Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

Instrument Panel & Pad

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the steering column lower covers.
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  3. Remove the center storage compartment
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  5. Remove the upper instrument panel finish cover.
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  7. Remove the instrument panel bolts (9) at the top and driver side of the instrument panel.
    NOTE
    Insert a long bolt or threaded rod in place of the left side instrument panel attaching bolt to support the instrument panel when removing the attaching bolts.

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  9. Loosen the passenger side instrument panel bolts approximately halfway.

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    Fig. Removing instrument panel support bolts-Freestar and Monterey

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  11. Remove the center instrument panel support brace.
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  13. From inside the glove box, remove the attaching bolt.
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  15. Remove the instrument panel.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Please note the following torque specifications:

    Upper instrument panel bolts. Torque the bolts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Side and lower instrument panel bolts. Torque the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
     

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