how to access dash wiring for clamshell tailgate?

Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 05:04 PM about the 1973 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The dash switches for the clamshell quit working. Fuses is good and outside switches by
the window and gate also work. We think there must be a wiring issue on the dashboard
switches. We tried to get the radio out by starting with the lower dashboard panel, but we
are stuck. Any ideas for me and my husband to try?

3 Answers


I believe on these the ashtray assembly must come out. Then the radio can be removed through the ashtray hole. HTH. -Jim

We will try it. Thanks for the hint.


You're welcome. Glad to help. - Jim

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