GM: Electra/Park Avenue/Ninety-Eight 1990-1993

Instrument Panel and Pad

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1990 Vehicles


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Fig. Fig. 1 Instrument panel pad and related components-1990 vehicles

  1. Refer to and disarm the airbag system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Remove the speaker grilles.
  6.  
  7. Pull the defroster duct screen upwards, and disconnect the sun load sensor and lights sensor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the sound insulators.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the parking brake release cable.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the wiring harnesses between the radio and steering column.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the shift indicator cable if on steering column, remove the mounting bolts, and lower the steering column. Allow it to rest on the driver's seat.
  16.  
  17. Remove the aldl mount screws and allow to hang.
  18.  
  19. Release the clips on the fuse panel and pull forward and down.
  20.  
  21. Remove the 2 bolts on the lower rail.
  22.  
  23. Remove the screws from inside the defroster duct.
  24.  
  25. Remove the screws above each speaker.
  26.  
  27. Remove the 2 bolts from brace above steering column.
  28.  
  29. Remove the nut from the instrument panel brace.
  30.  
  31. If equipped with Electronic Climate Control, remove the air sensor duct.
  32.  
  33. Protect the painted surface of the steering column with covering.
  34.  
  35. Lift upward on the instrument panel, pull rearward, and disconnect the side window defog hoses.
  36.  
  37. Disconnect the radio antenna.
  38.  
  39. With the aid of an assistant, remove the instrument panel pad assembly from the interior of the car.
  40.  

To install:

  1. With the aid of your assistant, position the instrument panel pad assembly.
  2.  
  3. Connect the radio antenna.
  4.  
  5. Connect the side window defog hoses.
  6.  
  7. Install the nut to the instrument panel brace.
  8.  
  9. Install the 2 bolts from brace above steering column.
  10.  
  11. If equipped with Electronic Climate Control, install the air sensor duct.
  12.  
  13. Remove the steering column covering.
  14.  
  15. Install the screws above each speaker.
  16.  
  17. Install the screws inside the defroster duct.
  18.  
  19. Install the 2 bolts on the lower rail.
  20.  
  21. Secure the fuse panel.
  22.  
  23. Install the aldl mount screws.
  24.  
  25. Install the steering column.
  26.  
  27. Connect the wiring harnesses between the radio and steering column.
  28.  
  29. Connect the parking brake release cable.
  30.  
  31. Install the sound insulators.
  32.  
  33. Connect the sun load sensor and lights sensor, and install the defroster duct screen.
  34.  
  35. Install the speaker grilles.
  36.  
  37. Install the lower trim plate.
  38.  
  39. Refer to and arm the airbag system.
  40.  

1991-93 Vehicles


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Fig. Fig. 2 Center trim plate assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3 Instrument panel pad and related components-1991-93 vehicles

  1. Refer to and disarm the airbag system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the console assembly.
  4.  
  5. Pull the defroster duct screen upwards, and disconnect the sun load sensor and lights sensor.
  6.  
  7. Pry out the air outlet deflectors on each center trim plate, remove the exposed screws, and remove the center trim plates.
  8.  
  9. Remove the steering column filler.
  10.  
  11. Remove the compartment tray.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the shift indicator cable if on steering column.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the parking brake release cable.
  16.  
  17. Remove the support bracket bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the mounting bolts, and lower the steering column. Allow it to rest on the driver's seat. Protect the painted surface of the steering column with covering.
  20.  
  21. Remove the bolts attached to the dash nuts.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolts attached to the end support brackets.
  24.  
  25. Lift upward on the instrument panel, pull rearward, and disconnect the side window defog hoses.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the radio antenna and vacuum line connector.
  28.  
  29. With the aid of an assistant, remove the instrument panel pad assembly from the interior of the car.
  30.  

To install:

  1. With the aid of your assistant, position the instrument panel pad assembly.
  2.  
  3. Connect the radio antenna.
  4.  
  5. Connect the side window defog hoses.
  6.  
  7. Install the bolts at the end support brackets.
  8.  
  9. Install the bolts to the dash nuts.
  10.  
  11. Install the steering column.
  12.  
  13. Install the support bracket bolts.
  14.  
  15. Connect the parking brake release cable.
  16.  
  17. Connect the shift indicator cable if on steering column.
  18.  
  19. Install the compartment tray.
  20.  
  21. Install the steering column filler.
  22.  
  23. Install the center trim plates and air outlet deflectors.
  24.  
  25. Connect the sun load sensor and lights sensor, and install the defroster duct screen.
  26.  
  27. Install the console assembly.
  28.  
  29. Refer to and arm the airbag system.
  30.  

 
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