Dashboard Center Panel Removal/Installation

  • 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.

Without A/C 

With A/C 

3.Disconnect the heater control unit connectors (E) (without A/C) or climate control unit connector (F) (with A/C), and release the unit harness (G) from the clamp.

4.Without A/C: In the inner glove box opening, disconnect the recirculation control cable (A) and the mode control cable (B), and from under the dashboard, disconnect the air mix control cable (C):

  • Take care not to bend any cables.
  • LHD is shown, RHD is symmetrical.


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 connectors:

  • Without A/C: Heater control switch connector (D) and rear deffoger switch connector (E)
  • Without navigation system: Audio unit connectors (F) and antenna lead (G)
  • With navigation system: Navigation unit connectors (H), GPS antenna connector (I), and antenna lead (J)

Without navigation system 

With navigation system 

8.Detach the harness clips (K) from both center panel brackets (without A/C), then remove the center panel:

  • Take care not to bend any cables.
  • LHD is shown; RHD is symmetrical.

9.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.