Sentra 2007

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals.


WARNING
Never tamper with or force air bag lid open, as this may adversely affect air bag performance.


WARNING
Be careful not to scratch pad and other parts.

  1. Disconnect both the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console assembly. Refer to Consoles in the Body Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove instrument lower panel LH screw, position instrument lower panel LH to disconnect diagnostic connector and hood release cable, and then remove instrument lower panel LH.
  6.  
  7. Remove steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel in the Steering Section.
  8.  
  9. Remove cluster lid C.
  10.  
  11. Remove the glove box assembly. Refer to Glove Compartment in the Body Section.
  12.  
  13. Remove instrument lower covers (LH/RH).
  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument lower cover (center) screws, disconnect power socket connector and then remove the instrument lower cover (center).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly components

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  17. Remove the instrument upper cover screws and then remove the instrument upper cover.
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  19. Remove the combination meter. Refer to Combination Meter in the Body Section.
  20.  
  21. Remove the front pillar garnish. Refer to Panels & Trim in the Body Section.
  22.  
  23. Remove the headlamp control switch. Refer to Lighting in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  24.  
  25. Remove the wiper control switch. Refer to Instruments & Switches in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  26.  
  27. Remove the passenger air bag module bolt (A) from the steering member.

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    Fig. Remove the passenger air bag module bolt (A) from the steering member.

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  29. Remove the instrument panel lower RH screw (A).

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    Fig. Remove the instrument panel lower RH screw (A).

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  31. Remove the instrument panel screw inside the combination meter opening.
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  33. Remove the instrument panel screw at the upper LH corner.
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  35. Remove the instrument panel lower LH screw.
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  37. Remove the front tweeters (LH and RH), if equipped. Refer to Speakers in the ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS Section.
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  39. Remove the upper instrument panel bolts located near the front tweeters (RH and LH).
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  41. Disconnect the audio antenna.
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  43. Remove the instrument panel assembly.
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To install:


WARNING
Connect the negative and positive battery terminals.


WARNING
Never tamper with or force air bag lid open, as this may adversely affect air bag performance.


WARNING
Be careful not to scratch pad and other parts.

  1. Install the instrument panel assembly.
  2.  
  3. Connect the audio antenna.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper instrument panel bolts located near the front tweeters (RH and LH).
  6.  
  7. Install the front tweeters (LH and RH), if equipped. Refer to Speakers in the ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS Section.
  8.  
  9. Install the instrument panel lower LH screw.
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  11. Install the instrument panel screw at the upper LH corner.
  12.  
  13. Install the instrument panel screw inside the combination meter opening.
  14.  
  15. Install the instrument panel lower RH screw.
  16.  
  17. Install the passenger air bag module bolt from the steering member.
  18.  
  19. Install the wiper control switch. Refer to Instruments & Switches in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  20.  
  21. Install the headlamp control switch. Refer to Lighting in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  22.  
  23. Install the front pillar garnish. Refer to Panels & Trim in the Body Section.
  24.  
  25. Install the combination meter. Refer to Combination Meter in the Body Section.
  26.  
  27. Install the instrument upper cover screws and then install the instrument upper cover.
  28.  
  29. Install the instrument lower cover (center) screws, connect power socket connector and then install the instrument lower cover (center).
  30.  
  31. Install instrument lower covers (LH/RH).
  32.  
  33. Install the glove box assembly. Refer to Glove Compartment in the Body Section.
  34.  
  35. Install cluster lid C.
  36.  
  37. Install steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel in the Steering Section.
  38.  
  39. Install instrument lower panel LH screw, position instrument lower panel LH to connect diagnostic connector and hood release cable, and then install instrument lower panel LH.
  40.  
  41. Install the center console assembly. Refer to Consoles in the Body Section.
  42.  
  43. Connect both the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
  44.  

Cluster Lid C

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the CVT shift selector handle (if equipped). Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in the Transmission Section.
  2.  
  3. Move shift selector to neutral position, then rotate M/T shift selector knob in a counterclockwise direction to remove from shift selector (if equipped).
  4.  
  5. Release the M/T or CVT finisher, disconnect necessary connectors and remove finisher.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly components

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  7. Release the clips using a suitable tool, disconnect harness connectors, then remove the controller finisher.
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  9. Remove the cluster lid C upper mask (non SE-R models).
  10.  
  11. Remove the double meter (SE-R models). Refer to Double Meters in Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
  12.  
  13. Remove cluster lid C.
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  15. Remove cluster lid C screws.
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  17. Pull out cluster lid C to disconnect harness connector and remove cluster lid C.

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    Fig. Remove cluster lid C (1). Remove cluster lid C screws (A). Pull out cluster lid C (1) to disconnect harness connector and remove cluster lid C (1).

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To install:


NOTE
Be aware of the installation direction, then screw M/T shift selector knob onto shift selector (if equipped).



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Fig. Be aware of the installation direction (arrow points to the Front of vehicle), then screw M/T shift selector knob onto shift selector (if equipped).

  1. Install cluster lid C.
  2.  
  3. Push the cluster lid C in to connect harness connector and install cluster lid C.
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  5. Install cluster lid C screws.
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  7. Install the double meter (SE-R models). Refer to Double Meters in Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
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  9. Install the cluster lid C upper mask (non SE-R models).
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  11. Engage the clips using a suitable tool, connect harness connectors, then install the controller finisher.
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  13. Engage the M/T or CVT finisher, connect necessary connectors and install finisher.
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  15. Move shift selector to neutral position, then rotate M/T shift selector knob in a clockwise direction to install to shift selector (if equipped).
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  17. Install the CVT shift selector handle (if equipped). Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in the Transmission Section.
  18.  

Double Meters

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Carefully remove the double meter assembly using suitable tool.
    WARNING
    Wrap suitable tool with clean shop cloth to prevent damage to the instrument panel.



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    Fig. Carefully remove the double meter assembly (1) using suitable tool

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  3. Disconnect the double meter assembly connector and remove the double meter assembly.

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    Fig. Disconnect the double meter assembly connector (1) and remove the double meter assembly (2)

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To install:


WARNING
Wrap suitable tool with clean shop cloth to prevent damage to the instrument panel.

  1. Connect the double meter assembly connector and install the double meter assembly.
  2.  
  3. Carefully install the double meter assembly using suitable tool.
  4.  

Instrument Lower Panel LH

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove instrument lower panel LH screw, position instrument lower panel LH to disconnect diagnostic connector and hood release cable, and then remove instrument lower panel LH.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly components

  2.  

To install:

  1. Install instrument lower panel LH screw, position instrument lower panel LH to connect diagnostic connector and hood release cable, and then install instrument lower panel LH.
  2.  

Combination Meter

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove instrument lower panel LH screw, position instrument lower panel LH to disconnect diagnostic connector and hood release cable, and then remove instrument lower panel LH.
  2.  
  3. Remove steering lock escutcheon.
  4.  
  5. Remove steering column cover screws, then remove steering column upper cover and lower cover.

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    Fig. Remove steering lock escutcheon (1). Remove steering column cover screws (A), then remove steering column upper cover and lower cover (2).

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  7. Disengage the metal clips, and then remove cluster lid A.
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  9. Remove the combination meter screws, pull out the combination meter to disconnect the connector, remove the combination meter.

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    Fig. Disengage the metal clips, and then remove cluster lid A. Remove the combination meter screws (A), pull out the combination meter (1) to disconnect the connector, remove the combination meter (1).

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To install:

  1. Install the combination meter screws, push in the combination meter to connect the connector, install the combination meter.
  2.  
  3. Engage the metal clips, and then install cluster lid A.
  4.  
  5. Install steering column cover screws, then install steering column upper cover and lower cover.
  6.  
  7. Install steering lock escutcheon.
  8.  
  9. Install instrument lower panel LH screw, position instrument lower panel LH to connect diagnostic connector and hood release cable, and then install instrument lower panel LH.
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