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How to Replace Lower Knee Panel 88-98 GMC K1500

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How to Replace Lower Knee Panel 88-98 GMC K1500

Created on: 2017-02-24

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a cracked or damaged dash knee panel on 96 GMC Sierra

  1. step 1 :Removing the Lower Knee Panel
    • Remove the four 7mm screws along the bottom of the dash
    • Pop the dash out
    • Pull out the e-brake release cable handle
    • Turn e-brake and release it from the dash
  2. step 2 :Installing the Lower Knee Panel
    • Pull the cable through the opening and twist it to lock it in place
    • Line up the clips and press the dash into place
    • Tighten the four 7mm screws
    • Pop the e-brake release handle into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1996 GMC Sierra K1500. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's knee panel, which is the lower part of the dash just below the driver's knees.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 7mm socket, ratchet, socket extension

Remove the four 7 millimeter screws along the bottom knee panel of the dashboard with 7-millimeter socket and ratchet. We have some looks like wood screws and some little machine screws that have been put in here. It looks like they might be for an old freight controller for the trailer or something like that. I may have to remove these, but they shouldn't be there on your vehicle.

All along the top of the knee pan in the dash, there is some plastic clips, so we just have to pop those out. Pull out your E-brake release handle as far as you can and use a small flat-blade screwdriver to compress the tabs. There's one on each side. We're not going to be able to show you the one on the inside of the panel, just because the way the dash is shaped, but it's on the opposite side of this clip. Then you should be able to turn the E-brake and slide the cable out to remove your knee panel.

Pull your E-brake cable back through the opening and twist it to lock it back into place. Line up your clips. These ones on the dash vent, you should pop in first. Once the clips are in, reinstall all four of the 7 millimeter screws. Pop your E-brake release handle back into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

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