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Hello everyone,

 

Does anyone happen to know the technical specs for the screws that secure the "Lower Steering Column Knee Bolster Trim Panel" to the Steering Column? (see photos). A jaunt through the search function and the realoem diagrams were not fruitful, at least for me. I'm sure I can pick these up at the hardware store, but I don't know what to look for.

 

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Ric 

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I am not sure the above information is correct. The long yellow zinc self-tapered screw is not used in this trim panel. It is used for the hard plastic (later cars) or metal (earlier models) steering column cover. This cover is correctly shown in the realoem pages. The screws are long because they go through the top soft pad between the cluster and the steering wheel

 

Your pad (part #9) screws on that plastic/metal cover with four much shorter self taping screws. I can take off mine tomorrow and figure the type


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12 hours ago, Themis said:

I am not sure the above information is correct. The long yellow zinc self-tapered screw is not used in this trim panel. It is used for the hard plastic (later cars) or metal (earlier models) steering column cover. This cover is correctly shown in the realoem pages. The screws are long because they go through the top soft pad between the cluster and the steering whee

Themis, you are correct. After a little more inspection, the screws in question would be narrower than a #14, and definitely not as long (lest they pierce the electronics of the wiper switch). For some more clarity, I took a few more photos, and you can see that I am looking to fix Part #9 in the realoem drawing to the plastic part via the areas indicated by the red arrows below. The last photo is me holding the piece up to the bottom of the steering column for reference. 

 

Ric

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Had to install knee bolster but was missing screws; this post actually never gets to the correct answer of the proper screws.

The correct screws are M3.9 x 16mm pan head phillips tapping (AKA sheet metal) screws. (13mm long would also probably work if you have them)

These screw into the steering column cover at the front and the bottom edge of the dash at the rear. You need 4

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