Ridgeline 2007-2008

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
    NOTE
    A KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 is required to perform this procedure. Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.


    CAUTION
    Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the dashboard.


    WARNING
    Take care not to scratch the dashboard, body and other related parts.

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  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
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  5. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the navigation system (if equipped).
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  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
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  9. Remove the driver's dashboard lower cover.
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  11. Remove the dashboard center lower cover.
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  13. Remove the center console.
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  15. Remove the glove box.
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  17. Remove the driver-s dashboard lower cover.
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  19. Remove the kick panels, both sides.
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  21. Remove the A-pillar trim, both sides.
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  23. Remove the steering column.
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  25. Disconnect the A/T shift cable.
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  27. Remove the bolt securing the parking brake release lever (A).

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    Fig. Parking brake release lever

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  29. Open the passenger's front door, and remove the passenger's dashboard side cover (A).
    1. Pull out the front door opening trim (B), as necessary.
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    3. Pry up on the lower edge of the passenger's dashboard side cover at the notch (C) to release the clip (D).
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    5. Gently pull out along the edge to release the clips (E).

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      Fig. Passenger's dashboard side cover fastener locations

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  31. Gently pull out the right tweeter grille (A) to release the hooks (B), and disconnect the tweeter connector (C), then remove it.

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    Fig. Right tweeter grille fastener locations

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  33. Pull up the floor carpet (A) as needed. Remove the bolts (B), then remove the console front bracket (C).
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  35. Remove the clips (D), then remove the rear vent duct (E).

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    Fig. Console front bracket and rear vent duct fastener locations

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  37. Pull up the floor carpet (A) as needed. Remove the clips securing the rear heater duct (B). Slide the rear heater duct rearward.

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    Fig. Rear heater duct fastener locations

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  39. On the driver-s side, disconnect the cabin wire harness connectors (A), interior wire harness connector (B), left side wire harness connectors (C), parking brake switch connector (D), brake switch connector (E), and dashboard wire harness connector (F) from the driver's under-dash fuse/relay box (G).
    NOTE
    Lift the large wire harness connector locks before trying to remove the connectors from the fuse/relay box.



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    Fig. Driver-s side cabin wire harness connectors

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  41. In the center, disconnect the SRS unit connector (A), GPS antenna connector (B), A/C subharness connector (C), and floor wire harness connectors (D). Using a TORX® T30 bit, remove the ground bolt (E).

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    Fig. Center cabin wire harness connectors

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  43. On the passenger's side, disconnect the passenger's door wire harness connector (A), radio antenna connector (B), cabin wire harness connector (C), right side wire harness connector (D) and front glass defogger harness connector (E), then detach the connector clip and harness clip (F).

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    Fig. Passenger-s side cabin wire harness connectors

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  45. Open the driver's door, and remove the bolts (A, B). But the upper A and B bolts are not able to remove the body because the driver's door will interfere. Remove the remaining bolts (C, D, E, F), and lift up on the dashboard (G) to release it from the guide pins (H, I).
    WARNING
    Before removing the dashboard, make sure all the harnesses have been disconnected. Do not open the door fully with the driver's side upper dash bolts partially removed. Before removing the dashboard, open the driver's door until one-half position, then pull the upper dash bolts outward.



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    Fig. Instrument panel fastener locations

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  47. If necessary, detach the connector clip and harness clip, and remove the bolts, then remove the center bracket.
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  49. Carefully remove the dashboard through the passenger's front door opening.
    WARNING
    Do not rest the dashboard on its lower center cover opening, or it may be damaged. Lay it on its front or back.

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To install:

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
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  3. Before tightening the bolts, make sure the wire harnesses are not pinched.
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  5. Reinstall the center bracket on the center frame, and slightly tighten the mounting bolts. Reinstall the dashboard on the body. After tightening the dashboard mounting bolts, tighten the center bracket mounting bolts and center frame mounting bolts.
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  7. Make sure the dashboard fits onto the guide pins correctly.
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  9. Apply medium strength type liquid thread lock to the bolts securing the center bracket and the dashboard before reinstallation.
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  11. Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly.
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  13. Perform the power window control unit reset procedure. See -Interior, Power Windows, Power Window Control Unit Reset Procedure.-
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  15. Check for any DTCs that may have been set during repairs, and clear them.
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