GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Instrument Panel and Pad

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  1. If equipped, disable the SIR system, as outlined in Chassis Electrical of this guide.
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  3. If not done already, disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Unfasten the defroster grille retaining screw, then remove the grille.
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  7. To remove the instrument panel end-caps, for Cavalier, use a suitable prytool. Position the tool behind the cover and carefully pry outward. For the Sunfire, unfasten the end-cap retaining screws and remove the cap.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Air distribution duct mounting-Cavalier shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the air distribution duct mounting-Sunfire shown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Detach the instrument panel lamp connector

  1. For the Cavalier, remove the instrument panel trim pad.
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  3. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate.
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  5. As outlined in Chassis Electrical of this guide, remove the heater and A/C control panel.
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  7. Remove the radio assembly, as outlined in Chassis Electrical of this guide.
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  9. Unfasten the air distribution ducts.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Instrument panel-to-tie bar attachments-Cavalier shown



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Fig. Fig. 5: Instrument panel-to-tie bar mounting-Sunfire shown

  1. Detach the instrument panel compartment lamp electrical connector.
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  3. Unfasten the screws to the tie bar, then remove the instrument panel from the tie bar.
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To install:
  1. Position the instrument panel to the tie bar, then secure with the retaining screws.
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  3. Attach the instrument panel compartment lamp connector.
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  5. Fasten the air distribution ducts.
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  7. Install the radio and the heater and A/C control.
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  9. Install the instrument cluster trim plate.
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  11. For the Cavalier, install the instrument panel trim pad.
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  13. Install the end caps.
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  15. Position the defroster grille, then secure with the retaining screw,
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  17. Enable the SIR system, if equipped. For details, please refer to the procedure located in Chassis Electrical of this guide.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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