box and seats out ...... Will tackle more in a few days .

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Canadian Poncho wrote:

If you have a fibrenew franchise in your area they may be able to fix it.
www.fibrenew.com/


 Worth getting a quote.

They are in Edmonton.

https://www.fibrenew.com/edmonton/



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I've removed and reinstalled the 69/70 dashpad a number of times.   As John mentions, it's easier if you remove the front seat, remove the steering wheel and drop the column.   And yes, the whole dash harness including the fuse block comes out as well. 

Re-installing it is a bit more of a challenge, as the tab that extends out from the body can easily slice the top trace of the circuit board.   Put a couple layers of electrical tape over those traces to prevent that.

Here's a checklist I've used a couple times:

70 Pontiac Dash Removal Checklist.JPG



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Check list is a great idea, easy to forget some stupid thing!

If you do take it out with the fusebox and harness be really careful unplugging the door jam light switches, the taps beak off real easy and those switches are worth their weight in gold today.

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