SleeperSolara wrote:What kind of work are you doin'??
I had to replace my dash after my car had gotten broken into......
It took me and my friend about 6 hours ish.
1. Disconnect the battery.
2. Wait a couple of hours.
3. Remove the center console, the center black dash piece.
4. Remove the radio.
5. You can unscrew the A/C control panel, and have it restin' on the shifter area.
6. Remove the glovebox.
7. Remove the driver dash lower panel includin' the metal plate.
8. There should be a bolt that is 10mm on the right side [passenger side] there will be a plastic plug coverin' it.
9. Look at the above vent on the passenger side, ther should be a a screw.
10. This would make takin' the dash out easier, unbolt the steerin' wheel.
11. Disconnect the passenger airbag.
I think i'm missin' some steps.
Be sure to label all the plugs on the driver kick panel and passenger panel.
PM if you need help.
You are missing some steps. You HAVE to remove the steering wheel because there is a bolt right behind the gauge cluster and I'm pretty sure you can't get the gauge cluster out with the steering wheel in place. Plus the bolt inside the side vent on top of the dashboard is on the driver's side, although there may be one on the passenger side too. The gauge cluster has three connectors, but they only go one way. Otherwise 4 screws hold it in place, IIRC. Also the glove box won't come out unless you at least move part of the door sill out of the way. Don't forget to put it back when you shut the door because if it gets caught in the door it could bend the plastic, messing it up. This happened to me. Fortunately, it was on a donor car. There is also a little black kick panel under the glove box, I think that has to come out too, in order to get to things.
I can't remember any more at the moment, but you can see some pictures on my website. It is www.ozone1000.com
. You have to go to the Corolla section though, not the Solara section, and look under the V6 swap. I did not put complete instructions on how to remove the dash, but there are pictures so you can get an idea. There is a lot of wiring there that is very hard to remove, but hopefully you won't have to remove it to get the part you want.
World's first V6 powered AE92. . . in progress.