ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005

Instrument Panel & Pad

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Surge tank cap
     
    Water pump drain bolt and drain the coolant from the pump. Once drained, close the bolt and torque to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Heater outlet and inlet hose clamps
     
    Heater outlet and inlet hoses
     

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  5. Remove the Body Control Module (BCM) as follows:
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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    3. Apply the parking brake and position the transmission into Neutral.
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    5. Remove the console shift lever bezel by lifting up around the edge carefully, if equipped with an automatic transmission.
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    7. Unsnap the shift boot from the console cup holder, if equipped with a manual transmission.
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    9. Lift the front console cup holder to disengage the retainers
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    11. Disconnect the cigar lighter connection.
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    13. Remove the cup holder, if equipped with a manual transmission, slide the boot through the cup holder.
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    15. Remove the console extension retainers from both sides by turning them counterclockwise.
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    17. Remove the console extensions by pulling the extension rearwards.
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    19. Remove the center extension screws, pull out the center extension to access any remaining fasteners and remove the extension.
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    21. Unsnap the parking brake boot.
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    23. If equipped with an armrest, remove the console compartment screws.
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    25. Lift up on the rear on the console to release the retainers.
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    27. Lift the console compartment and push the parking brake through the opening.
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    29. Slide the compartment over the parking brake lever.
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    31. Disconnect the rear power supply connector.
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    33. Remove the console screws and the console.
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    35. Remove the wiring harness rosebud from the right center support bracket.
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    37. Pull back the carpet from the right of the left Instrument Panel (IP) support bracket and remove the lower nuts.
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    39. Remove the center support bracket.
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    41. Disconnect the small then large harness connectors from the BCM.
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    43. Disconnect the small then large IP wiring harness connectors from the BCM.
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    45. Disconnect the Onstar® connector, if equipped.
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    47. Remove the BCM retainers and BCM.
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To install:

  1. Install the BCM as follows:
    1. Install the BCM and tighten the retainers to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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    3. Connect the small then large IP wiring harness connectors to the BCM.
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    5. Connect the small then large harness connectors to the BCM.
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    7. Connect the Onstar® connector, if equipped.
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    9. Pull back the carpet from the right of the left IP support bracket and the center support bracket. Tighten the nuts to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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    11. Connect the wiring harness rosebud to the right center support bracket.

      Install the front floor console over parking lever and shift lever. Push the console down on the carpet and tighten the screws to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
       

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    13. Connect the rear power supply connector.
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    15. Slide the compartment over the parking brake lever.
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    17. Pull the parking brake boot through the opening.
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    19. Align the retainers with the console and push to engage.
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    21. If equipped with an armrest, install the console compartment screws and tighten the screws to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
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    23. Snap the parking brake boot to the console.
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    25. Align the center extension to the IP and push the engage the retainers. Tighten the screws to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
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    27. Install the cup holder, if equipped with a manual transmission, slide the boot through the cup holder.
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    29. Connect the cigar lighter connection.
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    31. Align the front console cup holder retainers and push to engage.
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    33. Snap the shift boot to the console cup holder, if equipped with a manual transmission.
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    35. Install the console shift lever bezel by aligning the fingers on the lever bezel with the slots on the lever base and push to engage, if equipped with an automatic transmission.
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    37. Apply the parking brake and position the transmission into park.
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    39. Install the console extensions. Turn the retainers clockwise to secure.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater outlet and inlet hose clamps
     
    Heater outlet and inlet hoses
     
    Surge tank cap
     

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  5. Refill the cooling system.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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