X250 Dashboard access

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  1. dna

    dna Funster

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    Please can anyone advise how you gain access to the offside of the top of the dashboard (to the right of the steering wheel) . I have a mount and mulitpin plug for which I don't have a use and would like to install a satnav / reversing monitor in the same area.

    Having had a look there are screws securing the cover over the instrument cluster and various screws for the covers around the steering wheel and fuse box. There are no obvious screws holding the air vent casing in place.
     

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    talaris Read Only Funster

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    The air vent will just pop out. Needs a bit coaxing but will come out as one unit. It just clips in.
     
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    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    it needs a firm pull, or take out the instrument panel to gain access. Ive got the service manual for the x250 on dvd, if you want a copy pm me
     
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  4. dna

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    Thank You

    Many thanks to TheBig1 for pointing me in the right direction - much appreciated

    DNA :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Whoah there boys, the air vent to the right of the instrument pnel is held in by a T25 Torx screw at the bottom, it is obscured by the oddments box/shelf which is itself secured by a Pozi screw which is obscured by the lower knee trim, this is held in place by two pozi screws and several spring clips. First of all remove the two pozi head scres visible in the drivers oddments box/shelf, then you can pull the lower knee trim away to reveal the screw holding the oddments bos/shelf in place. Then you can attack the T25 Torx screw which holds the air vent in place.

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    easy does it

    Thanks Dave.

    That confirms what I worked out from the manual. I will go very carefully and follow the instructions.:Smile:
     
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    Nearly sorted

    I spent a long time at the weekend working on the dashboard. Many thanks to thebig1 for help with the service manual and to Dave Newall for stopping me pulling too hard on the air vent (That would have been an expensive mistake so I am very grateful)

    My first challenge in following the manual was that I could only see left hand drive illustrations (is there an option to view right hand drive views?). That meant I was searching for a non existent screw near the center console to release the big panel under the steering wheel.

    Having managed that, the storage pocket. pillar trim and the air vent were easy - the manual was correct for them!

    When I get time I will resize and post pictures of the new set up with the Satnav and reversing screen installed.:thumb:

    Thanks again

    DNA
     
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    thank you Dave for an excellent post
     
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