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    Infiniti Car 1998-05

    Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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    Removal & Installation



    G20
    1998-2001
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx®wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       
      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Dash side and floor trim
       
      Steering column cover screws and the covers
       
      Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
       
      Lower instrument panel screws and the panel at the driver-s side
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
       
      Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
       
      Cluster lid -C--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
       
      Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
       
      Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
       
      Audio center-to-instrument panel bolts, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the audio center
       
      Air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the air conditioning control unit
       
      Console finisher clips and the console finisher
       
      Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
       
      Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
       

    6.  
    7. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Open the glove box and remove the SRS module cover
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Glove box assembly
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the instrument panel
       

    8.  
    9. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Lower instrument cover clip and the cover
       
      Lower instrument panel center-to-instrument panel screws and the panel
       
      Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-G20



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-G20

       

    10.  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
       
      Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
       

    2.  
    3. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

      SRS module to the instrument panel
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm)
       
      Glove box assembly
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      SRS module cover
       

    4.  
    5. Install or connect the following:

      Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Console finisher and engage the clips
       
      Air conditioning control unit, connect the electrical connectors and Install the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Audio center, connect the electrical connectors and Install the audio center-to-instrument panel bolts
       
      Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and Install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Cluster lid -A-, connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Cluster lid -C-, connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts
       
      Lower instrument panel and the panel screws at the driver-s side
       
      Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
       
      Steering column covers and the cover screws
       
      Dash side and floor trim
       

    6.  
    7. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

      Steering wheel to the steering column
       
      Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
       
      SRS module to the steering wheel
       
      Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       

    8.  
    9. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    10.  

    2002
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx®wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       
      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Dash side and floor trim
       
      Steering column cover screws and the covers
       
      Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
       
      Lower instrument panel screws and the panel at the driver-s side
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
       
      Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
       
      Cluster lid -C--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
       
      Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
       
      Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
       
      Audio center-to-instrument panel bolts, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the audio center
       
      Air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the air conditioning control unit
       
      Console finisher clips and the console finisher
       
      Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
       
      Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
       

    6.  
    7. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Open the glove box and remove the SRS module cover
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Glove box assembly
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the instrument panel
       

    8.  
    9. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Lower instrument cover clip and the cover
       
      Lower instrument panel center-to-instrument panel screws and the panel
       
      Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-G20



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-G20

       

    10.  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
       
      Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
       

    2.  
    3. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

      SRS module to the instrument panel
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm)
       
      Glove box assembly
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      SRS module cover
       

    4.  
    5. Install or connect the following:

      Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Console finisher and engage the clips
       
      Air conditioning control unit, connect the electrical connectors and Install the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Audio center, connect the electrical connectors and Install the audio center-to-instrument panel bolts
       
      Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and Install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Cluster lid -A-, connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Cluster lid -C-, connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts
       
      Lower instrument panel and the panel screws at the driver-s side
       
      Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
       
      Steering column covers and the cover screws
       
      Dash side and floor trim
       

    6.  
    7. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

      Steering wheel to the steering column
       
      Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
       
      SRS module to the steering wheel
       
      Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       

    8.  
    9. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    10.  

    G35
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove shift knob (manual transmission)/gear selector knob (automatic transmission).
    4.  
    5. Place selector lever in DRIVE position (automatic transmission).
    6.  
    7. Insert a thin flat-bladed screwdriver wrapped with tape from behind console boot/console finisher and remove metal clip(s) on back, then remove clips at front (automatic transmission). Then pull up and back to disengage from console.
      WARNING
      Guide pin inserted into automatic transmission device guide can be easily broken; exercise caution during removal.

    8.  
    9. Disconnect hazard switch harness connector, and remove console boot/console finisher.
    10.  
    11. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Cluster Lid -C- side finisher screws (left and right) and pawls; remove finisher
       
      Upper Cluster Lid finisher clips and pawls; remove finisher
       
      Lower Cluster Lid finisher clips and pawls; remove finisher
       
      Instrument Panel finisher -B- clips; remove finisher
       
      Cluster Lid -C- screws; disconnect display/audio unit harness connector and remove unit
       
      Driver Side Lower Instrument Panel screws and clips; disconnect harness connectors and remove panel
       
      Hood lock cable and grommet
       
      Front lower steering column cover
       
      Upper and lower side steering column covers
       
      Lighting and turn signal switch
       
      Wiper and washer switch
       
      Lower knee protector
       
      Steering column lock escutcheon
       
      Cluster Lid -A- bolts; disconnect combination meter and mirror control switch harness connectors and remove cluster lid
       
      Left and right front kick panels
       
      Left and right dash side finishers
       
      Right side lower instrument panel cover
       
      Glove box assembly
       
      Left and right Instrument Side Panels
       
      Center box assembly
       
      Navigation Control Unit screws and harness connector; remove control unit
       
      Passenger side Air Bag Module
       
      Center console
       
      Display and Amplifier Assembly screws and harness connector; remove assembly
       
      Left and right front defroster grilles
       
      Left side ventilator grille
       
      Center ventilator grille
       
      Left and right front pillar garnish
       
      Lower steering column and remove instrument panel bolts and screws; remove instrument panel and pad through passenger-side door
       

    12.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly-2002-2004 G35



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly-2005-2006 G35

    2.  

    I30
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:
      CAUTION
      Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       



      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove the instrument panel assembly.
    6.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    2.  
    3. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

      Steering wheel to the steering column
       
      Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
       
      SRS module to the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       

    4.  
    5. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part one)-1998-1999 I30



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part two)-1998-1999 I30



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part one)-2000-2001 I30



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part two)-2000-2001 I30

    6.  

    I35
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:
      CAUTION
      Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       



      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Instrument panel assembly
       
      Front seats, as required.
       

    6.  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Front seats, as required.
       
      Instrument panel assembly
       

    2.  
    3. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

      Steering wheel to the steering column
       
      Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
       
      SRS module to the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       

    4.  
    5. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    6.  

    M45
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Steering lock cover
       
      Steering column upper and lower covers
       
      Driver side lower instrument panel cover
       
      Top instrument cluster cover
       
      Combination meter
       
      Inner instrument cluster panel
       
      Instrument cluster
       
      Clock
       
      Automatic transmission shift lever cover
       
      Cup holder
       
      Ashtray and center lower panel
       
      Console upper finish panel
       
      Audio unit
       
      Instrument panel lower cover
       
      Glove box
       
      Glove box cover
       
      CD unit
       
      Center ventilation grille
       
      Console box assembly
       
      Front defroster grille
       
      Both A pillar trim panels
       
      Ignition key lamp and instrument panel bracket
       
      Instrument panel reinforcement bracket
       
      Instrument panel and pad

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly-M45

       

    4.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:
    2.  
    3. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    4.  

    Q45
    1998-2001
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       
      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Dash side lower finishers
       
      Steering column cover screws and the covers
       
      Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
       
      Lower instrument panel screws/bolts and the panel. Disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor at the driver-s side
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
       
      Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
       
      Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
       
      Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
       
      Cluster lid -D-
       
      Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
       
      Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
       

    6.  
    7. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:
      CAUTION
      Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



      Lower instrument panel cover
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the instrument panel
       

    8.  
    9. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Center ventilation grille using a suitable prytool
       
      Lock console
       
      Card pocket assembly screws and the assembly
       
      Console finisher clips and the console finisher
       
      Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the panel
       
      Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
       
      Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
       
      Connectors and remove the sunload sensor
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2001-2003 Q45



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Instrument panel and related components (part one)-1998-2001 Q45



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Instrument panel and related components (part two)-1998-2001 Q45

       

    10.  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
       
      Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
       
      Center ventilation grille
       
      Lock console
       
      Card pocket assembly and the assembly screws
       
      Console finisher and engage the clips
       
      Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit panel, connect the electrical connectors and install the panel-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Defroster grilles and connect the connector
       
      Sunload sensor and connectors
       

    2.  
    3. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

      SRS module to the instrument panel
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower instrument panel cover
       
      Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       

    4.  
    5. Install or connect the following:

      Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Cluster lid -D-
       
      Steering lock escutcheon and the escutcheon screws
       
      Cluster lid -A- and the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts.
       
      Electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor; then, install the lower instrument panel and the panel screws/bolts at the driver-s side
       
      Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
       
      Steering column covers and the cover screws
       
      Dash side lower finishers
       

    6.  
    7. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

      Steering wheel to the steering column
       
      Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
       
      SRS module to the steering wheel
       
      Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       

    8.  
    9. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    10.  

    2002-2003
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       
      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Dash side lower finishers
       
      Steering column cover screws and the covers
       
      Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
       
      Lower instrument panel screws/bolts and the panel. Disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor at the driver-s side
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
       
      Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
       
      Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
       
      Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
       
      Cluster lid -D-
       
      Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
       
      Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
       

    6.  
    7. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:
      CAUTION
      Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



      Lower instrument panel cover
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the instrument panel
       

    8.  
    9. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Center ventilation grille using a suitable prytool
       
      Lock console
       
      Card pocket assembly screws and the assembly
       
      Console finisher clips and the console finisher
       
      Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the panel
       
      Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
       
      Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
       
      Connectors and remove the sunload sensor
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2002-2003 Q45



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2002-2003 Q45

       

    10.  

    To install:

    1. Assemble and install the heater core to the heater housing.
    2.  
    3. Install or connect the following:

      Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
       
      Front pillar garnish
       
      Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
       
      Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
       
      Center ventilation grille
       
      Lock console
       
      Card pocket assembly and the assembly screws
       
      Console finisher and engage the clips
       
      Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit panel, connect the electrical connectors and install the panel-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Defroster grilles and connect the connector
       
      Sunload sensor and connectors
       

    4.  
    5. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

      SRS module to the instrument panel
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower instrument panel cover
       
      Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
       

    6.  
    7. Install or connect the following:

      Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Cluster lid -D-
       
      Steering lock escutcheon and the escutcheon screws
       
      Cluster lid -A- and the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
       
      Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
       
      Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts.
       
      Electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor; then, install the lower instrument panel and the panel screws/bolts at the driver-s side
       
      Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
       
      Steering column covers and the cover screws
       
      Dash side lower finishers
       

    8.  
    9. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

      Steering wheel to the steering column
       
      Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
       
      SRS module to the steering wheel
       
      Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       

    10.  
    11. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    12.  

    2004-2005
    1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
      CAUTION
      After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

    2.  
    3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

      Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module electrical connector
       
      Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
       
      SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T30 Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the steering wheel
       
      Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
       
      Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
       
      Steering wheel from the steering column
       

    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect the following:
      CAUTION
      Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



      Steering column cover screws and the covers
       
      Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
       
      Cluster lid -D-
       
      Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
       
      Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
       
      Cluster lid -C-
       
      Visual display unit
       
      Clock
       
      Ashtray and then the center lower cluster lid
       
      Automatic transmission finish panel
       
      Cup holder
       
      Center console box
       
      CD changer and audio unit
       
      Instrument panel lower cover
       
      Glove box
       
      Glove box upper finish panel
       
      Glove box opening cover
       
      Instrument panel reinforcement
       
      Passenger SRS module electrical connector
       
      SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a Torx® wrench
       
      SRS module from the instrument panel
       



      Hood release lever
       
      Driver side lower instrument panel cover
       
      Knee protector
       
      Instrument panel mask
       
      Front pillar garnishes
       
      Ignition key lamp and instrument panel bracket
       
      Remove 2 bolts and lower the steering column
       
      Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

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      Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2004-2005 Q45



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      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2004-2005 Q45

       

    6.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:
      1. Tighten the driver air bag module screws to 44-121 inch lbs. (4-14 Nm).
      2.  
      3. Tighten the passenger air bag module bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
      4.  
      5. Tighten the steering column bolts to 11-13 ft. lbs. (15-18 Nm).
      6.  
      7. Tighten the steering wheel nut to 23-28 ft. lbs. (30-39 Nm).
      8.  

    2.  
    3. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
    4.  

     
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