Liberty, Wrangler 2006-2007

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



Instrument Panel
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect and remove the negative battery.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait 2 minutes for the driver-s/passenger-s air bag system capacitor to discharge before attempting to do any work around the steering column or instrument.

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  5. Remove the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Turn the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel.
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    5. Remove the steering column; do not remove the air bag module, the steering wheel or switches from the steering column.
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    7. From under the driver-s side of the instrument panel, disconnect the following items:

      Instrument panel wiring harness connector from the 100-way wiring harness connector at the left side of the inner panel.
       
      Side window demister hose at the heater/air conditioning housing demister/defroster duct on the driver-s side.
       

    8.  
    9. Remove the glove box.
    10.  
    11. Reaching through the glove box opening, disconnect the following items:

      Two halves of the heater/air conditioning system vacuum harness connector.
       
      Instrument panel wiring harness connector from the heater/air conditioning system wiring harness connector.
       
      Instrument panel wiring harness connector from the passenger-s side air bag module wiring harness connector.
       
      Side window demister hose at the heater/air conditioning housing demister/defroster duct (passenger-s side).
       
      Two halves of the radio antenna coaxial cable connector.
       
      Two instrument panel wiring harness connectors from the passenger air bag ON/OFF switch wiring harness connector.
       
      Passenger-s side air bag ON/OFF switch wiring harness from the retainer clip on the plenum bracket that supports the heater/air conditioning housing just inboard of the fuse block module.
       
      Two lower passenger-s side air bag module bracket-to-dash panel nuts.
       

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    13. Remove the upper cover from the instrument panel.
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    15. Remove the 3 instrument panel-to-door hinge pillar screws.
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    17. Remove the 4 upper instrument panel-to-dash nuts.
    18.  
    19. Using an assistant, remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.

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      Fig. View of the instrument panel and fasteners-Wrangler

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To install:

  1. Install the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Using an assistant, install the instrument panel to the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Install the 4 upper instrument panel-to-dash nuts.
    4.  
    5. Install the 3 instrument panel-to-door hinge pillar screws.
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    7. Install the upper cover to the instrument panel.
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    9. Reaching through the glove box opening, connect the following items.

      Two lower passenger-s side air bag module bracket-to-dash panel nuts.
       
      Passenger-s side air bag ON/OFF switch wiring harness to the retainer clip on the plenum bracket that supports the heater/air conditioning housing just inboard of the fuse block module.
       
      Two instrument panel wiring harness connectors to the passenger air bag ON/OFF switch wiring harness connector.
       
      Two halves of the radio antenna coaxial cable connector.
       
      Side window demister hose at the heater/air conditioning housing demister/defroster duct (passenger-s side).
       
      Instrument panel wiring harness connector to the passenger-s side air bag module wiring harness connector.
       
      Instrument panel wiring harness connector to the heater/air conditioning system wiring harness connector.
       
      Two halves of the heater/air conditioning system vacuum harness connector.
       

    10.  
    11. Install the glove box.
    12.  
    13. Under the driver-s side of the instrument panel, connect the following items:

      Side window demister hose at the heater/air conditioning housing demister/defroster duct on the driver-s side.
       
      Instrument panel wiring harness connector to the 100-way wiring harness connector at the left side of the inner panel.
       

    14.  
    15. Install the steering column.
    16.  
    17. Install the knee blocker to the instrument panel.
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  3. Connect and remove the negative battery.
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Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and remove the negative battery.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait 2 minutes for the driver-s/passenger-s air bag system capacitor to discharge before attempting to do any work around the steering column or instrument.

  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    1. Turn the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Remove the A-pillar trim from both sides of the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the top cover from the instrument panel.
    6.  
    7. Remove the speakers.
    8.  
    9. Remove the floor console.
    10.  
    11. Remove the radio.
    12.  
    13. Remove the center support bracket.
    14.  
    15. Remove the trim panels from both sides of the inner cowl.
    16.  
    17. Remove the fuse cover from the junction box.
    18.  
    19. Remove the instrument panel cluster bezel.
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    21. Remove the steering column opening cover from the instrument panel.
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    23. Remove the steering column bracket from the instrument panel column support bracket.
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    25. Remove the lower steering column shroud cover-to-multifunction switch screw; then, unsnap both halves of the shroud cover from the steering column.
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    27. Disconnect the instrument panel wiring harness connectors from the following steering column components:

      Both lower clockspring connector receptacles
       
      Left multifunction switch receptacle
       
      Right multifunction switch receptacle
       
      Both ignition switch receptacles
       
      Shifter interlock solenoid receptacle
       
      Sentry Key Immobilizer Module (SKIM) receptacle, if equipped
       

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    29. Turn the ignition switch to ON position; then, release and remove the shifter interlock cable connector from the ignition lock housing receptacle.
    30.  
    31. Turn the ignition switch to OFF position; this will prevent the steering wheel from turning and the loss of the clockspring centering following steering column removal.
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    33. Remove the 4 steering column-to-instrument panel steering column bracket nuts.
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    35. Remove the steering column from the instrument panel.
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  7. Remove the driver-s side cowl trim cover.
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  9. Disconnect the green and light blue wire harness bulk connectors at the junction block.
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  11. Disconnect the electrical connector at the inner side of the pedal support bracket.
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  13. Remove the 2 bolts from the front and the 2 from the side of the pedal support bracket.
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  15. Remove the glove box.
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  17. Remove the 2 HVAC mounting bolts behind the center trim.
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  19. Remove the passenger trim bezel.
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  21. Remove the HVAC mount bolt above the glove box.
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  23. Remove the HVAC bolt at the lower outside glove box opening.
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  25. Remove the passenger trim cover, disconnect the blower resistor, remove the rolldown brackets at the right cowl side panel.
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  27. Disconnect the vacuum check valve and the vacuum reservoir.
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  29. Disconnect the blower connectors.
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  31. Remove the 4 top bolts connecting the instrument panel to the cowl.
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  33. Roll the instrument panel rearward and disconnect the wiring.
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  35. Remove the panel.
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  37. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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