How to Remove Dash Panels in a Ford Econoline

Updated April 17, 2017

The dash panels in your Ford Econoline are used to help provide protection and housing for some of the key electronic components in the vehicle. If your dash panels become damaged, the equipment they contain could also become damaged over time. If this occurs, you should look to remove the panels from your Econoline to have them either repaired or replaced.

Open up the bonnet of your Ford Econoline and locate the battery. Remove the bolt from the negative terminal with a wrench. Pull the negative cable from the terminal. This will allow you to safely remove the electronic components.

Open up the glove compartment. Remove the two screws holding it in place with a Phillips head screwdriver. Pull the compartment away from the dash. Unscrew the rest of the screws on the lower dash panels. Remove the panels from the vehicle.

Pull the face plate from around the radio. Unscrew the four mounting screws which hold the radio in place. Pull the electrical wiring from the radio and remove it from the dash.

Remove the mounting bolts which hold the instrument panel in place. Reach around the back on the panel and pull the electrical connector from the rear. Remove the panel from the dash.

Unscrew the rest of the upper dash panel screws. Remove the remaining dash panels from your Econoline.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrench set
  • Phillips head screwdriver
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John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.