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    A little 'how to' as i've been asked quite a lot of times.
    This is from memory when I removed the dash from my Montego GSi as it rattled
    This is a how to remove the dash of a facelift Montego. Pre facelift is very similar
    Disconnect battery
    Remove cover from steering wheel centre
    Remove dust cover
    Loosen bolt and pull steering wheel towards you till loose
    Centralise wheel and remove bolt and wheel
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 09:42.
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

  • #2
    Remove both sides of cowel and any 'anti rattle' material.
    Undo central screw only, do not remove.
    Pull towards you
    Remove both side connectors
    Remove unit
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 09:51.
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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    • #3
      Remove both top screws from dash cover
      Pull towards you and remove any connections to clocks, switches
      Attached Files
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
      2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

      Comment


      • #4
        Undo the screws holding the display
        From under the bonnet, locate the speedo cable and push to inside the car
        Pull the display towards you
        Push the top connections off the display
        Pull the display more to get a hand behind it to remove the speedo cable. You need to push the white part to one side to unclip it.
        Remove the display
        Attached Files
        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 11:58.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
        2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

        Comment


        • #5
          Remove the 2 screws holding the cover
          Remove all connections to any switch etc

          Early models with black fusebox surrounds
          Remove the 2 bolts holding the metal strip and cardboard strip from under the display opening
          You will need to remove the steering column
          Pull down carpet etc to steering column bolt
          Undo the bolt connection from the steering rack
          Disconnect the ignition connection from the loom
          Undo the 4 bolts holding the steering column
          Remove the column by pulling towards you
          Attached Files
          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 09:57.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
          2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

          Comment


          • #6
            From behind the dash, remove the wire here in the centre
            Pull off the heater knobs
            Remove the screws behind
            Remove the display and disconnect
            Remove the screws behind

            Pre facelift
            Remove the cover from the small fan switch
            Disconnect the lamp
            Push out the fan switch and disconnect
            Remove the centre screw
            Push up the display and remove
            Centre the heater levers
            Disconnect the small display lamp just above the radio
            Attached Files
            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 13:03.
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
            2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

            Comment


            • #7
              Remove both side covers under the dash
              Remove the fusebox cover
              Remove ashtray
              Remove Radio and unplug

              Pre facelift
              Remove the electric window switches and disconnect
              Attached Files
              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 09:36.
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
              2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

              Comment


              • #8
                From the top of the glove box
                Remove retaining screws and drop down
                Unclip all connections
                Remove the glove box lock and light switch. Disconnect and push wires through to the rear of the glove box
                Attached Files
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Leave tidy in the boot with screws etc in the correct location
                  Note, you do not need to remove the glove box lid
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 10:07.
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                  2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Remove the side covers
                    Using a torx screw, remove 2 screws from each side
                    Pull out door seals
                    Remove covers
                    Remove centre bolt
                    Remove any loose things on the dash
                    Attached Files
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Pull up from the bottom of the dash
                      Pull out dash from its position
                      If its on your car you can either disconnect the complete dash loom from the passenger front just under the dash or
                      Using long nose plyers, remove wiring clips
                      You should now be able to remove the dash from the car
                      Attached Files
                      Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 09:59.
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                      2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        While the dash is off you may want to fix the heater etc. Re-do the foam from the opening, sort any leaks from the heater pipes or sort any rattle

                        Prior to putting back in
                        These clips must be put back onto the dash.
                        When putting back in.
                        Make sure all wires etc are in the correct place
                        There is a pin in the top centre of the dash and a slot for it on the locating metal bulk head
                        Position the dash and push hard to locate the top clips then lower over the centre consul
                        Reconnect all
                        Attached Files
                        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th March 2016, 13:01.
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                        2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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                        • #13
                          Jeff, you are a star! I'm doing this exact job tonight! Thank you!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by G4GLM View Post
                            Jeff, you are a star! I'm doing this exact job tonight! Thank you!!
                            No probs and have fun with it
                            From memory your steering wheel nut is 33mm
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. Away for the winter
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
                            2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              An excellent how-to as usual

                              Another option that I take when removing the dash is to leave the steering wheel attached and remove the whole steering column as one piece.
                              Centre the steering
                              Remove the bolt holding the universal joint to the steering rack
                              Remove the 4 securing bolts that hold the steering column in place
                              Disconnect the wiring plugs (you may have to remove the cowl from the steering column to do this - I can't remember)
                              Remove the whole lot as one piece
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