What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

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What is this called? And how hard is it to remove?

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Post by ssava » 21 Feb 2018, 16:59

Hey all.
We think a wires off and need to see if we can fix it. We feel two screws near the windshield. But wanted to see if we could get any info from anyone who took one off before.

And what is this called???
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Sorry. Uploaded from my phone and the forum rotated it.
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Post by xr7g428 » 21 Feb 2018, 17:17

Before you take this down, why do you think a wire is loose?
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Post by ssava » 21 Feb 2018, 17:27

xr7g428 wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 17:17
Before you take this down, why do you think a wire is loose?
The park brake light was on all the time. Then my son tapped it a few times (like they do in the movies when the fuel gauge on an airplane is off) and it went off.

He tapped it again. Went on.

Then again... and it's off for good.
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Post by cougarrand » 21 Feb 2018, 19:57

Remove the screws in the front. Then there a couple of clips that hold it on, they are like the clips on door panels. You carefully pry it loose.
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Post by Local Hero » 21 Feb 2018, 20:07

I've had mine out a few times for different reasons.

It comes out easy. Getting the screws to line back up with the holes when installing it back is the tricky part.

Don't laugh...But I never have a helper. I held a mini flashlight in my mouth so I could use both hands to hold it up in place, and use an ice pic to realign the holes and then get one of the screws started.

I just call it the overhead console.
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Post by ssava » 21 Feb 2018, 20:12

Great. Thanks!
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Post by xr7g428 » 23 Feb 2018, 14:21

It sounds like you probably have two problems, the lose wire or loose bulb, and the parking brake light switch itself. The parking brake light switch is attached to the parking brake actuating mechanism. It is pretty hard to get to under the dash. The most common problem I have found when the light stays on is that the switch is either bent up or it has rotated away from the little nub that opens the switch to turn off the light.

This thread has some pictures of the switch or at least a similar one. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8931
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Post by 1967 S Code » 23 Feb 2018, 14:55

It’s called overhead console. I think that is the first safety sticker I’ve ever seen attached to a console. I’d leave it in place if you can. I wonder if that sticker is even reproduced for concourse restorations.
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Post by ssava » 23 Feb 2018, 16:25

Cool. Thank you both.
This is our project for the weekend (hopefully it's not a BIG project)
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