Infiniti Car 1998-05

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation



G20
1998-2001
  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. 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 and floor trim
     
    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 and the panel 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 -C--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Audio center-to-instrument panel bolts, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the audio center
     
    Air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the air conditioning control unit
     
    Console finisher clips and the console finisher
     
    Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
     
    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:

    Open the glove box and remove the SRS module cover
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower instrument cover clip and the cover
     
    Lower instrument panel center-to-instrument panel screws and the panel
     
    Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-G20



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-G20

     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    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
     

  2.  
  3. 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 using a T50 Torx® wrench to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm)
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module cover
     

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console finisher and engage the clips
     
    Air conditioning control unit, connect the electrical connectors and Install the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Audio center, connect the electrical connectors and Install the audio center-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and Install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -A-, connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -C-, connect the electrical connectors and install 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
     
    Lower instrument panel and the panel screws 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 and floor trim
     

  6.  
  7. 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
     

  8.  
  9. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  10.  

2002
  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. 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 and floor trim
     
    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 and the panel 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 -C--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
     
    Cluster lid -A--to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the cluster lid
     
    Combination meter-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the combination meter
     
    Audio center-to-instrument panel bolts, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the audio center
     
    Air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the air conditioning control unit
     
    Console finisher clips and the console finisher
     
    Console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the console box assembly
     
    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:

    Open the glove box and remove the SRS module cover
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    SRS module-to-instrument panel bolts using a T50 Torx® wrench
     
    SRS module from the instrument panel
     

  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower instrument cover clip and the cover
     
    Lower instrument panel center-to-instrument panel screws and the panel
     
    Connectors and remove the defroster grilles
     
    Front pillar garnish
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolts/nuts and the instrument panel

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air bag module, the steering wheel and related components-G20



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-G20

     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    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
     

  2.  
  3. 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 using a T50 Torx® wrench to 11-18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm)
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    SRS module electrical connector
     
    SRS module cover
     

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Glove box assembly, connect the lamp socket and install the glove box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console box assembly, connect the electrical connectors and install the console box assembly-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Console finisher and engage the clips
     
    Air conditioning control unit, connect the electrical connectors and Install the air conditioning control unit-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Audio center, connect the electrical connectors and Install the audio center-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Combination meter, connect the electrical connectors and Install the combination meter-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -A-, connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster lid-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Cluster lid -C-, connect the electrical connectors and install 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
     
    Lower instrument panel and the panel screws 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 and floor trim
     

  6.  
  7. 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
     

  8.  
  9. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  10.  

G35
  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. Remove shift knob (manual transmission)/gear selector knob (automatic transmission).
  4.  
  5. Place selector lever in DRIVE position (automatic transmission).
  6.  
  7. Insert a thin flat-bladed screwdriver wrapped with tape from behind console boot/console finisher and remove metal clip(s) on back, then remove clips at front (automatic transmission). Then pull up and back to disengage from console.
    WARNING
    Guide pin inserted into automatic transmission device guide can be easily broken; exercise caution during removal.

  8.  
  9. Disconnect hazard switch harness connector, and remove console boot/console finisher.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Cluster Lid -C- side finisher screws (left and right) and pawls; remove finisher
     
    Upper Cluster Lid finisher clips and pawls; remove finisher
     
    Lower Cluster Lid finisher clips and pawls; remove finisher
     
    Instrument Panel finisher -B- clips; remove finisher
     
    Cluster Lid -C- screws; disconnect display/audio unit harness connector and remove unit
     
    Driver Side Lower Instrument Panel screws and clips; disconnect harness connectors and remove panel
     
    Hood lock cable and grommet
     
    Front lower steering column cover
     
    Upper and lower side steering column covers
     
    Lighting and turn signal switch
     
    Wiper and washer switch
     
    Lower knee protector
     
    Steering column lock escutcheon
     
    Cluster Lid -A- bolts; disconnect combination meter and mirror control switch harness connectors and remove cluster lid
     
    Left and right front kick panels
     
    Left and right dash side finishers
     
    Right side lower instrument panel cover
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    Left and right Instrument Side Panels
     
    Center box assembly
     
    Navigation Control Unit screws and harness connector; remove control unit
     
    Passenger side Air Bag Module
     
    Center console
     
    Display and Amplifier Assembly screws and harness connector; remove assembly
     
    Left and right front defroster grilles
     
    Left side ventilator grille
     
    Center ventilator grille
     
    Left and right front pillar garnish
     
    Lower steering column and remove instrument panel bolts and screws; remove instrument panel and pad through passenger-side door
     

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly-2002-2004 G35



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    Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly-2005-2006 G35

  2.  

I30
  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. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:
    CAUTION
    Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



    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 the instrument panel assembly.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. 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
     
    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
     

  4.  
  5. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.

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    Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part one)-1998-1999 I30



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    Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part two)-1998-1999 I30



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    Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part one)-2000-2001 I30



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    Fig. Exploded view of instrument panel assembly (part two)-2000-2001 I30

  6.  

I35
  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. Remove the driver-s side SRS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:
    CAUTION
    Store the SRS module in a safe place with the front facing upward.



    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:

    Instrument panel assembly
     
    Front seats, as required.
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Front seats, as required.
     
    Instrument panel assembly
     

  2.  
  3. 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
     
    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
     

  4.  
  5. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  6.  

M45
  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. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Steering lock cover
     
    Steering column upper and lower covers
     
    Driver side lower instrument panel cover
     
    Top instrument cluster cover
     
    Combination meter
     
    Inner instrument cluster panel
     
    Instrument cluster
     
    Clock
     
    Automatic transmission shift lever cover
     
    Cup holder
     
    Ashtray and center lower panel
     
    Console upper finish panel
     
    Audio unit
     
    Instrument panel lower cover
     
    Glove box
     
    Glove box cover
     
    CD unit
     
    Center ventilation grille
     
    Console box assembly
     
    Front defroster grille
     
    Both A pillar trim panels
     
    Ignition key lamp and instrument panel bracket
     
    Instrument panel reinforcement bracket
     
    Instrument panel and pad

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly-M45

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:
  2.  
  3. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  4.  

Q45
1998-2001
  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. 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:
    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
     

  8.  
  9. 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

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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. Instrument panel and related components (part one)-1998-2001 Q45



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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components (part two)-1998-2001 Q45

     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    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
     

  2.  
  3. 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
     

  4.  
  5. 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
     

  6.  
  7. 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
     

  8.  
  9. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  10.  

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. 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:
    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
     

  8.  
  9. 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

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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

     

  10.  

To install:

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

    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. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  12.  

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. 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
     

  4.  
  5. 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

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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

     

  6.  

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. Connect both battery cables, the negative (() cable last.
  4.  

 
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