Lexus LX470 2002-06

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation



GX470
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Position the front wheels facing straight-ahead.
    2.  
    3. Remove the steering wheel side covers.
    4.  
    5. Using a Torx® wrench, loosen the 2 screws located at each side of the steering wheel until the screw-s circumference groove catches on the screw case.
    6.  
    7. Pull the air bag module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

    8.  
    9. Remove the steering wheel nut.
    10.  
    11. Place alignment marks on the steering wheel and the main shaft.
    12.  
    13. Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
    14.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
    1. Remove the front door scuff plates, the cowl side trim and the front door opening trim.
    2.  
    3. At the driver-s side, remove the 2 assist grip plugs, the 2 screws and assist grip and the front pillar garnish.
    4.  
    5. At the passenger-s side, remove the 4 assist grip plugs, the 4 screws, the 2 assist grips and the front pillar garnish.
    6.  
    7. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
    8.  
    9. Remove the 2 screws and the hood lock control cable.
    10.  
    11. Remove the 2 screws and the fuel lid control cable lever.
    12.  
    13. Remove the lower No. 1 panel screw and the panel.
    14.  
    15. Remove the lower left side panel.
    16.  
    17. Remove the 3 steering column cover screws and the covers.
    18.  
    19. At the steering column, disconnect the electrical connectors; then, remove the clamp, the 3 screws and the combination switch.
    20.  
    21. Remove the No. 2 heater-to-register duct screw and the duct.
    22.  
    23. Remove the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and the steering column.
    24.  
    25. At the combination meter, disconnect the electrical connectors; then, remove the 4 screws and the combination meter.
    26.  
    27. Remove the glove compartment door stoppers, the 2 screws and the glove box door.
    28.  
    29. At the passenger-s side air bag module, remove the No. 1 undercover, pull the air bag connector up from the undercover and disconnect it; then, remove the air bag.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

    30.  
    31. Remove the 3 lower No. 2 panel screws and the panel.
    32.  
    33. Remove the center cluster; then, pry the center cluster from the dash by prying the 8 clips in the following order:

      Left side
       
      Right side
       
      Top left side
       
      Top right side
       

    34.  
    35. Remove the 4 radio screws, pull the radio outward, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the radio.
    36.  
    37. At the rear console panel, remove the transfer shift lever knob; then, pry the panel upward disengaging the 4 clips (2 on each side) and remove the panel.
    38.  
    39. At the rear of the console, remove the 2 rear end panel-to-console screws; then, pry the end panel rearward disengaging the 2 clips and remove the panel.
    40.  
    41. If not equipped with a rear air conditioning system, disconnect the connector and control cable; then, remove the 3 rear heater control panel screws and the panel.
    42.  
    43. Remove the 4 rear console box-to-chassis screws/bolts and the console box.
    44.  
    45. Remove the center lower cluster finish panel by prying panel rearward disengaging the 5 clips; then, disconnect the electrical connector.
    46.  
    47. Remove the 2 front console-to-chassis bolts/screws, disengage the 2 clips and remove the console.
    48.  
    49. At the instrument panel, disconnect the junction connectors (the connectors can be disconnected by loosening the bolts), the instrument panel-to-chassis 8 bolts and 2 nuts. Using an assistant, remove the instrument panel.
    50.  
    51. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the ECM.
    52.  
    53. Remove the No. 3 and No. 4 heater-to-register ducts.
    54.  
    55. Remove the floor brace, the No. 1 brace and the reinforcement.
    56.  

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
    1. Install the reinforcement, the No. 1 brace and the floor brace.
    2.  
    3. Install the No. 3 and No. 4 heater-to-register ducts.
    4.  
    5. Install the ECM and connect the electrical connector.
    6.  
    7. Using an assistant, install the instrument panel, connect the junction connectors, the instrument panel-to-chassis 8 bolts and 2 nuts.
    8.  
    9. Install the front the console, engage the 2 clips and install the 2 console-to-chassis bolts/screws.
    10.  
    11. Connect the electrical connector; then, install the center lower cluster finish panel by engaging the 5 clips.
    12.  
    13. Install the console box and the 4 rear console box-to-chassis screws/bolts.
    14.  
    15. If not equipped with a rear air conditioning system, install rear heater control panel, the 3 panel screws; then, connect the connector and control cable.
    16.  
    17. Install the rear of the console and engage the 2 clips; then, install the 2 rear end panel-to-console screws.
    18.  
    19. Install the rear console panel and engage the 4 clips (2 on each side); then, install the transfer shift lever knob.
    20.  
    21. Install the radio, connect the electrical connectors and the 4 radio screws.
    22.  
    23. Install the center cluster and engage the 8 center cluster clips.
    24.  
    25. Install the lower No. 2 panel and the 3 panel screws.
    26.  
    27. Install the passenger-s side air bag module, connect it and install the No. 1 undercover.
    28.  
    29. Install the glove box door, the 2 screws and the glove compartment door stoppers.
    30.  
    31. Install the combination meter and the 4 screws; then, connect the electrical connectors.
    32.  
    33. Install the steering column and the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts.
    34.  
    35. Install the No. 2 heater-to-register duct and the duct screw.
    36.  
    37. At the steering column, install the combination switch, the 3 screws and the clamp; then, connect the electrical connectors.
    38.  
    39. Install the steering column covers and the 3 covers screws.
    40.  
    41. Install the lower left side panel.
    42.  
    43. Install the lower No. 1 panel and the panel screw.
    44.  
    45. Install the fuel lid control cable lever and the 2 screws.
    46.  
    47. Install the hood lock control cable and the 2 screws.
    48.  
    49. Install the instrument cluster finish panel.
    50.  
    51. At the passenger-s side, install the front pillar garnish, the 2 assist grips, the 4 screws and the 4 assist grip plugs.
    52.  
    53. At the driver-s side, install the front pillar garnish, assist grip, the 2 screws and the 2 assist grip plugs.
    54.  
    55. Install the front door scuff plates, the cowl side trim and the front door opening trim.
    56.  

  2.  
  3. Install the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Install the steering wheel to the steering column.
    2.  
    3. Align the steering wheel-to-main shaft marks.
    4.  
    5. Install the steering wheel nut and torque to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Install the air bag module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector.
    8.  
    9. Using a Torx® wrench, tighten the 2 screws located at each side of the steering wheel to 78 inch lbs. (8.8 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Install the steering wheel side covers.
    12.  

  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

LX470
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Position the front wheels facing straight-ahead.
    2.  
    3. Remove the steering wheel side covers.
    4.  
    5. Using a Torx® wrench, loosen the 2 screws located at each side of the steering wheel until the screw-s circumference groove catches on the screw case.
    6.  
    7. Pull the air bag module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

    8.  
    9. Remove the steering wheel nut.
    10.  
    11. Place alignment marks on the steering wheel and the main shaft.
    12.  
    13. Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
    14.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
    1. Remove the front door scuff plates, the cowl side trim and the front door opening trim.
    2.  
    3. At the driver-s side, remove the 2 assist grip plugs, the 2 screws and assist grip and the front pillar garnish.
    4.  
    5. At the passenger-s side, remove the 4 assist grip plugs, the 4 screws, the 2 assist grips and the front pillar garnish.
    6.  
    7. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
    8.  
    9. Remove the 2 screws and the hood lock control cable.
    10.  
    11. Remove the 2 screws and the fuel lid control cable lever.
    12.  
    13. Remove the lower No. 1 panel screw and the panel.
    14.  
    15. Remove the lower left side panel.
    16.  
    17. Remove the 3 steering column cover screws and the covers.
    18.  
    19. At the steering column, disconnect the electrical connectors; then, remove the clamp, the 3 screws and the combination switch.
    20.  
    21. Remove the No. 2 heater-to-register duct screw and the duct.
    22.  
    23. Remove the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and the steering column.
    24.  
    25. At the combination meter, disconnect the electrical connectors; then, remove the 4 screws and the combination meter.
    26.  
    27. Remove the glove compartment door stoppers, the 2 screws and the glove box door.
    28.  
    29. At the passenger-s side air bag module, remove the No. 1 undercover, pull the air bag connector up from the undercover and disconnect it; then, remove the air bag.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

    30.  
    31. Remove the 3 lower No. 2 panel screws and the panel.
    32.  
    33. Remove the center cluster; then, pry the center cluster from the dash by prying the 8 clips in the following order:

      Left side
       
      Right side
       
      Top left side
       
      Top right side
       

    34.  
    35. Remove the 4 radio screws, pull the radio outward, disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the radio.
    36.  
    37. At the rear console panel, remove the transfer shift lever knob; then, pry the panel upward disengaging the 4 clips (2 on each side) and remove the panel.
    38.  
    39. At the rear of the console, remove the 2 rear end panel-to-console screws; then, pry the end panel rearward disengaging the 2 clips and remove the panel.
    40.  
    41. If not equipped with a rear air conditioning system, disconnect the connector and control cable; then, remove the 3 rear heater control panel screws and the panel.
    42.  
    43. Remove the 4 rear console box-to-chassis screws/bolts and the console box.
    44.  
    45. Remove the center lower cluster finish panel by prying panel rearward disengaging the 5 clips; then, disconnect the electrical connector.
    46.  
    47. Remove the 2 front console-to-chassis bolts/screws, disengage the 2 clips and remove the console.
    48.  
    49. At the instrument panel, disconnect the junction connectors (the connectors can be disconnected by loosening the bolts), the instrument panel-to-chassis 8 bolts and 2 nuts. Using an assistant, remove the instrument panel.
    50.  
    51. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the ECM.
    52.  
    53. Remove the No. 3 and No. 4 heater-to-register ducts.
    54.  
    55. Remove the floor brace, the No. 1 brace and the reinforcement.

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      Fig. View the steering wheel-s Torx® bolts-Lexus LX470



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      Fig. Exploded view the steering column-Lexus LX470 (Part 1 of 2)



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      Fig. Exploded view the steering column-Lexus LX470 (Part 2 of 2)



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      Fig. Exploded view the instrument panel and related components-LX470



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      Fig. Exploded view the front ventilation ducts and related components-Lexus LX470

    56.  

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
    1. Install the reinforcement, the No. 1 brace and the floor brace.
    2.  
    3. Install the No. 3 and No. 4 heater-to-register ducts.
    4.  
    5. Install the ECM and connect the electrical connector.
    6.  
    7. Using an assistant, install the instrument panel, connect the junction connectors, the instrument panel-to-chassis 8 bolts and 2 nuts.
    8.  
    9. Install the front the console, engage the 2 clips and install the 2 console-to-chassis bolts/screws.
    10.  
    11. Connect the electrical connector; then, install the center lower cluster finish panel by engaging the 5 clips.
    12.  
    13. Install the console box and the 4 rear console box-to-chassis screws/bolts.
    14.  
    15. If not equipped with a rear air conditioning system, install rear heater control panel, the 3 panel screws; then, connect the connector and control cable.
    16.  
    17. Install the rear of the console and engage the 2 clips; then, install the 2 rear end panel-to-console screws.
    18.  
    19. Install the rear console panel and engage the 4 clips (2 on each side); then, install the transfer shift lever knob.
    20.  
    21. Install the radio, connect the electrical connectors and the 4 radio screws.
    22.  
    23. Install the center cluster and engage the 8 center cluster clips.
    24.  
    25. Install the lower No. 2 panel and the 3 panel screws.
    26.  
    27. Install the passenger-s side air bag module, connect it and install the No. 1 undercover.
    28.  
    29. Install the glove box door, the 2 screws and the glove compartment door stoppers.
    30.  
    31. Install the combination meter and the 4 screws; then, connect the electrical connectors.
    32.  
    33. Install the steering column and the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts.
    34.  
    35. Install the No. 2 heater-to-register duct and the duct screw.
    36.  
    37. At the steering column, install the combination switch, the 3 screws and the clamp; then, connect the electrical connectors.
    38.  
    39. Install the steering column covers and the 3 covers screws.
    40.  
    41. Install the lower left side panel.
    42.  
    43. Install the lower No. 1 panel and the panel screw.
    44.  
    45. Install the fuel lid control cable lever and the 2 screws.
    46.  
    47. Install the hood lock control cable and the 2 screws.
    48.  
    49. Install the instrument cluster finish panel.
    50.  
    51. At the passenger-s side, install the front pillar garnish, the 2 assist grips, the 4 screws and the 4 assist grip plugs.
    52.  
    53. At the driver-s side, install the front pillar garnish, assist grip, the 2 screws and the 2 assist grip plugs.
    54.  
    55. Install the front door scuff plates, the cowl side trim and the front door opening trim.
    56.  

  2.  
  3. Install the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Install the steering wheel to the steering column.
    2.  
    3. Align the steering wheel-to-main shaft marks.
    4.  
    5. Install the steering wheel nut and torque to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Install the air bag module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector.
    8.  
    9. Using a Torx® wrench, tighten the 2 screws located at each side of the steering wheel to 78 inch lbs. (8.8 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Install the steering wheel side covers.
    12.  

  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

 
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