Chrysler Neon 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Control Panel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  3. Using a suitable trim panel removal tool, carefully pry up and remove the top cover and cluster bezel.
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  5. Open the ash tray.
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  7. Use the trim panel remover to gently pry out and remove the center bezel.
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  9. Unfasten the 6 attaching screws from the across the forward portion of the right upper trim panel. Pull the panel rearward to disengage the 3 locator pins and remove.
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  11. Reach in and detach the wiring connector(s) from the rear window defogger and/or fog lamp switch(s) as required.
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  13. If equipped with Remove Keyless Entry (RKE), remove the 2 screws holding the module and lay over the instrument cluster.
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  15. Gently pull on the center A/C outlet duct to remove it.
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  17. Remove the 3 attaching screws from the corners of the control. There are 2 retaining in the front and one retaining from the top rear.
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  19. Pull the control rearward and detach the wiring connector.
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  21. Use a prytool to disengage the cable attachment clips, then remove the control in the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the control panel retainer locations

To install:
  1. Connect the cable to the control panel, make sure they are securely retained by the clips.
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  3. Attach the electrical connector to the control, then position the control in the vehicle.
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  5. Install the 3 control assembly retaining screws.
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  7. Install the center A/C outlet duct.
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  9. If equipped with RKE, reposition the module and install the 2 retaining screws.
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  11. Attach the wiring to the rear window defogger and/or fog lamp switch as necessary.
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  13. Fasten the right upper trim panel, making sure the locator pins are engaged, then secure with the 6 retaining screws.
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  15. Install the center bezel making sure the retaining clips are secured.
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  17. Close the ash tray.
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  19. Install the top cover and cluster bezel.
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
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