Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 4-CYL 1981-1995 Repair Information

Instrument Panel and Pad

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CAUTION
On vehicles equipped with air bags, it is important to disarm the system to prevent accidental deployment of the air bag and avoiding possible injury. To disarm the air bag system, simply detach the negative battery cable from the battery. Isolate the battery cable by taping up any exposed metal areas of the cable. This will keep the cable from accidentally contacting the battery and causing accidental deployment of the air bag. Allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, although 10 minutes is recommended to allow the dissipation of any residual energy. To arm the air bag system, reconnect the negative battery cable. This will automatically enable the air bag system.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Aires, Reliant, 400, 600, E-Class, Caravelle, Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron Sedan and TC by Maserati Models

See Figures 1 through 9

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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the A-pillar trim on either side of the door openings-1991 Acclaim shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the two hood release handle retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the lower steering column cover



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove lower left instrument panel silencer and reinforcement retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the lower left instrument panel silencer and reinforcement



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the instrument panel top cover



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Fig. Fig. 7: Location of pivot and mounting bolts of the instrument panel-early models shown



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Fig. Fig. 8: The positioning of the left and right panel silencers, which are removed prior to extraction of the instrument panel unit-late models shown



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Fig. Fig. 9: The locations of the pivot and top mounting bolts of the instrument panel-late models shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left and right A-pillar trim.
  4.  
  5. Remove left and right cowl side trim.
  6.  
  7. Remove the glove box assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove all necessary electrical relays above the glove box assembly area.
  10.  
  11. Reach through glove box opening and disconnect A/C control vacuum lines, radio noise suppressor wires and blower motor/cycling switch wires.
  12.  
  13. Remove hood release handle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the lower steering column cover.
  16.  
  17. Remove lower left instrument panel silencer and reinforcement.
  18.  
  19. Remove instrument panel center bezel.
  20.  
  21. Remove the floor console assembly, as outlined in this section.
  22.  
  23. Remove the radio, A/C control, lighter assembly and message center/traveler if so equipped.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect defroster hoses.
  26.  
  27. Remove the instrument panel top cover.
  28.  
  29. Remove the instrument cluster assembly.
  30.  
  31. Remove the radio and rear window defogger bezels.
  32.  
  33. Lower steering column.
  34.  
  35. Loosen instrument panel pivot bolts.
  36.  
  37. Remove screws which attach instrument panel to windshield fence line.
  38.  
  39. Allow panel to roll down slightly and disconnect all remaining electrical connections. Remove the panel pivot bolts and remove instrument panel assembly from vehicle.
  40.  

To install:
  1. Position the instrument panel assembly in the vehicle and reconnect all necessary electrical connections. Install and evenly tighten the instrument panel pivot bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install and tighten the screws which attach the instrument panel to the windshield fence line.
  4.  
  5. Install the steering column.
  6.  
  7. Install the radio and rear window defogger bezels.
  8.  
  9. Install the cluster assembly.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect the defroster hoses.
  12.  
  13. Install the radio, A/C control, lighter assembly and message center/traveler as equipped.
  14.  
  15. Install the floor console assembly.
  16.  
  17. Install the instrument panel center bezel.
  18.  
  19. Install the lower left instrument reinforcement and panel silencer.
  20.  
  21. Install the lower steering column cover.
  22.  
  23. Install the hood release handle.
  24.  
  25. Working through the glove box opening, reconnect the A/C control vacuum lines, radio noise suppressor wires and blower motor/cycling switch wires (install all necessary relays at this time).
  26.  
  27. Install the glove box assembly.
  28.  
  29. Install the left and right cowl side trim.
  30.  
  31. Install the left and right A-pillar trim. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  32.  

New Yorker and Dynasty

See Figure 10

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Fig. Fig. 10: Various components of the glove box/ashtray assembly, which must be removed before extraction of the instrument panel is possible

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left instrument panel silencer.
  4.  
  5. Remove the right and left cowl side and scuff plate trim molding.
  6.  
  7. Remove the right and left A-pillar trim molding.
  8.  
  9. Remove the panel top cover by pushing forward and prying up.
  10.  
  11. Unplug the bulkhead connector at the brace under the instrument panel left side.
  12.  
  13. Remove the glove box/ashtray module and right instrument panel silencer.
  14.  
  15. Remove the center panel support brace and air bag diagnostic module assembly.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the wiring to the air bag module.
  18.  
  19. Remove the upper and lower cluster bezels.
  20.  
  21. Remove the steering column cover.
  22.  
  23. Remove the steering column mounting nuts and lower the steering column.
  24.  
  25. Unhook the shift indicator cable eyelet from the steering column actuator.
  26.  
  27. Unlatch the lock tab in the shift indicator column insert and squeeze the legs together to remove from the steering column.
  28.  
  29. Remove the cluster assembly while guiding the transaxle range indicator guide tube through the access hole in the base panel.
  30.  
  31. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening support/hood release handle assembly.
  32.  
  33. Remove the steering column upper studs and loosen the side cowl tie-down bolts.
  34.  
  35. Remove the steering column tilt lever.
  36.  
  37. Remove the upper and lower lock housing shroud.
  38.  
  39. Remove the lower fixed shroud.
  40.  
  41. Remove the upper fixed shroud (snaps in place).
  42.  
  43. Disconnect the air bag pigtail, ignition switch and halo light/key buzzer switch wiring.
  44.  
  45. Disconnect the multi-function switch.
  46.  
  47. Disconnect the air bag pigtail from the wiring trough housing.
  48.  
  49. Remove the wiring trough from the steering column.
  50.  
  51. Remove the defroster ducts.
  52.  
  53. Remove the screws along the fence line and roll the panel down. Attach a hook to hold it in place.
  54.  
  55. Open the hood and remove the plenum grille.
  56.  
  57. Disconnect the washer bottle, resistor block and underhood lamp wiring. The washer bottle must be removed to gain access.
  58.  
  59. Remove the grommet and pull the plenum wiring into the vehicle through the plenum panel.
  60.  
  61. Disconnect the right defroster hose from the instrument panel.
  62.  
  63. Disconnect the antenna cable.
  64.  
  65. Unplug all electrical wiring from the instrument panel.
  66.  
  67. Disconnect the A/C-heater control cables and vacuum hoses.
  68.  
  69. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  70.  

To install:
  1. Position the instrument panel into the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the A/C-heater control cables and vacuum hoses.
  4.  
  5. Attach all electrical wiring to the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Connect the antenna cable.
  8.  
  9. Connect the right defroster hose to the instrument panel.
  10.  
  11. Push the plenum wiring into the engine bay through the plenum panel. Install the grommet.
  12.  
  13. Install the washer bottle. Connect the washer bottle, resistor block and underhood lamp wiring.
  14.  
  15. Install the plenum grille.
  16.  
  17. Position the instrument panel up, then install the screws along the fence line.
  18.  
  19. Install the defroster ducts.
  20.  
  21. Install the wiring trough onto the steering column.
  22.  
  23. Connect the air bag pigtail to the wiring trough housing.
  24.  
  25. Connect the multi-function switch.
  26.  
  27. Connect the air bag pigtail, ignition switch and halo light/key buzzer switch wiring.
  28.  
  29. Install the upper fixed shroud (snaps in place).
  30.  
  31. Install the lower fixed shroud.
  32.  
  33. Install the upper and lower lock housing shroud.
  34.  
  35. Install the steering column tilt lever.
  36.  
  37. Install the steering column upper studs and tighten the side cowl tie-down bolts.
  38.  
  39. Install the instrument panel steering column opening support/hood release handle assembly.
  40.  
  41. Install the cluster assembly while guiding the transaxle range indicator guide tube through the access hole in the base panel.
  42.  
  43. Latch the lock tab in the shift indicator column insert.
  44.  
  45. Attach the shift indicator cable eyelet to the steering column actuator.
  46.  
  47. Raise the steering column and install the steering column mounting nuts.
  48.  
  49. Install the steering column cover.
  50.  
  51. Install the upper and lower cluster bezels.
  52.  
  53. Attach the wiring to the air bag module.
  54.  
  55. Install the center panel support brace and air bag diagnostic module assembly.
  56.  
  57. Install the glove box/ashtray module and right instrument panel silencer.
  58.  
  59. Attach the bulkhead connector at the brace under the instrument panel left side.
  60.  
  61. Install the panel top cover by snapping it in place.
  62.  
  63. Install the right and left A-pillar trim molding.
  64.  
  65. Install the right and left cowl side and scuff plate trim molding.
  66.  
  67. Install the left instrument panel silencer.
  68.  
  69. Connect the negative battery cable.
  70.  

Daytona, LeBaron Coupe and LeBaron Convertible Models

See Figure 11

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Fig. Fig. 11: Before the instrument panel can be removed, these various components must first be removed

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the instrument panel center bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  6.  
  7. Remove the left under panel silencer.
  8.  
  9. Set the parking brake.
  10.  
  11. Remove the console side carpet panels.
  12.  
  13. Remove the center console.
  14.  
  15. Remove the transmission range clip and cable loop end from the post on the gear shifter.
  16.  
  17. Remove the adjuster from the tab on the gear shifter bracket, by pushing in the locking knob on the adjuster and sliding the adjuster off of the tab on the gear shifter bracket.
  18.  
  19. Remove the 2 screws and slide the air bag diagnostic module out of the right side of the instrument panel center stack area. Disconnect the wiring.
  20.  
  21. Remove the screw from the instrument panel dimmer module at the left of the steering column and lower module.
  22.  
  23. Remove the fuse block.
  24.  
  25. Remove the hood release handle.
  26.  

  1. Remove the flasher relay from the bracket on the center distribution duct.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screw from the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) sensor motor assembly and unhook it from the bracket, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Remove the radio ground screw above the flasher relay mount.
  6.  
  7. Remove the center distribution duct screw from the left instrument panel lower brace, then remove the 4 screws to remove the left lower brace.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 5 nuts on the steering column and drop the column. Remove the 2 upper column attaching studs.
  10.  
  11. Remove the CD player or cubby box.
  12.  
  13. Remove the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Electronic Navigator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the radio.
  16.  
  17. Remove the ATC or A/C-heater controls.
  18.  
  19. Remove the rear window defogger switch.
  20.  
  21. Remove the cluster lower trim bezel, switch pod vent grille, speaker grilles and defroster grilles.
  22.  
  23. Remove the switch pod assembly.
  24.  
  25. Remove the cluster assembly.
  26.  
  27. Remove the dash speakers.
  28.  
  29. Snap out the bezel with or without the message center, then disconnect the wiring.
  30.  
  31. Open the glove box door, squeeze the sides and roll the glove box completely open. Remove the glove box light switch and disconnect the wiring.
  32.  
  33. Loosen the right side cowl pivot bolt through the glove box opening, then close the glove box.
  34.  
  35. Loosen the left cowl side pivot bolt.
  36.  
  37. Remove the four screw attachments at the top of the instrument panel and roll the panel out.
  38.  
  39. Pull the wiring, antenna cable, A/C cable and vacuum lines out of the instrument panel. Disconnect the defroster hose and remove the instrument panel with the ducts still attached.
  40.  

To install:
  1. Transfer the ducts and brackets onto the new panel.
  2.  
  3. Position the new instrument panel in the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Route the wiring, antenna cable, A/C cable and vacuum lines into the new instrument panel. Connect the defroster hose.
  6.  
  7. Roll the panel up, then install the four screw attachments at the top of the instrument panel.
  8.  
  9. Install the left cowl side pivot bolt.
  10.  
  11. Open the glove box door, squeeze the sides and roll the glove box completely open. Install the glove box light switch and connect the wiring.
  12.  
  13. Install the right side cowl pivot bolt through the glove box opening. Close the glove box.
  14.  
  15. Connect the wiring to the message center, then snap in the bezel.
  16.  
  17. Install the dash speakers.
  18.  
  19. Install the cluster assembly.
  20.  
  21. Install the switch pod assembly.
  22.  
  23. Install the cluster lower trim bezel, switch pod vent grille, speaker grilles and defroster grilles.
  24.  
  25. Install the rear window defogger switch.
  26.  
  27. Install the ATC or A/C-heater controls.
  28.  
  29. Install the radio.
  30.  
  31. Install the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Electronic Navigator.
  32.  
  33. Install the CD player or cubby box.
  34.  
  35. Install the 2 upper column attaching studs. Raise the steering column, then install the 5 nuts on the steering column.
  36.  
  37. Install the 4 screws to hold the left lower brace, then install the center distribution duct screw from the left instrument panel lower brace.
  38.  
  39. Install the radio ground screw above the flasher relay mount.
  40.  
  41. Install the screw in the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) sensor motor assembly and attach it to the bracket, if equipped.
  42.  
  43. Install the flasher relay on the bracket on the center distribution duct.
  44.  
  45. Install the hood release handle.
  46.  
  47. Install the fuse block.
  48.  
  49. Install the screw in the instrument panel dimmer module at the left of the steering column and lower module.
  50.  
  51. Connect the air bag diagnostic module wiring. Slide the air bag diagnostic module into the right side of the instrument panel center stack area, then install the 2 screws.
  52.  
  53. Insert the transaxle range cable into the adjuster and line it up with the end of the adjuster.
  54.  

The transaxle range indicator must be adjusted with the gear shifter in low position.

  1. Check the gear selector indicator for proper alignment.
  2.  
  3. Attach the transaxle range clip to the adjuster to secure the cable.
  4.  
  5. Install the center console.
  6.  
  7. Install the console side carpet panels.
  8.  
  9. Release the parking brake.
  10.  
  11. Install the left under panel silencer.
  12.  
  13. Install the upper and lower steering column covers.
  14.  
  15. Install the instrument panel center bezel.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  

Sundance and Shadow Models

See Figure 12

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Fig. Fig. 12: The location of the pivot and top attaching bolts for removal and installation of the instrument panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms.
  4.  
  5. Open the hood and remove the cowl top plastic cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the windshield washer reservoir.
  8.  
  9. Pull the connector loose from the A/C resistor block, then push the wiring and grommet through the bulkhead into the passenger compartment.
  10.  
  11. Remove the center console assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the passive restraint seat belt logic control module wiring.
  14.  
  15. Remove the attaching nuts securing the instrument panel to the console support brace.
  16.  
  17. Remove the instrument panel-to-console support brace with the air bag system diagnostic module attached.
  18.  
  19. Remove the right and left cowl side and scuff plate trim moldings.
  20.  
  21. Remove the left and right A-pillar trim moldings.
  22.  
  23. Remove the instrument panel top cover.
  24.  
  25. Remove the steering column cover.
  26.  
  27. Unplug the steering column wiring at the 25-way connector.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the parking brake, brake light and the speed control wiring.
  30.  
  31. Remove the 5 steering column support nuts and lower the steering column. Then remove the 2 steering column attaching studs.
  32.  
  33. Detach the engine harness wiring at the 18-way and 16-way connectors located on the left side panel support bracket.
  34.  
  35. Remove the glove box assembly.
  36.  
  37. Remove the panel top cover.
  38.  
  39. Loosen the panel roll down pivot bolts.
  40.  
  41. Remove the defroster duct adapter from the defroster duct.
  42.  
  43. Remove the screws which attach the instrument panel to the windshield fence line.
  44.  
  45. Roll the panel down, attach a heavy wire to hold it in position and remove the defroster duct retaining screws.
  46.  
  47. Detach the body wiring at the right side 18-way connector and the left side 25-way connector.
  48.  
  49. Separate the temperature mode cable at the in-line connector.
  50.  
  51. Unplug the resistor block and blower motor wiring connectors.
  52.  
  53. Detach the antenna cable.
  54.  
  55. Disconnect the left and right defroster hoses from the defroster outlets on the panel.
  56.  
  57. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  58.  

To install:
  1. Position the instrument panel into the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the left and right defroster to from the defroster outlets on the panel.
  4.  
  5. Attach the antenna cable.
  6.  
  7. Attach the resistor block and blower motor wiring connectors.
  8.  
  9. Install the temperature mode cable at the in-line connector.
  10.  
  11. Attach the body wiring at the right side 18-way connector and the left side 25-way connector.
  12.  
  13. Install the defroster duct retaining screws, then position the panel up.
  14.  
  15. Install the screws to attach the instrument panel to the windshield fence line.
  16.  
  17. Install the defroster duct adapter on the defroster duct.
  18.  
  19. Tighten the panel roll down pivot bolts.
  20.  
  21. Install the panel top cover.
  22.  
  23. Install the glove box assembly.
  24.  
  25. Attach the engine harness wiring at the 18-way and 16-way connectors located on the left side panel support bracket.
  26.  
  27. Raise the steering column, then install the 5 steering column support nuts and the 2 steering column attaching studs.
  28.  
  29. Connect the parking brake, brake light and the speed control wiring.
  30.  
  31. Attach the steering column 25-way connector.
  32.  
  33. Install the steering column cover.
  34.  
  35. Install the instrument panel top cover.
  36.  
  37. Install the left and right A-pillar trim moldings.
  38.  
  39. Install the right and left cowl side and scuff plate trim moldings.
  40.  
  41. Install the instrument panel-to-console support brace with the air bag system diagnostic module attached.
  42.  
  43. Install the attaching nuts securing the instrument panel to the console support brace.
  44.  
  45. Install the passive restraint seat belt logic control module wiring.
  46.  
  47. Install the center console assembly.
  48.  
  49. Route the wiring and grommet through the bulkhead into the engine compartment, then install the connector on the A/C resistor block.
  50.  
  51. Install the windshield washer reservoir.
  52.  
  53. Install the cowl top plastic cover.
  54.  
  55. Install the windshield wiper arms.
  56.  
  57. Connect the negative battery cable.
  58.  

Premier

See Figures 13, 14 and 15

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Fig. Fig. 13: Before removing the instrument panel, the center console must first be removed from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 14: On vehicles equipped with the passive restraint system, the removal of the knee bolster is essential prior to instrument panel removal



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Fig. Fig. 15: The locations of the various electrical connectors on the back of the instrument panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. For vehicles with passive restraint, perform the following (otherwise skip to Step 3):
    1. Remove the ashtray.
    2.  
    3. Remove the ashtray receiver and disconnect the wiring from the cigar lighter.
    4.  
    5. Remove the 2 front of console-to-bracket screws.
    6.  
    7. Remove the 3 arm rest assembly-to-console attaching screws.
    8.  
    9. Remove the armrest assembly by pulling it up and out of the console.
    10.  
    11. Remove the 2 screws attaching the rear of console to the bracket.
    12.  
    13. Reach inside the console and push out the seat belt guides.
    14.  
    15. Remove the console.
    16.  
    17. Remove the 2 bolts holding the pivot bracket to the knee bolster.
    18.  
    19. Loosen, but do not remove, the 2 bolts holding the pivot bracket.
    20.  
    21. Remove the screw and 2 Torx® head bolts holding the forward console bracket to the vehicle.
    22.  
    23. Slide the forward console back.
    24.  
    25. Remove the 2 screws holding the center of the knee bolster to the instrument panel.
    26.  
    27. Remove the screw located at the top of the knee bolster just to the left of the steering column.
    28.  
    29. Remove the screw holding the air duct to the knee bolster.
    30.  
    31. Remove both knee bolster end caps.
    32.  
    33. Remove the screw located at the bottom of the instrument panel holding the bottom of the garnish molding.
    34.  
    35. Remove the 4 nuts holding the ends of the knee bolster.
    36.  
    37. Move the knee bolster toward the rear of the vehicle far enough to gain access to the 2 screws holding the parking brake release handle.
    38.  
    39. Remove the 2 screws holding the parking brake release handle.
    40.  
    41. Remove the knee bolster.
    42.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts that attach the instrument panel support rod and remove the rod.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hold-down nut attaching the steering column wiring harness bulkhead connector.
  8.  
  9. Pull the plastic sleeve down to expose the steering column universal joint.
  10.  
  11. Make a reference mark on the steering column shaft and intermediate shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolt from the intermediate shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove the bolts and nuts that hold the steering column to the instrument panel/brake sled.
  16.  
  17. Carefully lower the steering column assembly to the vehicle floor. Then separate the steering column shaft from the intermediate shaft.
  18.  
  19. Remove the column assembly from the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Remove the defroster grille.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolts under the defroster grille.
  24.  
  25. Loosen, but do not remove, the nut located near the parking brake release handle and nut which is located on the passenger side kick panel.
  26.  
  27. Remove the screws and lower the parking brake release handle (only on vehicles without passive restraint).
  28.  
  29. Remove the ashtray, detach the cigar lighter wiring and remove the screw from the ashtray cavity, if not already done.
  30.  
  31. Detach all electrical connectors on the instrument panel.
  32.  
  33. Remove the bolts that hold the instrument panel to the center floor bracket, if not already done.
  34.  
  35. Open the glove box and remove the screws.
  36.  
  37. Remove the glove box liner, then reach through and remove the plastic fastener holding the interior temperature sensor.
  38.  
  39. Detach the interior temperature sensor electrical wiring.
  40.  
  41. Carefully lift up and rearward to disengage the instrument panel.
  42.  

To install:
  1. Position the instrument panel ensuring that the instrument panel mounting brackets engage the studs on the kick panels. Ensure that the wiring harness is behind the center mounting bracket.
  2.  
  3. While mating the instrument panel to the vehicle, attach all electrical connections and interior temperature sensor.
  4.  
  5. Reach through the glove box hole and install the plastic fastener holding the interior temperature sensor, then install the glove box liner.
  6.  
  7. Install the glove box liner retaining screws, then close the glove box.
  8.  
  9. Install the bolts that hold the instrument panel to the center floor bracket.
  10.  
  11. Attach all electrical connectors at the instrument panel.
  12.  
  13. Install the screw to the ashtray cavity, attach the cigar lighter wiring and install the ashtray.
  14.  
  15. Install the parking brake release handle (only on vehicles without passive restraint).
  16.  
  17. Tighten the nut located near the parking brake release handle and the nut which is located on the passenger side kick panel.
  18.  
  19. Install the bolts under the defroster grille.
  20.  
  21. Install the defroster grille.
  22.  
  23. Place the column assembly in the vehicle.
  24.  
  25. Align the steering column shaft with the intermediate shaft so that the matchmarks align. Carefully raise the steering column assembly into position.
  26.  
  27. Install the bolts and nuts that hold the steering column to the instrument panel/brake sled. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  28.  
  29. Install the bolt in the intermediate shaft and tighten securely.
  30.  
  31. Push the plastic sleeve up to cover the steering column universal joint.
  32.  
  33. Install the hold-down nut attaching the steering column wiring harness bulkhead connector.
  34.  
  35. Install the instrument panel support rod and install the bolts.
  36.  
  37. For vehicles equipped with passive restraint systems, perform the following:
    1. Position the knee bolster in place.
    2.  
    3. Install the 2 screws holding the parking brake release handle.
    4.  
    5. Move the knee bolster toward the front of the vehicle far enough to cover to the 2 screws holding the parking brake release handle.
    6.  
    7. Install the 4 nuts holding the ends of the knee bolster.
    8.  
    9. Install the screw located at the bottom of the instrument panel holding the bottom of the garnish molding.
    10.  
    11. Install both knee bolster end caps.
    12.  
    13. Install the screw holding the air duct to the knee bolster.
    14.  
    15. Install the screw located at the top of the knee bolster just to the left of the steering column.
    16.  
    17. Install the 2 screws holding the center of the knee bolster to the instrument panel.
    18.  
    19. Slide the forward console toward the front of the vehicle.
    20.  
    21. Install the screw and 2 Torx® head bolts to hold the forward console bracket to the vehicle.
    22.  
    23. Install the 2 bolts to hold the pivot bracket to the knee bolster.
    24.  
    25. Install the console.
    26.  
    27. Reach inside the console and install the seat belt guides.
    28.  
    29. Install the 2 screws to attach the rear of console to the bracket.
    30.  
    31. Install the armrest assembly by pushing it down and into the console.
    32.  
    33. Install the 3 arm rest assembly-to-console attaching screws.
    34.  
    35. Install the 2 front of console-to-bracket screws.
    36.  
    37. Install the ashtray receiver and connect the wiring to the cigar lighter.
    38.  

  38.  
  39. Connect the negative battery cable.
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