Isuzu Axiom 2002-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the battery ground.
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  5. Drain the coolant.
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  7. Discharge and recover the refrigerant.
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  9. Remove the instrument panel knee pads.
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  11. Remove the upper cluster and connections.
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  13. Remove the center cluster assembly.
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  15. Disconnect the cigarette lighter, ash tray light, and hazard switch connectors.
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  17. Remove the display unit and radio.
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  19. Remove the front and rear consoles.
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  21. Remove the dash side trim panels.
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  23. Remove the glove box.
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  25. Remove the driver side lower trim panel.
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  27. Remove the meter cluster assembly.
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  29. Remove the driver side knee bolster.
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  31. Remove the instrument panel as follows:
    1. Disconnect the six driver-s side harness connectors.
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    3. Disconnect the three passenger-s side harness connectors.
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    5. Disconnect the two center harness connectors.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the antenna cable.
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    9. Disconnect the ground cable bolts.
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    11. Disconnect the passenger side air bag.
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    13. Unbolt the fuse box.
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    15. Remove the three nuts at the base of the windshield.
    16.  
    17. Remove the six retaining bolts and one nut.
    18.  
    19. Remove the passenger air bag.
    20.  
    21. Remove the vent duct assembly.
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    23. Remove the passenger side lower bracket.
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    25. Remove the glove box side reinforcements.
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    27. Remove the instrument panel upper reinforcement.
    28.  
    29. Remove the instrument panel center reinforcement.
    30.  
    31. Remove the instrument panel harness assembly.
    32.  
    33. Remove the instrument panel stays.
    34.  
    35. Remove the instrument panel.
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  33. Remove the instrument panel with the suspension control unit.
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  35. Remove the cross beam.
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  37. Disconnect the power transistor connector.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the HVAC mounting

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  39. Remove the evaporator assembly.
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  41. Remove the lower duct.
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  43. Remove the rear heater duct.
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  45. Remove the heater unit assembly.
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  47. Remove the duct, mix actuator, and mode actuator.
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  49. Remove the mode control case.
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  51. Separate the heater case and remove the heater core.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel mounting



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater case

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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