Infinity_QX4_1998-2003

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes before working on the steering column or instrument panel.

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  3. Remove the driver-s side air bag and steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Place the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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    3. Remove the lower lid from the steering wheel and disconnect the air bag module connector.
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    5. Remove the side lids from both sides of the steering wheel.
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    7. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® tool T50, remove the left and right Torx® bolts.
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    9. Carefully, remove the air bag module.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in safe place with the front facing upward.

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    11. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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    13. Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
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  5. Remove the passenger-s side air bag by performing the following procedure:
    1. Remove the glove box clips and disconnect the passenger-s side air bag module connector.
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    3. Remove the lower panel screws; then, disconnect the harness connector and remove the air bag module bracket.
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    5. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® tool T50, remove the passenger-s side air bag module bolts.
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    7. Carefully, remove the air bag module.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in safe place with the front facing upward.

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  7. Remove the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Remove the steering column cover and the combination switch.
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    3. Remove the instrument panel side lower finisher.
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    5. At the driver-s side, remove the lower panel screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the panel.
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    7. Remove the cluster lid A screws and the cluster lid A.
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    9. Remove the combination meter screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the combination meter.
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    11. Remove the cluster lid C screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and remove the cluster lid C.
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    13. Remove the audio assembly screws and the audio assembly.
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    15. Remove the air conditioning control unit screws, disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the air conditioning control unit.
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    17. Remove the ashtray.
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    19. Remove the shifter, then remove the screw and disconnect the harness connector.
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    21. Remove the console box; then, remove the screw and disconnect the harness connector.
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    23. Remove the lower instrument center panel screws and the lower instrument center panel.
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    25. Remove the defroster grille.
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    27. At both sides, remove the pillar garnishes.
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    29. Remove the instrument panel and pads nuts and bolts.
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    31. Using an assistant, remove the instrument panel.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the driver-s side air bag module and steering wheel



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      Fig. Exploded view of the passenger-s side air bag module



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      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and related accessories

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To install:

  1. Install the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Using an assistant, position the instrument panel.
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    3. Install the instrument pads, nuts and bolts.
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    5. At both sides, install the pillar garnishes.
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    7. Install the defroster grille.
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    9. Install the lower instrument center panel and the lower instrument center panel screws.
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    11. Install the console box; then, install the screw and connect the harness connector.
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    13. Connect the harness connector and install the screw, then install the shifter.
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    15. Install the ashtray.
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    17. Install the air conditioning control unit, connect the electrical harness connectors and the air conditioning control unit screws.
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    19. Install the audio assembly and the audio assembly screws.
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    21. Install the cluster lid C, connect the electrical harness connectors and install the cluster lid C screws.
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    23. Install the combination meter, connect the electrical harness connectors and install the combination meter screws.
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    25. Install the cluster lid A and the cluster lid A screws.
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    27. At the driver-s side, install the lower panel, connect the electrical harness connectors and install the panel screws.
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    29. Install the instrument panel side lower finisher.
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    31. Install the combination switch and the steering column cover.
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  3. Install the passenger-s side air bag by performing the following procedure:
    1. Carefully, install the air bag module.
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    3. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® tool T50, install the passenger-s side air bag module bolts. Torque the bolts to 11 - 18 ft. lbs. (15-25 Nm).
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    5. Connect the harness connector and install the air bag module bracket; then, install the lower panel screws.
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    7. Connect the passenger-s side air bag module connector and install the glove box clips.
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  5. Install the driver-s side air bag and steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Install the steering wheel to the steering column.
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    3. Install the steering wheel nut. Torque the nut to 22 - 29 ft. lbs. (29 - 39 Nm).
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    5. Carefully, install the air bag module.
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    7. Using the Tamper Resistant Torx® tool T50, install the left and right Torx® bolts. Torque the bolts to 11 - 14 ft. lbs. (15 - 20 Nm).
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    9. Install the side lids to both sides of the steering wheel.
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    11. Connect the air bag module connector and install the lower lid to the steering wheel.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Run the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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