Sentra 2007

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
Heater core removal requires removing the dashboard.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Position the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
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  7. Disconnect the negative (() battery cable; then, the positive (+) battery cable.
    NOTE
    Wait at least 10 minutes after disconnecting the battery cables for the charge in the air bag circuit to dissipate before working on the air bag module(s).



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    Fig. Exploded view of dashboard

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  9. Properly discharge and recover the refrigerant from the A/C system.
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  11. Drain the cooling system.
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  13. Install the steering column by removing the following:

    lower dash cover
     
    airbag module: store it face up out of the way
     
    steering wheel
     
    steering column covers
     
    combination switch and spiral cable
     
    disconnect all wiring
     
    install the bolt to disconnect the upper end of the intermediate shaft from the power steering motor.
     
    install the nuts to lower the power steering assembly from the vehicle.
     

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  15. Install the center console. There are two screws under the front panel (below the brake handle) and two more at the back (open the lid).
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  17. Install the lower instrument panel covers and disengage the diagnostic connector and hood release handle.
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  19. Install the uppermost part of the center cluster trim, then install four screws to install the whole center cluster. Unplug wiring connectors as needed.
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  21. Install the glove box. There are two screws below the door and four inside at the top.
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  23. Disengage three clips to install the instrument cluster cover, then install three screws to install the instrument cluster. Unplug the connectors as necessary.
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  25. Install the passenger side airbag module from the steering member. Store it face up out of the way.
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  27. Install the speakers at each front corner of the dashboard and install the bolts securing the dashboard.
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  29. Install the screws at each upper and lower corner of the dashboard and in the instrument cluster opening.
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  31. Disconnect the antenna and install the dashboard.
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  33. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the evaporator.
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  35. Disconnect the hoses from the heater core.
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