Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation



2001-2002 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Storage bin, then both side covers by the bin and the footlamp, if equipped
     
    Control console bezel (1 screw in the center), then the ashtray assembly
     
    Climate control console screws, pull the console rearward and detach the electrical connectors
     
    4 radio assembly screws and take the radio out of the vehicle
     
    Floor duct and the right and left knee reinforcement plates
     

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  7. The speed control module, keyless entry module (if equipped) and the passive restraint (air bag) module are all located behind the center console and can be removed after detaching the respective connectors and removing the retaining nuts or screws.
    WARNING
    The control modules are very sensitive to static electricity and can be damaged if exposed to static or stray electrical impulses.

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Glove box and lamp, then the center console and U-brackets
     
    Center air duct, the passive restraint, the keyless entry, the speed control and the ABS modules, as removed
     
    Remaining center console components
     

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  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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2004-2006 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the instrument panel and console panel as follows:


    1. Remove the center console lower cover.
    2.  
    3. Slide the selector knob cover downwards to reveal the selector knob latch.
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    5. Gently pry the selector knob latch outward to release it, then lift the selector knob up to remove it.
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    7. Disconnect the harness connectors and remove the cluster lid C.
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    9. Disconnect the harness connectors and remove the left hand instrument lower panel.
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    11. Remove the storage tray.
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    13. Disconnect the glove box light and remove the right hand instrument lower panel.
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    15. Remove the glove box housing.
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    17. Disconnect the harness connectors and remove the center console.
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    19. Remove left hand center console side finisher. Wrap the tip of flat-bladed screwdriver with a cloth when removing the clips from the finishers. When removing or installing the body side welts, do not allow butyl seal to come in contact with the pillar finisher.
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    21. Disconnect the harness connectors and remove the combination meter cover and the combination meter.
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    23. Remove the instrument panel storage bin.
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    25. Remove the knee protector.
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    27. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
      CAUTION
      Before servicing the air bag system, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. When servicing the SRS, do not work from directly in front of air bag module.

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    29. Set the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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    31. Remove the side lids from the retainers retaining the driver-s side air bag.
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    33. Remove the left and right side bolts.
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    35. Lift the driver-s side air bag from the steering wheel.
      NOTE
      When Disconnecting or connecting the air bag harness or horn connectors, always pull up to release the black locking tab prior to removing the connector from the air bag component. Always push down to lock the black locking tab after installing the connector to the air bag component. When locked, the black locking tab is level with the connector housing.

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    37. Disconnect the air bag harness and horn connectors, then remove the driver air bag module.
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    39. Remove the steering wheel center nut.
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    41. Remove the steering wheel using puller tools J-1859-A and J-42578.
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    43. Remove the column cover upper and lower.
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    45. Remove wiper washer switch connector, then pinch the tabs at the wiper and washer switch base and slide the switch away from the steering column.
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    47. While pressing tabs, pull the light and turn signal switch toward the driver door and disconnect from the base.
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    49. Remove the screws, release the tab, and remove the spiral cable.
      CAUTION
      Do not disassemble spiral cable. Do not apply lubricant to the spiral cable.

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    51. Remove the spiral cable connectors.
      CAUTION
      With the steering linkage disconnected, the spiral cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns. The spiral cable can be turned counterclockwise about 2.5 turns from the right end position.

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    53. Inspect the steering wheel near the puller holes for damage. If damaged, replace the steering wheel.
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    55. Remove the tilt lever knob from the tilt lever by inserting a suitable tool into the slot of the tilt knob, then depress the tab and withdraw the lever knob.
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    57. Remove the instrument panel driver-s side lower panel.
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    59. Remove the steering column cover and ignition key finisher.
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    61. Remove the mounting screws of the knee protector, then remove the knee protector.
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    63. Remove the lock nut and bolt, then separate the lower joint from the upper joint.
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    65. Remove the nuts from steering member, remove the steering column assembly from the steering member.
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    67. Remove the hole cover seal and clamp.
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    69. Remove the nuts, then remove the hole cover from the dash panel.
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    71. Remove the mounting bolt located at the lower side of the lower joint and remove the lower joint from vehicle.
    72.  
    73. Remove the defrost grille.
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    75. Remove the right and left hand side defroster assemblies.
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    77. Remove the right and left side ventilator assemblies.
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    79. Remove the right and left front pillar finishers.
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    81. Remove the instrument panel.
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