Mazda Car 2002-04

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



626
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  8.  
  9. Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  10.  
  11. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel removing or disconnecting the following:

    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  12.  
  13. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     

  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument cluster by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Instrument cluster meter hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash screws, the instrument cluster and disconnect the electrical connectors
     

  16.  
  17. Remove the climate control assembly by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Climate control meter hood
     
    Climate control assembly screws
     
    Climate control assembly and disconnect the electrical connector and the assembly
     

  18.  
  19. Remove the audio unit by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Hole covers by inserting a small tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver into the slot and carefully pry off the hole covers
     
    Using 2 removal tools 49 UN01 050 or equivalent, insert them into sides of the audio unit.
     
    Slide audio unit outward and forward
     
    Electrical connectors and the antenna jack
     

  20.  
  21. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Upper center panel cover
     
    Dash panel-to-chassis bolts
     
    Dash panel with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel and SAS module-626



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    Fig. Exploded view of the passenger-s side SAS module-626



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    Fig. View of the instrument cluster assembly-626



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    Fig. Removing the audio unit-626



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    Fig. View of the instrument panel assembly-626

     

  22.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:


  2.  
  3. Install the instrument panel by installing or connecting the following:

    Upper center panel cover
     
    Dash panel-to-chassis bolts
     
    Dash panel with the help of an assistant
     

  4.  
  5. Install the audio unit by installing or connecting the following:

    Hole covers
     
    Audio unit
     
    Electrical connectors and the antenna jack
     

  6.  
  7. Install the climate control assembly by installing or connecting the following:

    Climate control meter hood
     
    Climate control assembly screws
     
    Climate control assembly and connect the electrical connector
     

  8.  
  9. Install the instrument cluster by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument cluster meter hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash screws, the instrument cluster and connect the electrical connectors
     

  10.  
  11. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     

  12.  
  13. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel and the steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
     
    Cover clips, at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  14.  
  15. Refill the cooling system.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  
  19. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  20.  
  21. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control system and check for leaks.
  22.  

Miata
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  8.  
  9. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  10.  
  11. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  12.  
  13. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Console
     

  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument cluster by removing or disconnecting the following:

    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Lower panel
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash screws and the instrument cluster
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Control wire from the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. View of the SAS module and the steering wheel-Miata



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    Fig. View of the passenger-s side SAS module-Miata



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    Fig. View of the instrument panel-Miata



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    Fig. View of the console-Miata

     

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the instrument cluster by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Control wire to the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster-to-dash screws
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Lower panel
     
    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Console
     

  2.  
  3. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove compartment cover and the glove compartment
     

  4.  
  5. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
  8.  
  9. Refill the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  14.  
  15. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  16.  

Millenia
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  8.  
  9. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  10.  
  11. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the rear console by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Rear console-s box
     
    Bake boot
     
    Center panel
     
    Rear console
     

  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Undercover at the passenger-s side
     
    Upper and lower steering column covers
     
    Electrical connectors and remove the combination switch from the steering column
     
    Meter hood
     
    Electrical connectors and remove the instrument cluster
     
    Steering column-to-chassis bolts and the steering column
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Both side panels
     
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. Exploded view of the SAS module and steering wheel assembly-Millenia



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    Fig. Exploded view of the passenger-s side SAS module-Millenia



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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel and steering column assembly-Millenia



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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and rear console assemblies-Millenia

     

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     
    Both side panels
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Steering column and the steering column-to-chassis bolts
     
    Instrument cluster and connect the electrical connectors
     
    Meter hood
     
    Combination switch to the steering column and connect the electrical connectors
     
    Upper and lower steering column covers
     
    Undercover at the passenger-s side
     
    A-pillar trim at both sides
     

  2.  
  3. Install the rear console by installing or connecting the following:

    Rear console
     
    Center panel
     
    Brake boot
     
    Rear console-s box
     

  4.  
  5. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove compartment cover and the glove compartment
     

  6.  
  7. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector. Torque the bolts to 79-113 inch lbs. (9-13 Nm).
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Refill the cooling system.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  14.  
  15. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  16.  

Protege
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  8.  
  9. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  10.  
  11. Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  12.  
  13. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  14.  
  15. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     

  16.  
  17. Remove the console by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Shift lever knob, if equipped with a manual transmission
     
    Console-s cover
     
    Console-to-chassis screws and console
     

  18.  
  19. Remove the combination switch by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Steering column cover
     
    Electrical connectors and remove the combination switch-to-steering column bolts and the combination switch
     

  20.  
  21. Remove the instrument cluster by:

    Meter hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash panel screws
     
    Electrical connectors and remove the instrument cluster
     

  22.  
  23. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower panel
     
    Hood release cable installation nut
     
    Side wall trim
     
    -A- pillar trim at both sides
     
    Side panel
     
    Antenna connector
     
    Blower motor and heater unit electrical connectors, if equipped with the wire-type climate control unit
     
    Electrical connectors and the bolts
     
    Dashboard-to-chassis bolts
     
    Dashboard from the vehicle with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. Exploded view of the SAS module and the steering wheel assembly-Protégé



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    Fig. Exploded view of the passenger-s side SAS module-Protégé



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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering column assembly-Protégé



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    Fig. Exploded view of the dashboard assembly-Protégé

     

  24.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Dashboard to the vehicle with the help of an assistant
     
    Dashboard-to-chassis bolts
     
    Electrical connectors and the bolts
     
    Blower motor and heater unit electrical connectors, if equipped with the wire-type climate control unit
     
    Antenna connector
     
    Side panel
     
    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Side wall trim
     
    Hood release cable installation nut
     
    Lower panel
     

  2.  
  3. Install the instrument cluster by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument cluster and connect the electrical connectors
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash panel screws
     
    Meter hood
     

  4.  
  5. Install the combination switch by installing or connecting the following:

    Electrical connectors and install the combination switch-to-steering column bolts and the combination switch
     
    Steering column cover
     

  6.  
  7. Install the console by installing or connecting the following:

    Console and the console-to-chassis screws
     
    Console-s cover
     
    Shift lever knob, if equipped with a manual transmission
     

  8.  
  9. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     

  10.  
  11. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  12.  
  13. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
  14.  
  15. Refill the cooling system.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  
  19. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system.
  20.  
  21. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  22.  

 
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