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Replacing a dashboard

Hey Guys (or Gals),

I was wondering how hard it is to replace the dashboard in a 2001 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L?

Mine has 2 larger cracks on the top part, and I found a car that someone is parting out, and the dash in that car is in good shape. From their parts car, I was able to get a working clock spring for $25! I had to pull it myself, but with the guide on this forum, it was not hard at all!

My goal is to keep this car running as long as possible, and I know its old, but if it still looks good, then I'll be happy. What would be a good price for the top part of that dash (used)? And are there any guides (preferably with pictures) that show what screws need to be removed to remove the upper dash?

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not hard at all find the atc dash harness swap and it should help you pull the dashboard.
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not hard at all find the atc dash harness swap and it should help you pull the dashboard.
I've pulled the center dash part out before. One of the tiny lights in the temperature gauge dial went out, and I replaced it. Along with all the lights in the speedometer cluster. The part of the dash in my car that's cracked is the top part. (its big, entire width of the car)
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I've pulled the center dash part out before. One of the tiny lights in the temperature gauge dial went out, and I replaced it. Along with all the lights in the speedometer cluster. The part of the dash in my car that's cracked is the top part. (its big, entire width of the car)
yep. Thats not what he's talking about though. To go from MTC to ATC you have to pull the dash. here's the link.

MTC to ATC Swap Instructions


You could also follow the FSM stickied in the 2nd gen section.
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I looked in the FSM but I'm kinda confused on how to disconnect the pillars both left and right side. Can someone please explain it to me.

The part with the crack is the INSTRUMENT PANEL ASSEMBLY piece.

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A-pillars just pull off. Stick your fingers in behind and yank towards the center of the car. I cut myself on the edge of the plastic once, so I recommend gloves, or just dont slide your fingers across the edge.
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A-pillars just pull off. Stick your fingers in behind and yank towards the center of the car. I cut myself on the edge of the plastic once, so I recommend gloves, or just dont slide your fingers across the edge.
Awesome, thanks for the info!

Anyone know (general ballpark) how much something like this would go for used or from a salvage yard?
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yep. Thats not what he's talking about though. To go from MTC to ATC you have to pull the dash. here's the link.

MTC to ATC Swap Instructions


You could also follow the FSM stickied in the 2nd gen section.
That's my edited parts picture! Yay! lol
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...Stick your fingers in behind and yank towards the center of the car. I cut myself on the edge of the plastic once, so I recommend gloves, or just dont slide your fingers across the edge.
Aww man!! Why'd you have to tell him. He should have to learn like the rest of us did. LOL!
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I found it easier to pull back the door seal before pulling of the A-pillar trim.

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Aww man!! Why'd you have to tell him. He should have to learn like the rest of us did. LOL!
It got me too!
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I found it easier to pull back the door seal before pulling of the A-pillar trim.
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