Infinity_FX35_FX45_2003-2005

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Instrument panel stay mounting bolt locations



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Fig. Instrument panel mounting bolt locations

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the front kicking plate on both sides of the vehicle.
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  7. Remove dash side finisher plastic nuts, then remove the dash side finisher.
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  9. Pull to the inside of the vehicle, disengage the metal clips and remove the front pillar garnish.
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  11. To remove the A/T Select Lever Knob, pull down the knob cover. Remove the lock-pin of the select lever knob. Then, lift up the select lever knob and remove it.
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  13. Insert a remover into the side between the gaps of the instrument clock finisher and pull back to your side.
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  15. Disconnect the clips and wiring harness connector, then remove instrument clock finisher.
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  17. Insert a remover into the side between the gaps of the A/T console finisher and remove it by lifting the A/T console finisher.
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  19. Disconnect the wiring harness connector.
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  21. Remove the console finisher screws.
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  23. Remove the console finishers.
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  25. To remove the center console, remove the mounting screws, then remove the console sub-wiring harness.
    CAUTION
    When removing console, be careful not to pull the wiring harness.

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  27. Remove the instrument lower cover by pulling down on the front instrument lower cover and disconnecting clips. Pull it horizontally, and remove it from the lower cover pawls.
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  29. Remove the instrument passenger lower panel screws, disconnect the wiring harness connector, and remove the lower panel.
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  31. Remove the instrument driver lower panel bolt and screws, detach the data link connector, pull to disengage the clip and pawl by removing panel in a horizontal direction. Then, disconnect the in-vehicle sensor and all electrical parts. Remove the grommet, and remove the hood lock cable.
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  33. Remove the steering column front lower cover screw, disengage the tab, and then remove the steering column front lower cover. Move the steering column telescopic to the rear most position, and move the steering column tilt to the top position.
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  35. Remove the steering column lower cover screws, then disengage the tab and remove steering column lower cover.
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  37. Remove the steering column upper cover.
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  39. Remove the wiper and washer switch
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  41. Remove the lighting and turn signal switch.
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  43. Pull the steering lock escutcheon back to your side, and remove it.
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  45. Remove the Combination Meter Assembly by removing the bolts and disconnecting the connector bracket. Remove the bolts and disconnect the wiring harness connector.
    CAUTION
    To prevent it from damaged by interference with the combination meter assembly, protect the combination meter assembly with cloths.

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  47. Remove the instrument panel side panel screws, then pull the panels to the side, disconnect the clip and pawls, and remove the instrument side panels. Perform for both right-hand and left-hand panels.
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  49. To remove the cluster lid C, insert a pry tool into the gap between the instrument panel and pad, pull back towards you, and disconnect the metal clips. Then, disconnect the wiring harness connectors, and remove the cluster lid C.
    CAUTION
    Cover surroundings with cloth to avid scratches or damages.

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  51. Remove the display unit and audio unit by removing the screws, disconnecting the wiring harness connector, and removing the display unit and audio unit.
    CAUTION
    The Unit is heavy, so be careful not to pinch your fingers when working.

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  53. Insert a thin pry tool into the gaps between the front defroster grille and instrument panel and pad, lift the front defroster grille upward, and remove the front defroster grille. Perform for both right-hand and left-hand grilles.
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  55. Remove the combination meter bracket bolts and remove the bracket from the vehicle.
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  57. Once the mounting bolts of the wiring harness clip and steering column assembly are removed, pull the steering column assembly backward, and free the combination meter bracket from the instrument panel and pad.
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  59. Remove the side ventilations by inserting a thin pry tool into the gaps between the instrument panel and pad, pull back to disconnect the metal retaining clips. Then, disconnect the door mirror switch wiring harness connectors, and remove the side ventilations.
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  61. Remove the instrument panel and pad by removing the bolts and screws. Then, remove the front passenger air bag module, disconnect the wiring harness connectors, and remove the instrument panel and pad from the passenger door opening.
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To install:

  1. Install the front passenger air bag module and instrument panel and pad.
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  3. Install the side ventilations.
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  5. Install the combination meter bracket and reinstall the steering column assembly.
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  7. Install the front defroster grilles.
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  9. Install the display unit and audio unit.
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  11. Install the cluster lid C.
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  13. Install the instrument side panels..
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  15. Install the combination meter assembly.
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  17. Install the steering lock escutcheon.
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  19. Install the lighting and turn signal switch.
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  21. Install the wiper and washer switch
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  23. Install the steering column upper cover.
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  25. Install the steering column lower cover.
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  27. Install the steering column front lower cover.
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  29. Install the instrument driver lower panel.
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  31. Reattach the data link connector.
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  33. Reconnect the in-vehicle sensor and all electrical parts.
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  35. Install the grommet and hood lock cable.
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  37. Install the instrument passenger lower panel.
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  39. Install the instrument lower cover.
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  41. Connect the center console sub-wiring harness.
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  43. Install the console finishers.
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  45. Install the console finisher screws.
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  47. Reconnect the wiring harness connector.
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  49. Install the A/T console finisher.
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  51. Install instrument clock finisher.
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  53. Install the A/T select lever knob.
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  55. Install the front pillar garnish.
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  57. Install the dash side finisher and plastic nuts.
    1. Install the front kicking plate on both sides of the vehicle.

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      Fig. Instrument panel and related components (part one)



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      Fig. Instrument panel and related components (part two)



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      Fig. Automatic transmission shifter assembly and related components (part one)



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      Fig. Automatic transmission shifter assembly and related components (part two)



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      Fig. Center console and related components

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