Dashboard Center Panel Removal/InstallationNOTE:
- Put on gloves to protect your hands.
- Do not pry the panel surface with a flat-tip screwdriver, to prevent damage.
- Take care not to scratch the dashboard and related parts.
|1.||Remove these items:|
|2.||Remove the screw (A). Detach the clips (B) and release the hooks (C) by pulling the center lower cover (D) down, by hand.|
|3.||Disconnect the heater control unit connectors (D), and release the unit harness (E) from the clamp.|
|4.||In the inner glove box opening, disconnect the recirculation control cable and the mode control cable (B), and from under the dashboard, disconnect the air mix control cable (C):|
|5.||From the glove box and driver's dashboard lower cover openings, loosen the bolts securing the center panel (A).|
|6.||Using a wrench, carefully insert a wrench from the inner glove box opening, and push a panel clip on the glove box side from back of the center panel (A) to release it. LHD is shown, RHD is symmetrical.|
|7.||Pull out the center panel (A) to release the clips (B, C), and disconnect the heater control switch connector (D), antenna lead (E), rear deffoger switch connector (F) and if equipped, navigation unit connectors (G) and GPS antenna connector (H). Detach the harness clips(I) from both center panel brackets. Then remove the center panel:|
|8.||Install the panel in the reverse order of removal, and make sure each connector is plugged in properly, and antenna lead and cables are connected properly.|