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HELP-removing instrument panel 1972 Charger

I am trying to replace my headlight contact switch. I need to remove my instrument panel to do so. I have taken out the surrounding screws from the panel, I removed the steering bracket--the steering wheel dropped a few inches. Now the top of the instrument panel is loose, but the bottom portion doesn't seem to budge...Did I miss something?

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I am trying to replace my headlight contact switch. I need to remove my instrument panel to do so. I have taken out the surrounding screws from the panel, I removed the steering bracket--the steering wheel dropped a few inches. Now the top of the instrument panel is loose, but the bottom portion doesn't seem to budge...Did I miss something?
Usually the headlight shaft comes out by pushing a button on the switch behind the dash panel. Then the trim ring on the front unscrews. It has been a while but I dont remember having to ever remove the dash to replace a light switch.
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Not usually true on Chryslers

If I am not mistaken----these were toggles that were attached to the
panel itself.

My 68 RR, 69 GTX, 67 Chrys. 300s and (not absolutely positive) my 70 & 73
Furys used toggles.


Charger guy,
Better be looking for a couple more hidden screws.
I had the panel out of my 73 once, but it has been so long ago, I could not begin to tell you how to get it out (not a whole lot different than the Plymouth tho).
If you have not removed the lower trim on either side of the steering column,
get that out and you may find the hidden screws.
Sold that 73 in 79 and bought a new 79 Chev pick-up---still have it.
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