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2012 Dash Removal

2012 Dash Removal

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With the redesigned interior for the 2011 and up Jeeps, it's become a little harder to take the dash off, not much, just a few hidden screws that you will need to get to before you can pull the entire thing off. Here is how you get it off so you can access the radio and area's behind the dash panel.

Additional Parts:

Tools Needed:
7mm Socket
Trim removal tool


1. Remove the rubber insert from the top tray by pulling it up. This will expose the top screw.
2. Remove the screw from the top of the dash with a 7mm socket
3. Remove the center section from under the steering column. Just grab the inside top edges and pull out. This will release the tabs at the top and it will swing down and come out.
4. Remove the two (2) screws from either side of the steering column with a 7mm socket.
5. Use the trim removal tool to pop out the power window switch panel or the cubby hole from the center of the dash
5a. Push the red locking tab on the power window connector up to release it.
5b. Press the tab on the connector and disconnect the power window switch panel.
6. Remove the screw that is hidden behind the power window switch panel or cubby hole with a 7mm socket. Be very careful you do not drop this down into the dash, it's not fun to try and find where it went.
7. Lower the tilt steering column all the way.
8. Grab the top back of the dash panel and pull towards you. The panel will pop free.
9. Dash Removed.


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This page last updated: 11-May-2012

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