Replacing the Vig's Blower Motor (cont.)
Lower the Steering Column
Remove the clamp and clips from the Steering Joint Cover. See illustration below left. This will expose the "universal joint" in the steering column. When you see how that joint is set up, you'll understand how simple it is to lower the column. (By the way, Mat said this step isn't really necessaryeven though it's listed in the manual.)
Remove the Dashboard
Study the illustration below to see how the dashboard is held in place.
First, remove the screws that hold the side vents in place, and then remove the vents.
Next, disconnect the connectors on both sides of the dashboard. See photo at right.
Remove the trim caps and then remove all the mounting bolts (there are six). Now the dashboard is ready to come out.
First lift, and then pull the dashboard toward you. You can remove the dashboard entirely (as the Shop Manual describes), or you can just swing it over to the driver's side of the passenger compartment, as Mat did.
TIP: To protect the front pillar trim, cover it with masking tape or duct tape. This will protect it from scratches or gouges as you remove the dashboard.
When the dashboard has been removed, you'll see the Heater-Evaporator (below).
The object of our quest is located inside this bad boy. He's next.