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Old 12-21-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Dash panel removal

Alright guys, in need of serious help here. I have a 1969 Grandé but the dash lights haven't been working for months now. I decided that today is the day I take the dash out to replace the bulbs, only problem is, there is not a single video out there that'll show me what to do. Anyone have suggestions? I don't want to take it apart to realize there is much more to disconnect than the accelerator cable (that's the only bit of info I've been able to collect). If anyone can help me or could tell me what I'm doing is wrong please let me know! Thanks guys


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To clarify, the gauges aren't getting lit up. The high beam light will turn on and so will the seatbelt and e brake light.


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Here is a link to a video from Mustang Medic. They show the entire pad ready to come out and a few other things to watch out for. It look like just the screws along the windshield then a few on either side and the pad lifts right out.

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So I have to take the dash pad out to get to the gauges or what? I'm sorry I literally bought this car to learn more about cars and I'm lost I thought I just took out the panel with the gauges in it, disconnected then replaced the bulbs


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Well I have a 68 so I am not positive about the 69 but I would say yes you have to then the screws will be visible for the top of the gauge set. No worries we all had to learn and this is a great place to start.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:35 PM   #6
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Awesome thank you!


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Did you get this done and did you have to pull the dash pad first?
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Didn't do it yesterday I have to wait for the bulbs to get to the local shop for pick up. I have a very (probably) stupid question though, I need to replace my spark plugs. This problem most likely has absolutely nothing to do with them though, right?


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Didn't do it yesterday I have to wait for the bulbs to get to the local shop for pick up. I have a very (probably) stupid question though, I need to replace my spark plugs. This problem most likely has absolutely nothing to do with them though, right?


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Old 12-22-2014, 04:44 PM   #10
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Nope no way they are connected. Spark Plugs are easy.

Do one at a time
Important step Pull the new plugs out of the package and gap them even if they tell you they are pregaped
pull the cap off the top of a plug
put correct socket over plug and bump it in the correct direction (tap with the palm of you hand) then unscrew it.
pull it out and lay it down
put the new one in the socket and screw it in until it stops then give it a little tap with your palm replace the cap
repeat this for one side laying one next to the other that way you can see if there are any problems. The color should be about the same on all of them.

What about you distributor cap and rotor button do you still have point and condenser? If you are doing plug you should also do the rest.
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Yeah I know how to do spark plugs just wondering if I could be lazy and not risk tearing my car apart 😂


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In your other post you say you've been "wiggling the dimmer" had that been working? If so, you may need a new headlight switch (I assume you mean the dimmer control for the dash lights.) It would be pretty coincidental for all the bulbs to be burned out.

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:05 PM   #13
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No, the dimmer switch is not working in the slightest. Someone else on here said they work like Christmas lights, one is out, they're all out. That's what I'm hoping happened


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Hold up I said I think they work like that. One out all out I am just not positive about that. If you have a meter then test the dimmer. If not try and find a friend with one and have them help you figure out how to test it.
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:20 PM   #15
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Haha I have, no power going to it that's why I'm hoping you're right


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