2001 SL2 - dash (top) removal

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Jocko, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Jocko

    Jocko Guest

    My 2001 SL2 has developed a dash rattle . .. . just beneath the windshield.
    The dealer said that they couldn't find and therefore fix the problem when I
    took it to them while it was under warranty. Now that the warranty has
    expired I want to try myself.

    My Haynes manual doesn't show how to remove the top surface of the dash. Do
    I have to remove the instrument cluster?

    Any advice would be appreciated.


    Jeff in Saskatoon
    Jocko, Apr 20, 2005
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    Jocko Guest

    Whoops! Sorry for the double post. I got a server error message on the
    first post so I did it a second time. Somehow the first post showed up

    Jocko, Apr 20, 2005
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    marx404 Guest

    If its anything like the '02 SC2, which I believe it is, then you have few
    small phillips screws under the front lip of the dashboard. I think you must
    also remove the 2 end caps of the dash too. Then you can gently pry the dash
    top off by pressing a butter knife or thin screwdriver in the crack tween
    top of the dash and the front. To remove the guage pod, you must also remove
    the 2 screws from the bottom of the steering column.
    I think thats all there is to it, hope I didnt miss anything.

    marx404, Apr 20, 2005
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    Art Guest

    Before you take it apart, check outside trim that might be rattleing against
    the bottom of the windshild. Many Toyota's have that problem and people use
    silicone sealant to fix it. In my Avalon case the factory used an
    expanding pin instead of screws to hold down the vent cover below the
    wipers and it hits the windshield in cold weather and rattles. It sounds
    like a dash rattle till you find and fix it.
    Art, Apr 22, 2005
  5. Jocko

    Jocko Guest

    I don't see any small screws under the lip. I guess the SL and SC must be
    different. The end caps do come off, however. Does anyone else know how to
    remove the dash "cap"?

    Jocko, May 4, 2005
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    M. Cantera Guest

    Get a subscription to alldata.com they should have all that stuff on
    line. Dashes are expensive and you screw it up really easy by brakin
    gon eof the moiun points or pinching a wire harness when putting it
    back together again.
    M. Cantera, May 5, 2005
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