Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disable the airbag system.
  4.  
  5. Remove the window garnish moldings.
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  7. Remove the upper trim pad.
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  9. Tilt the steering column to the lowest setting.
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  11. Remove the instrument cluster bezel.
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  13. Pry down the transmission shifter knob trim bezel to expose the set screw. Loosen the screw to remove the transmission shifter knob.
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  15. Pull the center trim bezel back and up to disengage the retainers.
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  17. Disconnect any electrical connectors and remove the center trim bezel.
  18.  
  19. Remove the radio and disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  21. Disconnect the Body Control Module (BCM) electrical harnesses.
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  23. Pry the BCM tabs from the locking tabs on the underside of the retainer.
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  25. Slide the BCM module from the instrument panel assembly.
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  27. Remove the center console outer trim covers.
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  29. Rotate the pull the glove box inward to remove.
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  31. Remove the screws from the steering column filler panel. Pull on the trim panel to disengage the trim clips.
  32.  
  33. Remove the steering column filler.
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  35. Remove the panel which contains the power mirror switch and the dimmer switch.
  36.  
  37. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the passenger side airbag. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  38.  
  39. Remove the left and the right carpet retainers from the door sills.
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  41. Remove the screws and the bolts which hold the instrument retainer to the cross beam.
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  43. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
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  45. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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  47. Enable the airbag system.

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    Fig. Remove the covers (1) and screws (2) to remove the upper trim pad (3)-2007 Torrent shown



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    Fig. Disconnect the BCM electrical harnesses before removing the BCM from the instrument panel.



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    Fig. Remove the screws and the bolts which hold the I/P retainer to the cross beam

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