Acura_MDX_2001-2006

Control Panel

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Removal & Installation



2001-02 Models
  1. Remove the center panel.
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  3. Remove the self-tapping screws and the climate control panel from the center panel.
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  5. Install the control panel in the reverse order of removal. After installation, operate the control panel controls to see whether it works properly.
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2003-06 Models
  1. Remove the dashboard center panel, as follows:
    NOTE
    Put on gloves to protect your hands. Take care not to scratch the dashboard and related parts.

    1. On vehicles without rear entertainment system, remove the center panel lower trim.
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    3. On vehicles with the rear entertainment system, remove the console panel and the DVD panel.
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    5. Remove the coin pocket (without rear entertainment system) and screws fastening the center lower cover.
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    7. Lower the center lower cover. Disconnect the accessory socket connector and detach the harness clip, then remove the cover.
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    9. Push the bottom clips back by hand, and pull out the bottom of the center panel.
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    11. Carefully detach the remaining clips (A, B) by hand, and pull out the center panel (C). Disconnect the climate control panel connector (D), interior lights switch connector (E), hazard warning switch connector (F), and the passenger's airbag off indicator connector (G). Take care not to scratch the dashboard with the panel clips.

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      Fig. Carefully detach the remaining clips (A, B) by hand, and pull out the center panel (C). Disconnect the climate control panel connector (D), interior lights switch connector (E), hazard warning switch connector (F), and the passenger's airbag off indicator connector (G). Take care not to scratch the dashboard with the panel clips

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  3. Remove the self-tapping screws and the climate control panel from the center panel.
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To install:

  1. Install the control panel in the reverse order of removal. After installation, operate the control panel controls to see if they work properly.
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  3. Install the center panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Make sure each connector is plugged in properly.
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    3. Push the clips into place securely.
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  5. Install the center lower cover in the reverse order of removal, and make sure the accessory socket connector is plugged in properly.
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