GM Blazer/Jimmy/Typhoon/Bravada 1983-1993 Repair Guide

Instrument Panel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ashtray.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the accessory trim plate screws, then remove the accessory trim plate.
  6.  
  7. Remove the glove box door strap, then remove the glove box hinge screws.
  8.  
  9. Remove the glove box door frame.
  10.  
  11. Loosen the ashtray support screws, then remove the ashtray support.
  12.  
  13. Remove the glove box.
  14.  
  15. Unfasten the radio bracket bushing nut, then remove the radio.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the speaker grille screws, then remove the speaker grilles.
  18.  
  19. Loosen the speaker retainers, then remove the front radio speakers.
  20.  
  21. Unfasten the sound insulation panel screws, then remove the sound insulation panels.
  22.  
  23. Loosen the steering column filler screws, then remove the steering column filler.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the hood release cable.
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  27. Disconnect the shift indicator cable from the column bowl.
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  29. Disconnect the steering column support nuts, then lower the steering column. For details regarding this procedure, please refer to Suspension & Steering of this guide.
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  31. Unfasten the switch plate trim screw, then remove the switch trim plate.
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  33. Disengage the electrical wiring harness from the rear defogger and the light switches.
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  35. Disconnect the heater and A/C control.
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  37. Disconnect the cluster housing bezel mounting nuts, then remove the bezel.
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  39. Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle. Disconnect and allow to hang:
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  41. The speedometer instrument panel electrical connector and the Vehicle Speed Sensor connector
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  43. The courtesy lamps and the cruise control module
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  45. The horn relay, multi-function alarm and the flasher assembly
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  47. If necessary, remove the applicable computer control module.
  48.  
  49. Remove the instrument panel-to-cowl mounts:
    1. Unfasten the screws from under the panel.
    2.  
    3. Remove the instrument panel support.
    4.  
    5. Unfasten the screws in the defroster outlets.
    6.  
    7. Remove the ductwork, dash plugs, wire looms, and heater cables attached to the panel.
    8.  

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  51. Disengage any electrical connections/wires routed through the instrument panel, then remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the instrument panel assembly to the cowl, carefully routing and connecting the electrical wires and cables.
  2.  
  3. Connect the instrument panel-to-cowl mounts:
    1. Connect the ductwork, dash plugs, wire looms, and heater cables to the instrument panel.
    2.  
    3. Secure the screws in the defroster outlets.
    4.  
    5. Install the instrument panel support, then fasten the screws (located under the panel).
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Install the computer control module, if removed.
  6.  
  7. Install the instrument cluster. Reconnect and mount:
  8.  
  9. The speedometer and Vehicle Speed Sensor electrical connectors
  10.  
  11. The flasher assembly, multi-function alarm, and horn relay
  12.  
  13. The cruise control module and the courtesy lamps
  14.  
  15. Install the cluster housing bezel using the mounting nuts. Tighten the nuts to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  17. Install the heater and A/C control.
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  19. Engage the rear defogger and light switch electrical harness.
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  21. Install the switch trim plate using the retaining screw. Tighten the screw to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  23. Raise the steering column to the mounting bracket, then install the steering column support nuts.
  24.  
  25. Install the shift indicator column to the column bowl, making sure that the indicator is aligned.
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  27. Connect the hood release cable.
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  29. Install the steering column filler panel using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
  30.  
  31. Install the sound insulation panels using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
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  33. Install the front radio speakers and speaker retainers, then connect the speaker grilles using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  35. Install the radio and tighten the fastener to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  37. Install the glove compartment, then install the ashtray support using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  39. Install the glove compartment door frame, door and door hinge screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  41. Install the glove compartment door strap.
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  43. Install the accessory trim plate using the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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  45. Install the ashtray, then connect the negative battery cable.
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