Removing dashboard from 2006 Chevy Equinox.

Reference Photos:

Dismantling The Dashboard Area On A 2006 Chevy Equinox

Or Pontiac Torrent

 

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Additional pictures in large format.

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Skill Level: 3 (Intermediate) Time Taken: About 24 Hours

By Bruce W. Maki, Editor

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This page is a supplement to the article on replacing the air temperature blend door in a 2006 Chevy Equinox.

I made this web page with large photos in case some people needed to see more detail of the dashboard disassembly on the 2006 Chevy Equinox. Unfortunately, some of the pictures are a bit blurry, but they might still be useful.

Dashboard Of 2006 Chevy Equinox, Before Dis-Assembly:

 

2006 Chevy Equinox dashboard.
 

 

Center Console After Bezel And Side Panels Have Been Removed:

 

Center console, gear shift base, 2006 Chevy Equinox.
 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

Center area, near middle heat registers.

 

 

Center Console Area:

Body Control Module (BCM) computer is visible just below this sentence...

 

 

Lower-Center Area Of Dash

Air duct is visible behind bundles of wire.

 

 

Equinox Dashboard After Top Panel Is Removed:

 

 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

Between steering wheel and middle dash registers.

 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

Mid-section.

 

 

Center Console:

Lower section, driver's side.

 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

Left of steering wheel.

 

 

Center Console:

Lower section, passenger side.

 

 

Underside Of Steering Column:

Looking straight up while laying on floor.

 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

After removal.

 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

After removal.

 

 

Dash Sub-Structure:

After removal.

 

 

Steel Cross-Bar:

Viewed from driver's door.

Dash removal, 06 Chevy Equinox.
 

 

Steel Cross-Bar:

Viewed from driver's door.

2006 Chevy Equinox, steel cross-bar behind dashboard.
 

 

Steel Cross-Bar:

Area below steering shaft, viewed from driver's door. Electric power steering motor is visible at bottom-center of photo.

 

 

Steel Cross-Bar:

Close-up, left of steering wheel.

 

 

Heating-Cooling Ductwork:

After steel cross-bar has been removed. Viewed from driver's side.

06 Equinox after removing dashboard, showing air ducting.
 

 

Heating-Cooling Ductwork:

After steel cross-bar has been removed. Viewed from passenger side.

Interior of 2006 Chevy Equinox with dash removed.
 

 

Steel Cross-Bar:

After removal.

 

 

Steel Cross-Bar:

After removal. Close-up showing detail on back of steering column "tunnel".

 

 

Air Duct After Removal From Car:

The tube on lower-left of photo is a small duct that connects to duct in center of car, under gearshift.

Air duct housing, 2006 Chevy Equinox.
 

 

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Written April 21, 2010