Altima 2007-2009

Instrument Panel 1

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008


WARNING
Before starting this procedure, note the following:



Disconnect both battery cables.
 
Never tamper with or force air bag lid open, as this may adversely affect air bag performance.
 
Be careful not to scratch instrument panel pad and other parts.
 

  1. Disconnect both battery terminals.
  2.  
  3. Remove the A-pillar finishers.
  4.  
  5. Put selector lever in the drive (D) position, then remove selector lever knob (CVT Models only).
  6.  
  7. Put the shift lever in neutral, then remove shift lever knob. (M/T Models only).
  8.  
  9. Remove the cluster lid D (1).

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    Fig. Remove the cluster lid D (1)

  10.  
  11. Remove console finisher.
  12.  
  13. Remove the storage bin (1) or CD changer finisher (if equipped).

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    Fig. Remove the storage bin (1)

  14.  
  15. Remove both instrument side masks (1).

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    Fig. Remove both instrument side masks (1)

  16.  
  17. Open the fuse block cover, remove the instrument lower cover screw (A), then remove the instrument lower cover (1). Disconnect the following harness connectors:

    In-vehicle sensor
     
    VDC switch
     
    Trunk lid release switch
     
    Disconnect the aspirator tube.

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    Fig. Open the fuse block cover, remove the instrument lower cover screw (A), then remove the instrument lower cover (1)

     

  18.  
  19. Remove both the console side finishers.
  20.  
  21. Remove the console upper screws (A).

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    Fig. Remove the console upper screws (A)

  22.  
  23. Remove the console side screws (A).

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    Fig. Remove the console side screws (A)

  24.  
  25. Remove both the console rear screw covers, then remove the rear screws (A), then remove the console assembly.

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    Fig. Remove both the console rear screw covers, then remove the rear screws (A), then remove the console assembly

  26.  
  27. Open the glove box door (1), remove the glove box assembly screws (A).

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    Fig. Open the glove box door (1), remove the glove box assembly screws (A)

  28.  
  29. Remove the glove box assembly lower screws (A), then remove the glove box assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the glove box assembly lower screws (A), then remove the glove box assembly

  30.  
  31. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in the Steering Section.
  32.  
  33. Remove the steering column screws (A), then remove both the steering wheel column upper (1) and lower (2) covers.

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    Fig. Remove the steering column screws (A), then remove both the steering wheel column upper (1) and lower (2) covers

  34.  
  35. Remove the cluster lid A (1).

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    Fig. Remove the cluster lid A (1)

  36.  
  37. Remove the combination meter screws (A), then remove the combination meter (1).
    1. Disconnect the harness connector.

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      Fig. Remove the combination meter screws (A), then remove the combination meter (1)

    2.  

  38.  
  39. Remove the combination switch, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  40.  
  41. Remove the center ventilator grilles (1).

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    Fig. Remove the center ventilator grilles (1)

  42.  
  43. Remove the cluster lid C assembly upper and lower screws (A), then remove the cluster lid C assembly (1).

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    Fig. Remove the cluster lid C assembly upper and lower screws (A), then remove the cluster lid C assembly (1)

    1. Disconnect the harness connectors.
    2.  

  44.  
  45. Remove both tweeter speaker grilles and disconnect the harness connectors.
  46.  
  47. Remove the passenger air bag bolt (A).

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    Fig. Remove the passenger air bag bolt (A)

  48.  
  49. Remove the remaining instrument panel screws (A).

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    Fig. Remove the remaining instrument panel screws (A)

  50.  
  51. Disconnect the audio harness connector located near the RH A-pillar.
  52.  
  53. Lift the instrument panel high enough in order to disconnect all the necessary harness connectors, then remove the instrument panel.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel

  54.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. If replacing the Instrument panel transfer all the necessary parts to the new instrument panel.
  2.  

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010


CAUTION



Disconnect both battery terminals.
 
Never tamper with or force air bag lid open, as this may adversely affect air bag performance.
 
Be careful not to scratch instrument panel pad and other parts.

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Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly

 

 
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