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SAAB c900 Lower Dash Pad Removal

When we left our c900, we had removed the center console.  Next up is to get the lower dash pad out.

This is quite straightforward, but there are some semi-hidden bolts.

The first bolt is easy.  It's the one in the center of the pad.  The center bolt for the ashtray bracket goes into the head of this one - you can see the threads where that bolt went.

So now we just take the bolt out - it's a 13mm.

Here's the bolt after removal.  Put it in a safe place.  It's made of unobtanium.

The other two bolts - the semi-hidden ones - are accessible through the engine room.  This one is on the left side, near the fuse box.  It's the driver's side on LHD cars.

There is some wiring you may need to move out of the way to get at the bolt.  It's a 10mm.  I use a long extension on a ratchet.  You may want to magnetize your socket if possible - it's easy for the bolt to drop off when you remove it.

Something just occurred to me.  Is the fuse box on the left side of the car on RHD models?  Or is everything switched around?   And how many RHD cars were made, anyway?

The right side bolt is easier to see.

Here's one of the bolts freshly removed from the car.  Whoo hoo.

Now we go back into the car and pull the dash pad down.  It may take some wiggling, but it should easily free up once the three bolts have been removed.

Then work on the other side until the whole thing comes free.

Piece of cake, huh?

Here's the whole pad removed from the car.  Notice mine still has the original parts tag sticker on the center.


 
 
 
 

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