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    Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

    Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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    Removal & Installation



    1998-1999


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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-1998-1999



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    Fig. Instrument panel retaining clip locations-1998-1999


    NOTE
    Be sure to disarm the SRS system, prior to working on the vehicle. Turn the ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least three minutes before starting any work.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead direction.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    6.  
    7. Remove the steering wheel.
    8.  
    9. Remove the steering column cover (1).
    10.  
    11. Remove the instrument lower panel (2) driver-s side.
    12.  
    13. Remove the four retaining screws and remove the cluster lid -A- (3).
    14.  
    15. Remove the six retaining screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter (4).
    16.  
    17. Remove the glove box (5).
    18.  
    19. Remove the passenger-s side air bag module (6).
    20.  
    21. Remove the two screws, disconnect the electrical harness and remove the instrument stay cover (7).
    22.  
    23. Remove the two retaining screws and remove the cluster lid -C- (8).
    24.  
    25. Remove the four retaining screws, disconnect the electrical connector and remove the audio and deck pocket (9).
    26.  
    27. Remove the ACSD main switch (10).
    28.  
    29. Remove the two screws, disconnect the electrical harness and remove the meter cover (11).
    30.  
    31. Remove the four screws, disconnect the control cables and remove the heater/AC control (12).
    32.  
    33. Remove the front garnish panel.
    34.  
    35. Remove the three nuts and two bolts and remove the instrument panel (14).
    36.  
    37. As required, remove the center console (15), cup holder (16) and shifter boot assembly (17).
    38.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    2.  

    2000-2001


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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-2000-2001



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    Fig. Instrument panel retaining clip locations-2000-2001


    NOTE
    Be sure to disarm the SRS system, prior to working on the vehicle. Turn the ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least three minutes before starting any work.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead direction.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    6.  
    7. Remove the five retaining screws and remove the steering column cover (1).
    8.  
    9. Remove the two retaining screws and remove the lower instrument panel (2) driver-s side.
    10.  
    11. Remove the two retaining bolts and remove the knee bolster (3).
    12.  
    13. Remove the steering column assembly.
    14.  
    15. Remove the four retaining screws and remove the cluster lid -A- (5).
    16.  
    17. Remove the six retaining screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter (6).
    18.  
    19. Remove the glove box (7).
    20.  
    21. Remove the passenger-s side air bag module (8).
    22.  
    23. Remove the two screws, disconnect the electrical harness and remove the instrument stay cover (9).
      NOTE
      If equipped with the 3.3L engine and automatic transmission, remove the four screws and disconnect the electrical connectors.

    24.  
    25. Remove the two retaining screws and remove the cluster lid -C- (10).
    26.  
    27. Remove the four retaining screws and remove the audio unit (11).
    28.  
    29. Remove the two retaining screws, disconnect the electrical connector and remove the meter cover (12).
    30.  
    31. Remove the four screws, disconnect the control cables and remove the heater/AC control (13).
    32.  
    33. Remove the front garnish panel.
    34.  
    35. Remove the three nuts and two bolts and remove the instrument panel (15).
    36.  
    37. As required, remove the center console (16), cup holder (17) and shifter boot assembly (18).
    38.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    2.  

    2002-2004
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect both the negative (1st) and positive (2nd) battery cables.
    4.  
    5. Remove the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
      1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
        CAUTION
        Wait 3 minutes after disconnecting the battery cables and turning the ignition switch to the OFF position before servicing the air bag system.

      2.  
      3. Remove the lower lid and disconnect the driver-s air bag module connector.
      4.  
      5. Remove both side lids.
      6.  
      7. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® Wrench size T50, remove the special bolts from both sides of the steering wheel and discard them.
      8.  
      9. Remove the SRS module from the steering wheel.
        CAUTION
        Always store the SRS module face up.

      10.  
      11. Position the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
      12.  
      13. Disconnect the horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut.
      14.  
      15. Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
      16.  

    6.  
    7. Remove the passenger-s side air bag by disconnecting or removing the following items:
      1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
      2.  
      3. Open the glove box door.
      4.  
      5. Working inside the glove box, open the lower instrument panel lid.
      6.  
      7. Remove the passenger-s air bag module connector clip from the lid.
      8.  
      9. Disconnect the passenger-s SRS module connector.
      10.  
      11. Remove the glove box and the lower passenger-s side instrument panel.
      12.  
      13. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® Wrench size T50, remove the SRS module-to-instrument panel special bolts and discard them.
      14.  
      15. Remove the 4 SRS module-to-instrument panel mounting nuts.
      16.  
      17. Release the SRS module-to-instrument panel clips and remove the SRS module.
        CAUTION
        Always store the SRS module face up.

      18.  

    8.  
    9. Remove the glove box and the mating trim.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the thermal amp connector.
    12.  
    13. Remove the air conditioning housing assembly from the vehicle.
    14.  
    15. Remove the instrument panel assembly by performing the following procedure:
      1. Remove the 4 steering column cover screws; then, separate and remove the steering column covers.
      2.  
      3. Remove the 2 driver-s side lower instrument panel screws and the lower instrument panel.
      4.  
      5. Remove the 4 cluster cover screws and the cluster cover.
      6.  
      7. Remove the 6 combination meter screws; then, disconnect the combination meter electrical connector and remove the meter.
      8.  
      9. Remove the 2 glove box screws and the glove box.
      10.  
      11. Remove the 2 instrument stay cover screws; then, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the stay cover.
      12.  
      13. Remove the 2 cluster lid -C- screws; then, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the cluster lid -C-.
      14.  
      15. Remove the 4 audio and deck pocket screws; then, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the audio and deck pocket.
      16.  
      17. Disconnect the ASCD main switch connector.
      18.  
      19. Remove the 2 meter cover screws; then, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the meter cover.
      20.  
      21. Remove the 4 air conditioning-heater control screws; then, disconnect the control cables and remove the air conditioning-heater control.
      22.  
      23. Remove the front pillar garnish.
      24.  
      25. Remove the 3 instrument panel assembly nuts and 2 bolts; then, remove the instrument panel.

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        Fig. Instrument panel and related components-2002-2004



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        Fig. Instrument panel retaining clip locations-2002-2004



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        Fig. Steering wheel and SRS module and related components-2002 Frontier



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        Fig. Passenger-s side SRS module and related components-2002 Frontier

      26.  

    16.  

    To install:

    1. Install the instrument panel assembly by performing the following procedure:
      1. Install the instrument panel and the 3 instrument panel assembly nuts and 2 bolts.
      2.  
      3. Install the front pillar garnish.
      4.  
      5. Install the air conditioning-heater control, connect the control cables and install the 4 air conditioning/heater control screws.
      6.  
      7. Install the meter cover, connect the electrical harness connectors and install the 2 meter cover screws.
      8.  
      9. Connect the ASCD main switch connector.
      10.  
      11. Install the audio and deck pocket, connect the electrical harness connectors and install the 4 audio and deck pocket screws.
      12.  
      13. Install the cluster lid -C-, connect the electrical harness connectors and install the 2 cluster lid -C- screws.
      14.  
      15. Install the stay cover, connect the electrical harness connectors and the 2 instrument stay cover screws.
      16.  
      17. Install the glove box and the 2 glove box screws.
      18.  
      19. Install the meter, connect the combination meter electrical connector and install the 6 combination meter screws.
      20.  
      21. Install the cluster cover and the 4 cluster cover screws.
      22.  
      23. Install the lower instrument panel and the 2 driver-s side lower instrument panel screws.
      24.  
      25. Install the steering column covers and the 4 steering column cover screws.
      26.  

    2.  
    3. Install the air conditioning housing assembly to the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Connect the thermal amp connector.
    6.  
    7. Install the glove box and the mating trim.
    8.  
    9. Install the passenger-s side air bag by performing the following procedure:
      1. Install the SRS module and secure the SRS module-to-instrument panel clips.
      2.  
      3. Install the 4 SRS module-to-instrument panel mounting nuts.
      4.  
      5. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® Wrench size T50, install the new special SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts.
      6.  
      7. Install the lower passenger-s side instrument panel and the glove box.
      8.  
      9. Connect the passenger-s SRS module connector.
      10.  
      11. Install the passenger-s air bag module connector clip to the lid.
      12.  
      13. Inside the glove box, close the lower instrument panel lid.
      14.  
      15. Close the glove box door.
      16.  

    10.  
    11. Install the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
      1. Align the spiral cable pin guide and install the steering wheel by pulling the spiral cable connectors through it.
      2.  
      3. Connect the horn connector and connect the spiral cable by aligning the pawls in the steering wheel.
      4.  
      5. Install the steering wheel nut and torque it to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).
      6.  
      7. Install the SRS module to the steering wheel.
      8.  
      9. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® Wrench size T50, install the new special bolts to both sides of the steering wheel.
      10.  
      11. Install the lower lid and disconnect the driver-s air bag module connector.
      12.  
      13. Install both side lids.
      14.  
      15. Rotate the steering wheel fully right and left to make sure that the spiral cable is set in the neutral position.
      16.  

    12.  
    13. Connect both the positive (1st) and negative (2nd) battery cables.
    14.  

    2005

    NOTE
    Be sure to disarm the SRS system, prior to working on the vehicle. Turn the ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least three minutes before starting any work.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead direction.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    6.  
    7. Position the front seats in the rearmost position on the seat tracks. Remove the lower instrument panel.
    8.  
    9. Remove the cluster lid -C-. Remove the transmission trim panel. Remove the center console screws. Disconnect the electrical connectors. Remove the center console.

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      Fig. Center console and related components-2005

    10.  
    11. Remove the upper front pillar trim panel. Remove the steering lock escutcheon. Remove the cluster lid -A-. Remove the combination meter. Disconnect the electrical connections.
    12.  
    13. Remove the optical sensor. Remove the audio unit. Remove the cluster lid -D-.
    14.  
    15. Remove the glove box. Remove the two bolts, through the glove box opening, retaining the front passenger-s side air bag module to the steering member. Disconnect the air bag module connectors.
    16.  
    17. Remove the instrument stay right side and left side bolts. Remove the instrument panel.

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      Fig. Instrument panel and related components-2005

    18.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    2.  

     
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