How to Remove IP Bezel on 2002 Alero

Does anyone know how to remove the instrument cluster bezel on a 2002 Alero. There are two screws in the top of the bezel. With these removed the bottom of the bezel does not want to come out. Any help
would be appreciated. There is a rattle in this area that is driving me crazy and I would like to be able to get in there and see what is loose or making contact with something else.
Thanks, Mike
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Try removing the panel under the dash, by your knees. There may be screws for the bottom of the bezel behind the bottom panel. If not, the bottom panel is most likely holding the bezel in place, once you remove it, yank really hard on the bezel.
Steve

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Look out OL' Mackies back! Don't use the Mackie way ( Yanking it ), you may bust the bezel in three pieces. Be best to have the service manual for the vehicle. It will show locations of screws, fastner etc. so it can be removed in the proper fashion.
He's right in saying possibly by removing the lower dash trim will expouse some other screws holdong on what you want to remove. It seems most of these dash pieces just snap into place. You just have to be careful prying them out. This is why its best to have the manual to go by.
Good luck.
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Hehe, okay, maybe I should clearify. Here's the actual steps I use in removing a bezel like this:
1. Remove all visible screws. 2. Pry on bezel so clips pop out on one corner so you can get your fingers behind it. 3. Pull all around until most clips are out. 4. Realize there are screw you missed. 5. Remove lower panel. 6. Remove screws you couldn't see before. 7. Pull on bezel popping out clips, bending bezel till it feels like it's going to break. 8. Check for more screws you missed, and remove them. 9. Pull on bezel popping out clips, bending bezel till it feels like it's going to break. 10. Look for more screws. 11. Pull on bezel popping out clips, bending bezel till it feels like it's going to break. 12. Stop, read manual. 13. Pull on bezel popping out clips, bending bezel till it feels like it's going to break. 14. Get pissed of and yank as hard as you can on it, bezel pops off. 15. Try to get bezel passed steering wheel. 16. Resorting to remove steering wheel, you realize your puller has Imperial bolts and won't fit in the Metric thread on the steering wheel. 17. Get pissed off, hit steering wheel with your fist. 18. Curse because it hurt. 19. Read manual. 20. Loosen bolts holding steering column in place, lower steering column the 1/4" you needed to get the bezel out. 21. Curse with a smile on your face.
Installation is in reverse of removal with some extra steps: 1. Curse at GM for using a different length screw for each hole. 2. Curse at yourself for loosing a screw that you need to keep the dash from rattling. 3. Realize you forgot to hook something up after you get the bezel back in. 4. Repeat removal instructions.

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