Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000

Instrument Panel and Pad

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Exploded view of the dashboard and its fasteners

Before disconnecting the battery cable(s) or the radio electrical connectors, make sure to note the radio security code. Once disconnected, the radio will not function until the code is entered.


CAUTION
The models covered by this guide are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS.

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
  4.  
  5. Remove the following components:

    Console
     
    Glove box
     
    Driver's side lower dash cover
     
    Driver's side lower knee bolster
     
    Lower center console trim (automatic transaxle)
     
    Center pocket/beverage holder (automatic transaxle)
     
    Center console (manual transaxle)
     
    Center dashboard lower cover
     
    Dashboard center panel
     
    Driver's side electric switch panel
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the instrument cluster.
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  9. Detach the driver's air bag electrical connector and lower the steering column.
  10.  
  11. Unsnap the driver's side dash cover. Remove the screw in the passenger's lower side cover and unsnap to remove.
  12.  
  13. Detach the dash electrical connectors from the upper portion of the left side under dash fuse/relay panel. Remove the two fasteners, then move the left side under dash fuse/relay panel aside.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the antenna lead, and disconnect the harness clips.
  16.  
  17. Remove the electrical connector holder from the dashboard frame.
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  19. Unbolt the control unit/relay bracket from the behind the center of the dash.
  20.  
  21. Remove the dash panel bolts.
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  23. Cover the lower inside of the windshield trim with protective tape.
  24.  
  25. Verify that all electrical connectors, brackets and clips have been disconnected.
  26.  
  27. Carefully lift and remove the dashboard assembly.
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  29. Installation is in reverse order of removal, making sure to properly activate the SRS and enter the radio security code.
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