Mitsubishi Endeavor 2004-06

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Place the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
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  7. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    CAUTION
    Wait at least 60 seconds after disconnecting the battery cable before performing any work on the air bag or instrument panel.


    CAUTION
    Store the air bag module facing up.



    Negative battery cable
     



    Steering column-to-instrument panel cover screws and the cover
     
    Air bag module, carefully, from the steering wheel
     
    Electrical connectors from the air bag module
     



    Steering wheel nut
     
    Press the steering wheel from the steering column, using a steering wheel puller
     
    Front scuff plate
     
    Cowl side trim
     
    Floor console assembly
     
    Front pillar trim
     
    Hood lock release handle
     
    Side cover
     
    Lower panel
     
    Plug
     
    Fog light switch or switch plug
     
    Rheostat
     
    Steering column lower cover
     
    Steering column cover protector
     
    Steering column upper cover
     
    Combination meter assembly
     
    Center panel assembly
     
    Air outlet
     
    Radio panel
     
    Heater/air conditioning control assembly
     
    Console box
     
    Heated seat switch, if equipped
     
    Hazard warning lamp switch
     
    Console meter hood
     
    Multi-center display unit
     
    Radio and CD player assembly
     
    Air bag caution label
     
    Glove box assembly, inner cover, lock assembly and damper
     
    Speaker panel
     
    Tweeter
     
    Clock spring connector
     
    Column switch connector
     
    Clock spring and column switch assembly
     
    Photo sensor and sensor harness clamp, if equipped
     
    Radio harness clamp
     
    Interior temperature sensor, if equipped
     
    Stay
     
    Passenger-s air bag module nut and the air bag module
     
    Electrical connector from the air bag module
     
    Instrument panel assembly, carefully, with the help of an assistant

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    Fig. Instrument panel and related components



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    Fig. Location of the instrument panel retaining clips and claws

     

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  11. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    When installing the clock spring, ensure that the mating marks are properly aligned. If not the steering wheel may not rotate completely during a turn, or the flat cable in the clock spring could be damaged. This would prevent normal SRS operation and possibly cause serious injury to the driver.



    Instrument panel, carefully with the help of an assistant
     
    Side defroster grille
     
    Multi-meter assembly and the multi-meter panel
     
    Upper glove box frame and the glove box striker
     
    Speaker and the combination meter
     
    Heater/air conditioning control assembly
     
    Radio and tape/CD player
     
    Center under cover assembly
     
    Glove box assembly
     
    Under cover, the corner cover and the stopper
     
    Meter bezel assembly
     
    Knee protector assembly and bracket
     
    Filler door lock release handle
     
    Hood lock release handle
     
    Electrical connector to the passenger-s side air bag module
     
    Passenger-s air bag module and the air bag module nut
     
    Glove box and the glove box stoppers
     
    Foot shower duct
     

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  13. To align the mating marks of the clock spring, turn the clock spring counterclockwise fully. Then turn it back approximately 3 3/4 turns counterclockwise to align the mating marks.
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  15. Turn the front wheels to the straight ahead position. Then install the clock spring to the column switch.
    NOTE
    If the vehicle is equipped with Active Skid Control (ASC), ensure that the steering wheel sensor-s mating marks are properly aligned. If not, the steering wheel sensor could be damaged.

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  17. To align the mating marks, if the vehicle is equipped with Active Skid Control (ASC), turn the steering wheel sensor clockwise fully. Then turn it back approximately 2 3/4 turns counterclockwise to align the mating marks. Align the mating marks on the clock spring and the steering wheel sensor, and install the steering wheel sensor to the column switch assembly. Connect the steering wheel sensor connector.
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  19. Install or connect the following:

    Steering column-to-instrument panel cover and the cover screws
     
    Floor console assembly
     

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  21. Connect the negative battery cable. On 2005-2006 vehicles, turn the ignition ON and then OFF , and keep it off for at least ten seconds.
    NOTE
    If the vehicle is equipped with Active Skid Control (ASC), the steering wheel sensor must be recalibrated after the steering shaft has been installed. This is necessary because the TCL/ASC-ECU should update the steering neutral point.


    NOTE
    To complete the steering sensor calibration procedure the following tools are needed. MB991958 scan tool, MB991824 VCI, MB991827 MUT III USB cable, MB991910 MUT III Main harness -A-.

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  23. Connect the scan tool to the data link connector. To prevent damage to the scan tool be sure that the ignition switch is in the LOCK (OFF) position before connecting the scan tool.
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  25. Park the vehicle on a level surface.
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  27. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
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  29. Select -interactive diagnosis- from the menu screen.
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  31. Select -special function- from the menu screen.
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  33. Select -steering angle sensor- from the menu screen.
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  35. Select -calibration- from the menu screen.
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  37. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (OFF) position.
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  39. Disconnect the scan tool.
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  41. Evacuate and charge the air conditioning system refrigerant.
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  43. Run the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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