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    G'day Froggers

    Would anyone have any experience removing the GR/SR dashboard ?
    I am looking to repair the blower motor as well as fixing the flap (I have hot air seeping in all the time) but I am afraid of breaking something.
    Advice is much appreciated
    Thank you

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    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

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    The heater is located under the dash and can be removed without taking out the dash itself.
    Remove the centre console and it becomes pretty obvious.

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    Hi Chadi,
    I think you did not get many replies here because your second photo looks so much like a 505 dash.

    Perhaps people were confused by this and didn't want to give you wrong advice ? Your cars over there are sometimes a bit different from ours.

    However as Ianrobbo has said, once you take out the centre console (in front of the gearstick) you should be able to see what needs to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianrobbo View Post
    The heater is located under the dash and can be removed without taking out the dash itself.
    Remove the centre console and it becomes pretty obvious.
    I had removed the center console a few times in the past (cleaning purposes) but I cannot remember seeing the heater(or feeling that I have liberal access); but I'll surely give it a try, since this won't be different between different dashboard models.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    Hi Chadi,
    I think you did not get many replies here because your second photo looks so much like a 505 dash.

    Perhaps people were confused by this and didn't want to give you wrong advice ? Your cars over there are sometimes a bit different from ours.

    However as Ianrobbo has said, once you take out the centre console (in front of the gearstick) you should be able to see what needs to be done.
    The dashboard is typical GR/SR (late models from 1979 to 1983). I guess you guys only got the GL (maybe L too) and that's why it looks strange to you.
    Anyways I'll take the center console out, take a few pics and re-ask for help

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    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

    All since new


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    Not that I'm an expert but out of all the 504s I've seen in Australia I've never seen a dashboard like the one in your picture. I have a 1980 504 sedan and it doesn't have your dashboard, it has the earlier one.

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    From 1979 the dash was changed unfortunately to the one in the photos, maybe your car is a 1978 and was stored couple of years.

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    No, my 504 was manufactured (assembled) by Renault Australia in Heidelberg, Victoria in October 1980.

    Others will probably be a better source of information but my understanding is that Australian assembled 504s are not necessarily the same as those built in France etc. That is more than likely the reason why no one has been able to give you advice on the repairs you're wishing to undertake - we didn't get 504s with that dash. Except for 504 station wagons, we also didn't get 504s with a live rear axle and there may well be other differences too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doush_504 View Post
    G'day Froggers

    Would anyone have any experience removing the GR/SR dashboard ?
    I am looking to repair the blower motor as well as fixing the flap (I have hot air seeping in all the time) but I am afraid of breaking something.
    Advice is much appreciated
    Thank you

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    Hi, I have a 1987 504 pickup with the same dash, remove the 3 cover strips in the middle of the dash
    with care as the clips are part of the cover and you will find 10mm bolts to undo, lower the steering
    and will be able to move the dash around but the blower is in the centre unit above the gearbox tunnel.
    It looks like the pickup's have no centre console.

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    ^ Must be an imported model.

    Years ago, I drove a friend's light blue 504 which had a live rear axle and drum brakes. It was imported from South Africa.

    It had a sweet gearbox and an 1800 engine with a carby that looked like it belonged on a lawnmower. Unfortunately the acceleration was very poor.

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