Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Instrument Cluster

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12



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Fig. Fig. 1: To access the instrument cluster mounting screws, remove the lower bezel ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and the driver's side end cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... to access the upper trim bezel screws. After removing all of the screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... carefully pull the upper bezel from the instrument panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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CAUTION
The models covered by this guide are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which utilizes a driver and passenger side air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.



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Fig. Fig. 5: Once the bezel is removed, the instrument cluster mounting screws can be removed (two on each side)

  1. Disable the air bag system.
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  3. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, perform the following;
    1. Remove the lower steering column cover.
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    3. Remove the knee blocker reinforcement panel from under the steering column.
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    5. Remove the indicator cable loop.

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      Fig. Fig. 6: After the mounting serews are removed, reach behind the cluster and unplug the electrical connectors ...



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      Fig. Fig. 7: ... and remove the cluster from the instrument panel

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    7. Remove the clip securing the gear shift cable end to the gear selector adapter.
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    9. Pull the cable end from the gear selector.
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  5. Remove the instrument cluster bezel.
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  7. Remove the mounting screws securing the instrument cluster to the instrument panel.
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  9. Rotate the top of the cluster outward.
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  11. Disengage the wiring harness connectors from behind the cluster assembly.
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  13. Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, carefully guide the range indicator cable and guide tube through the opening to avoid any possible damage.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Instrument cluster mounting detail (models with a mechanical transmission range indicator)



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Fig. Fig. 9: Range indicator cable mounting detail

To install:
  1. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, verify the free travel of the range indicator cable from P to 1 by gently pulling on the cable, then relaxing the cable. Do NOT snap the cable once it is pulled.
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  3. Position the instrument cluster assembly into the instrument panel by leading the bottom of the cluster in first, plug in the wiring harness connector(s), and rotate upward. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, route the indicator cable and guide tube through the opening in the instrument panel.
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Fig. Fig. 10: On models with a mechanical transmission range indicator, the cable must be accessed by removing the lower steering column cover. Remove the mounting fasteners, and lower the cover ...



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Fig. Fig. 11: ... disconnect the parking brake cable ...



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Fig. Fig. 12: and remove the reinforcement

  1. Install and tighten the instrument cluster mounting screws.
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  3. Install the instrument cluster bezel.
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  5. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, install the indicator cable and guide tube. Install the cable retaining clips.
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  7. Install the knee blocker reinforcement panel.
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  9. Install the lower steering column cover.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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