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How to Replace Dash Knee Panel 98-12 Ford Ranger

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How to Replace Dash Knee Panel 98-12 Ford Ranger

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a cracked or damaged dash knee panel on 01 Ford Ranger

  1. step 1 :Removing the Knee Panel and Plate
    • Remove the four 7mm bolts on the bottom of the knee panel
    • Pull the knee panel off
    • Remove the five 8mm screws from the metal plate
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Knee Panel
    • Insert the metal plate into place
    • Tighten the five 8mm screws to the plate
    • Press the knee panel into place
    • Reinstall the hood release
    • Tighten the four 7mm bolts to the bottom of the panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

    7mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to be working on our 2001 Ford Ranger. We're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the knee panel on your dash.

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Here are the items you will need for this repair: 7mm socket, 8mm socket, and a ratchet.

To remove the knee panel, remove the four 7mm bolts: one here, two below the hood release, and one all the way by our left foot, using a 7mm socket and ratchet. Slide the knee panel forward toward you to release the hooks and remove it from the vehicle.

Reinstall the metal knee pan. Reinstall the five screws for the steel dash pan. Bring them down with an 8mm socket and ratchet. Snap in the top of the plastic knee pan. Reinstall the four 7mm screws along the bottom. Remember to reinstall the hood release and the two screws that go in there.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

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