Corolla 2006-2007

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Toyota Corolla 2007-2008

  1. Disconnect the battery terminal.
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  3. Make sure the front wheels are facing straight ahead.
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  5. Remove the steering pad.
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  7. Remove the steering wheel.
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  9. Remove the clip and seven claws holding down the meter hood assembly.
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  11. Using a molding remover, disengage the 4 claws, then remove the instrument panel register assembly.
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  13. For a manual transmission, remove the shift level knob by unscrewing counterclockwise.
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  15. Using a screwdriver, disengage the 6 claws on the upper console panel.
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  17. Remove the heater control knob.
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  19. Remove the screws and the instrument cluster and finish panel.
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  21. Disconnect the connectors.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the instrument panel

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To install:

  1. Connect the electrical connections.
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  3. Replace the instrument panel.
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  5. Replace the upper console panel.
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  7. Replace the heater control knob.
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  9. Replace the shift knob.
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  11. Replace the instrument panel register.
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  13. Replace the meter hood assembly.
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  15. Replace the steering pad and wheel.
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  17. Reconnect the battery and check for proper function.
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Specific to:

Toyota Corolla 2003-2006

All models are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which comprises a driver airbag and a front passenger airbag. Failure to carry out service operations in the correct sequence could cause the SRS to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to serious injury. Further, if a mistake is made in servicing the SRS, it is possible that the SRS may fail to operate when required. Before performing servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the following items carefully, then follow the correct procedures described in the repair manual.



Work must be started no sooner than 90 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative battery cable is disconnected from the battery. The SRS is equipped with a back-up power source that will discharge completely 90 seconds after disconnecting the battery.
 
Do not expose the steering wheel pad, front passenger airbag assembly, airbag sensor assembly or front airbag sensor directly to hot air or flames.
 
Malfunction symptoms of the SRS are difficult to confirm, so the warning light and DTCs become the most important source of information when troubleshooting. When troubleshooting the SRS, always inspect the DTCs before disconnecting the battery.
 
Even in cases of a minor collision where the SRS does not deploy, the steering wheel pad, front passenger airbag assembly, airbag sensor assembly and front airbag sensor should be inspected.
 
Before repairs, remove the airbag sensor if shocks are likely to be applied to the sensor during repairs.
 
Never use SRS parts from another vehicle. When replacing parts, replace them with new parts.
 
Never disassemble or repair an airbag assembly or airbag sensor.
 
If the steering wheel pad, front passenger airbag assembly, airbag sensor assembly or front airbag sensor, has been dropped, or if there are cracks, dents or other defects in the case, bracket or connector, replace it with new one.
 
Use a volt/ohmmeter with high impedance (10,000 ohms/volt minimum) for troubleshooting the system-s electrical circuits.
 
Information labels are attached to the periphery of the SRS components. Follow the instructions on the notices.
 
After work on the SRS is completed, check the SRS warning light check.
 
When the negative cable is disconnected from the battery, the memory of the clock and audio system will be canceled. Before starting work, make a record of the contents memorized in the audio memory system. When work is finished, reset the audio systems as they were before and adjust the clock. To avoid erasing the memory in each memory system, never use a back-up power supply from outside the vehicle.
 


NOTE
If the airbag connector is disconnected with the ignition switch ON , fault codes will be recorded.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Place the front wheels facing straight ahead.
  4.  
  5. Using a T30 Torx® socket, loosen the 2 screws until the groove along the screw circumference catches on the screw case.

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    Fig. Loosen the screws till they catch on the screw case

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  7. Pull out the wheel pad from the steering wheel and disconnect the airbag connector. Take care not to pull the airbag wire harness.
    WARNING
    When storing the wheel pad, keep the upper surface of the pad facing upward. Never disassemble the wheel pad/airbag unit.

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  9. Remove the steering wheel set nut.
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  11. Place matchmarks on the steering wheel and main shaft assembly.
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  13. Using a puller, remove the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Matchmark the steering wheel, then use a puller to remove it



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    Fig. Instrument panel components-2003-2006 Corolla



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    Fig. Interior panel components-2003-2006 Corolla

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  15. Remove the clip from the top-center of the meter hood (instrument cluster). Disengage the 7 claws, then remove the meter hood.
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  17. Remove the screw, disengage the 2 claws, disconnect the wiring and remove the combination meter.

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    Fig. Remove the combination meter

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  19. Using a moulding remover, disengage the claws at each corner and pull out the vent registers at each end of the instrument panel.
  20.  
  21. With a manual transmission, remove the shift knob.
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  23. Carefully pry up and remove the center console finish panel (around the shift lever).
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  25. Remove the HVAC control knobs.
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  27. Remove the screw under the center knob, then carefully pry off the finish panel.
    NOTE
    Do not pull the lid of auxiliary box.



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    Fig. Remove the center panel-2003-2006 Corolla



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    Fig. Remove the radio finish panel-2003-2006 Corolla

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  29. Remove the 4 screws below the radio and carefully pry off the finish panel.
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  31. Remove the screw from the glove compartment door stopper. Press in on the sides of the glove compartment and fold it out past the stops. Pull the glove compartment up to remove it.
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  33. Disconnect the wiring and remove the screw and two nuts to remove the passenger airbag.

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    Fig. Remove the passenger airbag

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  35. Disengage the clip at the top of each windshield pillar garnish and pull up to remove the garnish.
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  37. Remove the bolt inside the glove compartment opening and the screw inside each air vent opening. Using a moulding remover, disengage the 3 clips and 8 claws and remove the upper instrument panel.

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    Fig. Remove the upper instrument panel

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  39. Pull out the HVAC controls and disconnect the control cables. Be careful not to bend or damage the cables or connecting pins.
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  41. Remove the steering column covers.
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  43. With the key in the ACC position, push the claw and pull out the floor shift parking lock cable.

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    Fig. Remove the shifter parking lock cable



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    Fig. Push the tab to remove the switch

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  45. Remove the spiral cable.
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  47. Remove the steering column switches.
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  49. Remove the steering column hole cover from the floor.
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  51. Place matchmarks on the sliding yoke and steering intermediate shaft.
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  53. Loosen the upper universal joint bolt (A) and remove the lower bolt (B), then disconnect the steering intermediate shaft.

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    Fig. Matchmark the steering shaft



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    Fig. Remove the steering column assembly

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  55. Disconnect the wiring and wire harness clamps, remove the 3 bolts and remove the steering column assembly.
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  57. Disengage the clip and then remove the glove compartment door stopper.
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  59. Carefully pry out the cover below the parking brake handle.
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  61. Remove the carpet inside the center console box. Remove the screws and remove the box.

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    Fig. Remove the center console box

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  63. Carefully pry up the front door scuff plates.
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  65. Remove both cowl side trim boards (kick panels).
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  67. Disconnect the Data Link Connector (DLC3).
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  69. Remove the hood release lever.
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  71. Remove the screws (G or H) and bolts (E, A, B and C).
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  73. Remove the 8 clips and remove the lower instrument panel section.

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    Fig. Remove the lower instrument panel

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To install:

  1. Fit the lower instrument panel section into place and start all the fasteners, then torque the bolts to 15 ft. lbs.
  2.  
  3. Install the center console box.
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  5. Install the kick panels and scuff plates.
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  7. Install the DLC and hood release.
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  9. Install the steering column. Make sure the matchmarks are aligned on the steering shaft joint and torque the bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  11. Install the steering column switches. With the key in the ACC position, push the floor shift parking lock cable into place. Make sure the key turns and the shifter locks.
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  13. Install the spiral cable and make sure it-s centered:

    Turn the cable counterclockwise by hand until it becomes harder to turn.
     
    Rotate the cable clockwise about 2.5 turns to align the marks. The cable will rotate about 2.5 turns to either right or left of the center.

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    Fig. Align the spiral cable matchmarks

     

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  15. Install the steering column covers.
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  17. Install the HVAC controls:

    Install the cable end of the air mix damper control cable to the heater control lever, then secure the cable housing clamp.
     
    Operate the control knob and make sure it works smoothly and reaches both ends of travel. Make sure the housing remains secured in the clamp.
     
    Repeat this procedure with the remaining control cables.
     
    Connect the wiring and install the heater control assembly.
     

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  19. Install the upper instrument panel section.
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  21. Install the radio and center finish panel.
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  23. Install the passenger airbag and connect the wiring.
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  25. Install the instrument cluster.
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  27. Install the remaining trim pieces as required.
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  29. Install the steering column. Torque the column mounting bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) and the steering shaft pinch bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  31. Install the steering column switches.
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  33. Install the spiral cable and make sure it-s centered:

    Turn the cable counterclockwise by hand until it becomes harder to turn.
     
    Rotate the cable clockwise about 2.5 turns to align the marks. The cable will rotate about 2.5 turns to either right or left of the center.

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    Fig. Align the spiral cable matchmarks

     

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  35. Install the steering wheel with the matchmarks aligned and torque the nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  37. Make sure no one is inside the vehicle when connecting the battery cable.
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  39. Check the SRS warning light:

    Turn the ignition switch ON and check that the SRS warning light illuminates. It should turn off after about 6 seconds.
     
    If the SRS warning light remains illuminated or flashes, the airbag control unit has detected a malfunction.
     

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