Protege 1999-2000

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  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.

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  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
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  9. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
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  11. Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
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  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
     

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  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
     

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  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
     

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  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
     

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  21. Remove the instrument cluster by:

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

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  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

     

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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
     

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  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
     

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  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
     

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  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.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  19. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system.
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  21. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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