Infiniti Car 1998-05

Removal & Installation 2

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Q45



2001
  1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  4.  
  5. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the steering wheel
     
    Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
     
    Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column
     

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dash side lower finishers
     
    Steering column cover screws and the covers
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
     
    Lower instrument panel screws/bolts and the panel. Disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor at the driver-s side
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
     
    Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:
    CAUTION
    Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Center ventilation grille using a suitable prytool
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console finisher clips and the console finisher
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the panel
     
    Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
     
    Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
     
    Connectors and remove the sunload sensor
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel
     
    Heater hoses from the heater core
     
    Rear duct from the heater unit
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Heater unit from the vehicle
     

  12.  
  13. Disassemble and remove the heater core from the heater housing.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2001-2003 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2001 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater housing, air conditioning housing, blower motor and ventilation ducts-2001 Q45

  14.  

To install:

  1. Assemble and install the heater core to the heater housing.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit to the vehicle
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Rear duct to the heater unit
     
    Heater hoses to the heater core
     
    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
     
    Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
     
    Center ventilation grille
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly and the assembly screws
     
    Console finisher and engage the clips
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit panel, connect the electrical connectors and install the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connector
     
    Sunload sensor and connectors
     

  4.  
  5. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SRS module to the instrument panel
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     

  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Steering lock escutcheon and the escutcheon screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts.
     
    Electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor; then, install the lower instrument panel and the panel screws/bolts at the driver-s side
     
    Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
     
    Steering column covers and the cover screws
     
    Dash side lower finishers
     

  8.  
  9. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
     
    SRS module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Refill the cooling system.
  12.  
  13. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  14.  
  15. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  16.  

2001-03 Models
  1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (-) cable first.
  2.  


CAUTION
After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

  1. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  2.  
  3. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the steering wheel
     
    Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
     
    Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column
     

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dash side lower finishers
     
    Steering column cover screws and the covers
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
     
    Lower instrument panel screws/bolts and the panel. Disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor at the driver-s side
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
     
    Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  8.  


CAUTION
Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Center ventilation grille using a suitable prytool
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console finisher clips and the console finisher
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the panel
     
    Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
     
    Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
     
    Connectors and remove the sunload sensor
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel
     
    Heater hoses from the heater core
     
    Rear duct from the heater unit
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Heater unit from the vehicle
     

  2.  
  3. Disassemble and remove the heater core from the heater housing.
  4.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2001-03 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2001-03 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater housing, air conditioning housing, blower motor and ventilation ducts-2001-03 Q45


To install:

  1. Assemble and install the heater core to the heater housing.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit to the vehicle
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Rear duct to the heater unit
     
    Heater hoses to the heater core
     
    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
     
    Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
     
    Center ventilation grille
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly and the assembly screws
     
    Console finisher and engage the clips
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit panel, connect the electrical connectors and install the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connector
     
    Sunload sensor and connectors
     

  4.  
  5. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SRS module to the instrument panel
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     

  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and Install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Steering lock escutcheon and the escutcheon screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts.
     
    Electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor; then, install the lower instrument panel and the panel screws/bolts at the driver-s side
     
    Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
     
    Steering column covers and the cover screws
     
    Dash side lower finishers
     

  8.  
  9. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
     
    SRS module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Refill the cooling system.
  12.  
  13. Connect both battery cables, the negative (-) cable last.
  14.  
  15. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  16.  

2002-2003
  1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  4.  
  5. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the steering wheel
     
    Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
     
    Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column
     

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dash side lower finishers
     
    Steering column cover screws and the covers
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
     
    Lower instrument panel screws/bolts and the panel. Disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor at the driver-s side
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
     
    Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:
    CAUTION
    Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Center ventilation grille using a suitable prytool
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console finisher clips and the console finisher
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the panel
     
    Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
     
    Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
     
    Connectors and remove the sunload sensor
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel
     
    Heater hoses from the heater core
     
    Rear duct from the heater unit
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Heater unit from the vehicle
     

  12.  
  13. Disassemble and remove the heater core from the heater housing.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2002-2003 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2002-2003 Q45

  14.  

To install:

  1. Assemble and install the heater core to the heater housing.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit to the vehicle
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Rear duct to the heater unit
     
    Heater hoses to the heater core
     
    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
     
    Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
     
    Center ventilation grille
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly and the assembly screws
     
    Console finisher and engage the clips
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit panel, connect the electrical connectors and install the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connector
     
    Sunload sensor and connectors
     

  4.  
  5. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SRS module to the instrument panel
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     

  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Steering lock escutcheon and the escutcheon screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts.
     
    Electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor; then, install the lower instrument panel and the panel screws/bolts at the driver-s side
     
    Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
     
    Steering column covers and the cover screws
     
    Dash side lower finishers
     

  8.  
  9. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
     
    SRS module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Refill the cooling system.
  12.  
  13. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  14.  
  15. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  16.  

2004 Models
  1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (-) cable first.
  2.  


CAUTION
After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

  1. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine appearance cover and the air cleaner cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine compartment rear cross brace.
  6.  
  7. Remove the heater hoses from the heater core.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the evaporator.
  10.  
  11. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T30 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the steering wheel
     
    Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
     
    Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column
     

  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Steering column cover screws and the covers
     
    Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Cluster lid -C-
     
    Visual display unit
     
    Clock
     
    Ashtray and then the center lower cluster lid
     
    Automatic transmission finish panel
     
    Cupholder
     
    Center console box
     
    CD changer and audio unit
     
    Instrument panel lower cover
     
    Glove box
     
    Glove box upper finish panel
     
    Glove box opening cover
     
    Instrument panel reinforcement
     
    Passenger SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  14.  


CAUTION
Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



Hood release lever
 
Driver side lower instrument panel cover
 
Knee protector
 
Instrument panel mask
 
Front pillar garnishes
 
Ignition key lamp and instrument panel bracket
 
Remove 2 bolts and lower the steering column
 
Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel
 
Blower motor
 
Vehicle harness clips at left of A/C-heater unit
 
Instrument panel stays
 
Defroster and ventilation ducts
 
Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
 
A/C-heater unit from the vehicle
 

  1. Disassemble and remove the heater core from the A/C-heater housing.
  2.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2004 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2004 Q45


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:
    1. Tighten the driver air bag module screws to 44-121 inch lbs. (4-14 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Tighten the passenger air bag module bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten the steering column bolts to 11-13 ft. lbs. (15-18 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Tighten the steering wheel nut to 23-28 ft. lbs. (30-39 Nm).
    8.  

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Connect both battery cables, the negative (-) cable last.
  6.  
  7. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  8.  

2004-2005
  1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine appearance cover and the air cleaner cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the engine compartment rear cross brace.
  8.  
  9. Remove the heater hoses from the heater core.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the evaporator.
  12.  
  13. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T30 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the steering wheel
     
    Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
     
    Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column
     

  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:
    CAUTION
    Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



    Steering column cover screws and the covers
     
    Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Cluster lid -C-
     
    Visual display unit
     
    Clock
     
    Ashtray and then the center lower cluster lid
     
    Automatic transmission finish panel
     
    Cup holder
     
    Center console box
     
    CD changer and audio unit
     
    Instrument panel lower cover
     
    Glove box
     
    Glove box upper finish panel
     
    Glove box opening cover
     
    Instrument panel reinforcement
     
    Passenger SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     



    Hood release lever
     
    Driver side lower instrument panel cover
     
    Knee protector
     
    Instrument panel mask
     
    Front pillar garnishes
     
    Ignition key lamp and instrument panel bracket
     
    Remove 2 bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel
     
    Blower motor
     
    Vehicle harness clips at left of A/C-heater unit
     
    Instrument panel stays
     
    Defroster and ventilation ducts
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    A/C-heater unit from the vehicle
     

  16.  
  17. Disassemble and remove the heater core from the A/C-heater housing.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-2004-2005 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-2004-2005 Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heating/cooling unit-2004-2005 Q45

  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:
    1. Tighten the driver air bag module screws to 44-121 inch lbs. (4-14 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Tighten the passenger air bag module bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten the steering column bolts to 11-13 ft. lbs. (15-18 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Tighten the steering wheel nut to 23-28 ft. lbs. (30-39 Nm).
    8.  

  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  6.  
  7. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  8.  

Removal And Installation
  1. Disconnect both battery cables, the negative (() cable first.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for a least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its energy before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  4.  
  5. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts using a T50 Torx wrench
     
    SRS module from the steering wheel
     
    Place the front wheel in the straight-ahead position
     
    Horn connector and remove the steering wheel nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column
     

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Dash side lower finishers
     
    Steering column cover screws and the covers
     
    Combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination switch
     
    Lower instrument panel screws/bolts and the panel. Disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor at the driver-s side
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement bolts and the reinforcement
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel nuts and lower the steering column
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws and remove the cluster lid
     
    Steering lock escutcheon screws and the escutcheon
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the lamp socket and remove the glove box assembly
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the passenger-s side SRS module by removing or disconnecting the following:
    CAUTION
    Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Center ventilation grille using a suitable prytool
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly screws and the assembly
     
    Console finisher clips and the console finisher
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the panel
     
    Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
     
    Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
     
    Connectors and remove the sunload sensor
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel
     
    Heater hoses from the heater core
     
    Rear duct from the heater unit
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Heater unit from the vehicle
     

  12.  
  13. Disassemble and remove the heater core from the heater housing.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-Q45



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater housing, air conditioning housing, blower motor and ventilation ducts-Q45

  14.  

To install:

  1. Assemble and install the heater core to the heater housing.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit to the vehicle
     
    Heater housing-to-chassis fasteners
     
    Air conditioning housing-to-heater housing fasteners
     
    Rear duct to the heater unit
     
    Heater hoses to the heater core
     
    Instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connectors
     
    Lower instrument panel center and the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Lower instrument cover and the cover clip
     
    Center ventilation grille
     
    Lock console
     
    Card pocket assembly and the assembly screws
     
    Console finisher and engage the clips
     
    Audio center, the cluster lid -C- and the air conditioning control unit panel, connect the electrical connectors and install the panel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Defroster grilles and connect the connector
     
    Sunload sensor and connectors
     

  4.  
  5. Install the passenger-s side SRS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SRS module to the instrument panel
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx wrench
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower instrument panel cover
     
    Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     

  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -D-
     
    Steering lock escutcheon and the escutcheon screws
     
    Cluster lid -A- and the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Steering column and torque the steering column-to-instrument panel nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm)
     
    Lower instrument reinforcement and the reinforcement bolts.
     
    Electrical harness connectors and the in-vehicle sensor; then, install the lower instrument panel and the panel screws/bolts at the driver-s side
     
    Combination switch and the combination switch-to-steering column screws and connect the electrical harness connectors
     
    Steering column covers and the cover screws
     
    Dash side lower finishers
     

  8.  
  9. Install the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel nut and torque to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). Connect the horn connector
     
    SRS module to the steering wheel
     
    Torque the SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm) using a T50 Torx wrench
     
    Side covers at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Lower cover at the base of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Refill the cooling system.
  12.  
  13. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  14.  
  15. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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