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1966 chevelle dash/guge cluster

Need help on how to remove this gage cluster. Can see the bottom bolts, not the top. How to reach them? Does dash have to come out? If so, need help on hopw to remove?

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It can be done with the dash in place-----but----
Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation.

Remove the heater controls and leave them hang----2 screws on the bottom of the dash.
Can also remove the steering column for room. It at least needs to be lowered.
Might be a center brace for the dash remove the screw holding it to the dash.
Disconnect the electrical connectors under the hood
Remove the 2 screws holding the fusebox to the firewall
Remove 2 bolts on each side of the lower dash---also holding vent knobs.
Remove the screws holding the dash to the dash top ( 9 I think).

It is a good idea to use a couple of milk crates on the floor to support the dash a bit after removing the lower bolts.

The wiring harness will come out with the dash after disconnecting the turn switch and rear harness.

Whole thing should only take an hour and you will only spend a couple of minutes on your back getting to the fusebox.

If you have a AC car---will be a bit more time consuming.

DO NOT LOSE the little strap between the instrument panel and the dash body-----it is needed for the gauges to work.
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