Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

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Instrument Panel



Removal & Installation
Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait at least 60 seconds before working on the SRS module or instrument panel.




  4.  
  5. Remove the passenger-s side air bag by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Dash undercover
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    Glove box case
     
    Air bag-to-dash bolts and the air bag; then, disconnect the electrical connector
     

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Floor console
     
    Front pillar trim at both sides
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Steering column covers
     
    Hood lock release handle
     
    Parking brake release handle
     
    Lower left side instrument panel cover
     
    Ignition key cylinder panel
     
    Instrument panel Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and remove the ECU
     
    Instrument panel meter bezel and the combination meter
     
    Center air outlet assembly
     
    Ashtray
     
    Air conditioning control panel assembly and the audio unit
     
    Console side cover assembly
     
    Floor carpet rear reinforcement
     
    Electrical harness connector and plug
     
    Steering column mounting bolts and lower the steering column assembly
     
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. Floor console and related components-Diamante



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    Fig. Passenger-s air bag module and related components-Diamante



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    Fig. Instrument panel and steering column assembly-Diamante

     

  10.  

To install:

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

    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     
    Steering column assembly and the steering column mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Electrical harness connector and plug
     
    Floor carpet rear reinforcement
     
    Console side cover assembly
     
    Air conditioning control panel assembly and the audio unit
     
    Ashtray
     
    Center air outlet assembly
     
    Instrument panel meter bezel and the combination meter
     
    Instrument panel ECU and connect the ECU electrical connector
     
    Ignition key cylinder panel
     
    Lower left side instrument panel cover
     
    Parking brake release handle
     
    Hood lock release handle
     
    Steering column covers
     

  2.  
  3. Front pillar trim at both sides
  4.  
  5. Floor console
  6.  
  7. Install the passenger-s side air bag by installing or connecting the following:

    Air bag-to-dash bolts and the air bag; then, connect the electrical connector
     
    Glove box case
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    Dash undercover
     

  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

Eclipse
1999 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, then wrap the cable in insulated tape. Wait at least 60 seconds before continuing to allow the SRS system time to disable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the floor console assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering wheel and column cover(s), as outlined in Section 8.
  6.  
  7. Unfasten the retaining screws, then remove the meter (instrument cluster) bezel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the mounting screws, then remove the combination meter (instrument cluster).
  10.  
  11. Remove the radio/tape player and/or CD player and the mounting box.
  12.  
  13. Unplug the console side cover screw covers, then unfasten the retainers and remove the side covers.
  14.  
  15. Remove the sunglasses holder.
  16.  
  17. Remove the glove compartment by pushing the stoppers toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock them, then remove the glove compartment assembly.
  18.  
  19. Remove the passenger side air bag module by unfastening the retaining screws, accessible through the glove compartment opening, detach the connector and remove the module.
  20.  
  21. Remove the hood lock release handle. The handle is secured with a screw.
  22.  
  23. Remove the retainers, then remove the left side instrument panel under cover.
  24.  
  25. Remove the center air outlet assembly by carefully prying it out.
  26.  
  27. Remove the heater control assembly as outlined in Section 6.
  28.  
  29. Remove the instrument panel switch assembly.
  30.  
  31. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the right side instrument panel under cover.
  32.  
  33. Remove the front speaker assemblies.
  34.  
  35. Unfasten the remaining retainers, tag and detach the necessary connectors, then remove the instrument panel assembly from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and related components-1999 Eclipse

  36.  
  37. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  38.  
  39. Make sure to install all retainers in their original positions.

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    Fig. Use care to install the instrument panel retainers in their original locations-1999 Eclipse

  40.  
  41. When installing the center air outlet assembly, perform the following:
    1. Turn the cool air bypass lever of the center air outlet fully downward.
    2.  
    3. Pull the cool air bypass damper lever fully toward you to install the cable to the lever pin.
    4.  
    5. Push the outer cable to take up the slack, then secure with the retaining clip.
    6.  

  42.  

2000-03 Models

CAUTION
Wait for 1 minute after disconnecting the negative battery cable before working inside the vehicle. The air bag system is set to deploy for a short period of time after the battery is disconnected.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    WARNING
    To prevent damage to the air bag control unit during removal or installation of the floor console, avoid shocks or impact. Do not drop.

  2.  
  3. Remove the floor console by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Center console trim panel
     
    Ashtray and cup holder assembly
     
    Shift lever knob on manual transmission
     
    Retaining screws
     
    Floor console assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Locate the rectangular plugs in the knee protector on either side of the steering column. Pry these plugs out and remove the screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Driver-s side air bag assembly, the steering wheel and the passenger-s side air bag assembly
     
    Lap cooler duct and steering column covers
     
    Instrument cluster bezel and then the instrument cluster
     
    Radio
     
    Glove box
     
    Center air outlet assembly
     
    Hood release handle and the lower cover
     
    Heater control assembly
     
    Front speakers and the instrument panel switch
     
    Steering shaft support bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel mounting hardware and remove the instrument panel from the vehicle

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    Fig. Floor console and related components-2000-2003 Eclipse



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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-2000-2003 Eclipse

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Instrument panel and the instrument panel mounting hardware
     
    Steering column and the steering shaft support bolts
     
    Front speakers and the instrument panel switch
     
    Heater control assembly
     
    Hood release handle and the lower cover
     
    Center air outlet assembly
     
    Glove box
     
    Radio
     
    Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster bezel
     
    Steering column covers and the lap cooler duct
     
    Steering wheel, the driver-s side air bag assembly and the passenger-s side air bag assembly
     
    Screws and the rectangular plugs in the knee protector on either side of the steering column
     

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

    Floor console assembly
     
    Retaining screws
     
    Shift lever knob on manual transmission
     
    Ashtray and cup holder assembly
     
    Center console trim panel
     
    Center console trim panel
     

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

2004-2005

CAUTION
Wait for 1 minute after disconnecting the negative battery cable before working inside the vehicle. The air bag system is set to deploy for a short period of time after the battery is disconnected.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Be sure the front tires are in the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console box assembly, lid assembly (except Eclipse RS), door mirror control switch and harness, accessory socket harness, ashtray, top switch and harness (Spyder), shift lever panel assembly and boot (manual transaxle) and garnish (automatic transaxle)
  4.  
  5. Remove the front and rear floor console retaining screws. Remove the front and rear consoles.
  6.  
  7. Remove the driver-s air bag module. Remove the steering wheel nut. Remove the steering wheel. Remove the cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove the auto-cruise control switch. Remove the instrument panel under cover switch. Remove the lower column cover. Remove the upper column cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the clock spring and column switch assembly.
  12.  
  13. If equipped with automatic transaxle remove the cover and key interlock cable.
  14.  
  15. Remove the steering shaft assembly. Remove the steering cover assembly.
    NOTE
    The tilt lever should be held in the lock position until the steering column is reinstalled in the vehicle. If the column is removed with the lever released, or the lever released after the column is removed from the vehicle, the steering column cannot be reinstalled correctly. If the steering column is installed incorrectly, the collision energy absorbing mechanism may be damaged.

  16.  
  17. Remove the front pillar trim panel. Remove the instrument panel side cover. Remove the fog lamp switch assembly.
  18.  
  19. Remove the hood release handle. Remove the meter bezel assembly. Remove the center panel assembly.

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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-2004-2005 Eclipse

  20.  
  21. Remove the center air outlet. Remove the radio assembly. Remove the heater control assembly.
  22.  
  23. Remove the center hood. Remove the multi center display. Remove the center speaker. Remove the inner and outer glove box and light switch. Remove the glove box striker.
  24.  
  25. Remove the passenger-s side air bag module. Remove the instrument panel assembly.
  26.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The tilt lever should be held in the lock position until the steering column is reinstalled in the vehicle. If the column is removed with the lever released, or the lever released after the column is removed from the vehicle, the steering column cannot be reinstalled correctly. If the steering column is installed incorrectly, the collision energy absorbing mechanism may be damaged.

  2.  

Evolution

CAUTION
Wait for 1 minute after disconnecting the negative battery cable before working inside the vehicle. The air bag system is set to deploy for a short period of time after the battery is disconnected.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Be sure the front tires are in the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front seat.
  4.  
  5. Remove the column cover. Remove the meter bezel. Remove the combination meter.
  6.  
  7. Remove the instrument panel ornament. Remove the under cover, switch panel, switch holder and lower frame.
  8.  
  9. Remove the heater control knob, center panel and heater control assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the radio and CD player.
  12.  
  13. Remove the center air outlet panel and the center lower case, if equipped.
  14.  
  15. If equipped with a CD changer, remove the center lower panel.
  16.  
  17. Remove the stopper, glovebox and harness cover. Remove the instrument panel side cover.
  18.  
  19. Remove the passenger-s side air bag module mounting bolt and air bag module.
  20.  
  21. Remove the steering column cover. Remove the driver-s side air bag module. Remove the steering wheel.
  22.  
  23. Remove the steering column clock spring and column switch assembly. Remove the shaft cover.
  24.  
  25. Remove the steering column shaft assembly. Remove the cover assembly.
    NOTE
    The tilt lever should be held in the lock position until the steering column is reinstalled in the vehicle. If the column is removed with the lever released, or the lever released after the column is removed from the vehicle, the steering column cannot be reinstalled correctly. If the steering column is installed incorrectly, the collision energy absorbing mechanism may be damaged.

  26.  
  27. Remove the instrument panel assembly.

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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-Evolution

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The tilt lever should be held in the lock position until the steering column is reinstalled in the vehicle. If the column is removed with the lever released, or the lever released after the column is removed from the vehicle, the steering column cannot be reinstalled correctly. If the steering column is installed incorrectly, the collision energy absorbing mechanism may be damaged.



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    Fig. Steering column installation-Evolution

  2.  
  3. If the steering column shaft was removed accidentally, remove the steering column assembly and be sure to insert the steering column shaft using the alignment illustration.
  4.  

Galant
1999-2003
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait at least 60 seconds before working on the SRS module or instrument panel.


    WARNING
    To prevent damage to the air bag control unit during removal or installation of the floor console, avoid shocks or impact. Do not drop.

  2.  
  3. Remove the floor console by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Shift lever knob on manual transmission vehicles or the shift indicator plate on automatic transmissions
     
    Coin holder behind the shifter, then the center console trim cover in front of the shifter
     
    Center console retaining bolt cover plugs, then remove the bolts
     
    Console assembly, then the brackets
     

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Steering column covers
     
    Instrument cluster bezel and then the instrument cluster
     
    Instrument panel switch, hood lock release handle and the lower duct work
     
    Driver-s knee protector and the left side air outlet cover
     
    Center panel assembly
     
    Glove box undercover, then the glove box and the right side panel cover
     
    Radio and cup holder
     
    Cables from the heater assembly and the blower, then pull out the heater control panel assembly, noting the location of the boss in the center reinforcement
     
    Cool air bypass damper lever cable connection
     
    Passenger-s side air bag module and disconnect the harness connector, if equipped
     
    Steering column bolts and lower the column
     
    Harness connector at the lower left side of the instrument panel
     
    Instrument panel mounting hardware and remove the instrument panel from the vehicle

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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-1999-2003 Galant

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Instrument panel and install the instrument panel mounting hardware
     
    Harness connector at the lower left side of the instrument panel
     
    Steering column bolts
     
    Passenger-s side air bag module and connect the harness connector, if equipped
     
    Cool air bypass damper lever cable connection
     
    Cables to the heater assembly and the blower and install the heater control panel assembly
     
    Radio and cup holder
     
    Glove box undercover, then the glove box and the right side panel cover
     
    Center panel assembly
     
    Left side air outlet cover and the driver-s knee protector
     
    Lower duct work, the instrument panel switch and hood lock release handle
     
    Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster bezel
     
    Steering column covers
     

  2.  
  3. Install the floor console installing or connecting the following:

    Console assembly brackets and the console
     
    Center console retaining bolts, then the bolt cover plugs
     
    Coin holder behind the shifter, then the center console trim cover in front of the shifter
     
    Shift lever knob on manual transmission vehicles or the shift indicator plate on automatic transmissions
     
    Heater hoses to the heater core at the firewall
     

  4.  
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  10.  

2004-2005

CAUTION
Wait for 1 minute after disconnecting the negative battery cable before working inside the vehicle. The air bag system is set to deploy for a short period of time after the battery is disconnected.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Be sure the front tires are in the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front seat. Remove the glove box assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel parcel box and glove box lock. Remove the hood release handle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the instrument panel under passenger-s side cover. Remove the instrument lower panel. Remove the instrument center panel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radio and CD player. Remove the CD changer, if equipped. Remove the accessory box.
  10.  
  11. Remove the console meter hood. Remove the passenger-s side air bag indicator light and passenger-s seat belt warning light.
  12.  
  13. If equipped, remove the multi center display. Remove the center console assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument panel cover. Remove the combination meter assembly. Remove the front pillar trim.
  16.  
  17. Remove the front speaker covers. Remove the speakers. Remove the instrument panel side cover. Remove the instrument panel side air outlet.
  18.  
  19. Remove the driver-s side air bag module. Remove the steering wheel. Remove the steering column cover. Remove the clock spring connector and clock spring and column switch assembly.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the electrical connections for the ignition switch. Remove the key interlock cable.
  22.  
  23. Remove the steering shaft pad. Remove the steering column retaining bolts. Remove the steering column assembly. Pinch the steering column shaft clip with a pliers, and pull up the shaft to disengage the steering column assembly.
    NOTE
    The tilt lever should be held in the lock position until the steering column is reinstalled in the vehicle. If the column is removed with the lever released, or the lever released after the column is removed from the vehicle, the steering column cannot be reinstalled correctly. If the steering column is installed incorrectly, the collision energy absorbing mechanism may be damaged.

  24.  
  25. If equipped with automatic temperature, remove the interior temperature sensor and photo sensor. Remove the instrument panel front end garnish.
  26.  
  27. Remove the gearshift lever handle, heated seat switch, accessory socket, socket cover, front plate and front box.
  28.  
  29. Remove the lid lock lever, hinge, lid, liner box, accessory socket and cover.
  30.  
  31. Remove the floor console retaining screws. Remove the floor console. Remove the accessory socket harness and rear bracket.
  32.  
  33. Remove the cowl side trim. Remove the passenger-s side air bag module.
  34.  
  35. Remove the instrument panel assembly from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components-2004-2005 Galant

  36.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The tilt lever should be held in the lock position until the steering column is reinstalled in the vehicle. If the column is removed with the lever released, or the lever released after the column is removed from the vehicle, the steering column cannot be reinstalled correctly. If the steering column is installed incorrectly, the collision energy absorbing mechanism may be damaged.

  2.  
  3. If the steering column shaft was removed accidentally, remove the steering column assembly and be sure to insert the steering column shaft using the alignment illustration.
  4.  

Mirage
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait at least 60 seconds before working on the SRS module or instrument panel.

  2.  
  3. Remove the passenger-s side air bag by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove box assembly
     
    Air bag-to-dash bolts and the air bag; then, disconnect the electrical connector
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the floor console.
  6.  
  7. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Rheostat
     
    Hood release handle
     
    Knee protector plug and the knee protector assembly
     
    Steering column cover
     
    Meter bezel and the combination meter
     
    Mirror control switch or plug, if equipped
     
    Auto-cruise main switch, fog light switch or plug, if equipped
     
    Side air outlet assembly
     
    Radio and tape player
     
    Cup holder
     
    Heater control panel
     
    Heater control assembly
     
    Steering column bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel assembly with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. Floor console and related components-Mirage



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    Fig. Passenger-s air bag module-Mirage



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    Fig. Instrument panel and steering column assembly-Mirage

     

  8.  

To install:

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

    Instrument panel assembly with the help of an assistant
     
    Steering column and install the steering column bolts
     
    Heater control assembly
     
    Heater control panel
     
    Cup holder
     
    Radio and tape player
     
    Side air outlet assembly
     
    Auto-cruise main switch, fog light switch or plug, if equipped
     
    Mirror control switch or plug, if equipped
     
    Combination meter and the meter bezel
     
    Steering column cover
     
    Knee protector assembly and the knee protector plug
     
    Hood release handle
     
    Rheostat
     
    Floor console
     

  2.  
  3. Install the passenger-s side air bag by installing or connecting the following:

    Electrical connector; then, install the air bag and the air bag-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove box assembly
     

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

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel (1 of 2)-1990-92 Mirage



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel (2 of 2)-1990-92 Mirage



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-1993-94 Mirage shown, 1995-95 similar



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-1997-00 Mirage



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel (1 of 2)-1990-93 Galant



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel (2 of 2)-1990-93 Galant



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-1994-98 Galant



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel (1 of 2)-1999-00 Galant



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel (2 of 2)-1999-00 Galant



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-1992-93 Diamante shown, 1994-96 similar



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel-1997-00 Diamante

For installation of the instrument panel, different types of fasteners were used. During installation, it is important that these fasteners are installed in their original locations. To aid in this, the specific fasteners and their positions are referenced by letters in the exploded views of the instrument panel which follow.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the floor console(s).
  4.  
  5. Remove the plugs and the screws from the knee protector assembly. Remove the assembly from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the retainer and the hood lock release handle from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the steering column upper and lower covers.
  10.  
  11. Unfasten the retaining screws, then remove the combination meter (instrument cluster) bezel. Detach the harness connectors as required.
  12.  
  13. Remove the mounting screws, then remove the combination meter (instrument cluster). On some models it is necessary to pull the meter out slightly and detach the electrical connections from the rear of the combination meter.
  14.  
  15. If equipped, disconnect the speedometer cable from the combination meter as follows:
  16.  

  1. Detach the speedometer cable from the transaxle assembly.
  2.  
  3. Pull the speedometer cable slightly toward the vehicle interior.
  4.  
  5. Release the cable lock by turning the adapter to the left or right, and then remove the adapter.
  6.  

  1. Remove the radio trim plate.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radio retainers and the radio from the console. Disconnect the electrical harness and the antenna lead from the radio and remove it from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the center air outlet assembly.
  6.  
  7. If equipped, remove the screw retainers from each dial knob on the center cluster. Gently pull the dial knobs from the center cluster panel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the glove compartment by pushing the stoppers toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock them, then remove the glove compartment assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the right and left speaker covers. Disconnect and remove the speakers from the instrument panel assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the heater control assembly retaining screws and detach the harness connectors and cables. Remove the heater control assembly from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove any necessary ducts taking note of their orientation.
  16.  
  17. Remove the steering shaft mounting bolts and allow the steering wheel to rest on the front seat cushion. Make sure no harness wires or connections are being pulled or stretched.
  18.  
  19. Remove the instrument panel retaining bolts, label and detach all electrical harness connectors.
  20.  
  21. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle. Disassemble components as required.
  22.  
  23. Install the instrument panel into the vehicle, reattach all harness connections and install retaining bolts. Before installing bolts, make sure the electrical harness wires were not pinched during instrument panel installation.
  24.  
  25. The installation is the reverse of removal.
  26.  

 
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