Subaru Tribeca 2006

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard


Removal & Installation

Remove the front door scuff plate and pillar lower trim
Remove the left side instrument panel side cover
Remove the clips, and remove the left side console lower panel
Remove the clips, and remove the instrument panel lower under cover
Remove the clips and hooks, disconnect the connectors, and then remove the instrument panel lower cover
Remove the glove box
Remove the front console panel
Remove the instrument panel ornament and the driver-s and passenger-s side inner panels
Remove the screws, and pull out the control panel. Disconnect the electrical harness and remove the control panel.
Remove the instrument panel lower cover
Remove the console ring indicator and front console panel cover. The ring indicator can be removed by inserting the clip remover tool or equivalent into the positions indicated by the arrows in the illustration. Remove the screws. Remove the bolts inside the upper pocket. Pull out the console lower pocket and remove the console box.
Remove the screws and clips and remove the console side upper panel
Remove the screws and pull out the front control panel
Disconnect the harness connectors and remove the front control panel
Remove the audio system retaining screws and partially pull the assembly forward. Disconnect the electrical connectors and antenna feed cable. Remove the radio assembly.

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Fig. Front control panel retaining clip locations

Position the tilt steering in the lowest detent
Remove the instrument cluster hood. Remove the instrument cluster retaining screws and pull the cluster forward. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the assembly

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Fig. Instrument cluster retaining screw locations

Lift the upper grille air vent and remove the catch on the hazard side switch
Hold the side of the monitor and remove the catch on the upper right and left sides
Disconnect the connectors and remove the upper air vent grille
Remove the multifunction display or navigation monitor and warning box
Remove the front upper pillar trim
Remove the passenger-s side air bag module retaining bolts
Remove the screw in the center of the instrument cluster assembly housing. Remove the retaining screws on the right and left side of the instrument panel. Remove the screws in the instrument panel center

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Fig. Upper Instrument panel retaining screw locations

Be sure that the upper instrument panel is removed from the steering support beam
Disconnect the necessary electrical connectors and remove the assembly from the vehicle body.

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  3. Tighten the steering support beam retaining bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  5. Tighten the upper instrument panel retaining bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).