Suzuki Aerio, Verona 2002-06

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Before servicing, or working around, the SRS system, turn the ignition switch OFF , disconnect the battery and wait at least three minutes. Refer to the Precautions Section.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The negative battery lead.
     
    The A-post panels of the dashboard
     
    The end covers on both sides

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    Fig. Location of A-post dash panels and end covers

     
    The soundproofing panels
     
    The courtesy lighting
     
    The On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) connector
     
    The steering wheel
     
    The combined instrument panel
     
    Gear selector assembly and steering wheel module
     
    The center console
     
    The dashboard environment panel
     
    The bracket for the road traffic information loudspeaker
     
    The connector for the hazard warning signal flasher
     
    Lift up and disconnect the sun sensor

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    Fig. Sun sensor removal

     

  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Unhook the cable for the parking brake at the cable terminal by the release handle.
     
    Disconnect the cable for the gear selector lever lock.
     
    Detach the gear selector assembly (four screws). Turn the gear selector assembly a quarter turn with the control downwards towards the driver's seat.
     
    The glove compartment
     
    The connector for the passenger air bag module
     
    The lower mounting for the passenger air bag module. Remove the 2 screws
     
    The the 9 screws holding the dashboard
     
    Lift out dashboard.
     
    Remove instrument panel

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    Fig. Location of lower mounting for the passenger air bag module



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    Fig. Location of 5 of the 9 dashboard screws to be removed



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    Fig. Location of 4 of the 9 dashboard screws to be removed

     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Check that no wiring is trapped at the cable ducts.



    The instrument panel
     
    Lift the dashboard
     
    Pull the connector for the sun sensor out through the hole in the dashboard.
     



    The dashboard. Tighten the 9 M6 screws to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The lower mounting for the passenger air bag module. Tighten the 2 M6 screws to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The sun sensor
     
    The connector for the hazard warning signal flasher
     
    The cable for the parking brake. Hook the cable into place at the release handle
     
    The On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) connector
     
    The combined instrument panel
     
    The gear selector assembly and steering wheel module
     
    The steering wheel
     
    The bracket for the road traffic information loudspeaker
     
    The dashboard environment panel
     
    The gear selector assembly. Tighten the 4 M8 bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    The mechanical cable for the gear selector lever knob
     
    The center console
     
    The courtesy lighting
     
    The end covers of the dashboard on both sides
     
    The A-post panels
     

  4.  

Aerio
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove instrument panel as follows:
    1. Disable air bag system.
    2.  
    3. Remove steering column hole cover.
    4.  
    5. Detach steering lower shaft.
    6.  
    7. Remove glove box and hood latch release lever.
    8.  
    9. Remove console box.
    10.  
    11. Remove instrument panel center lower covers.
    12.  
    13. Remove front pillar trims, front pillar lower garnishes, front side sill scuffs and dash side trims.
    14.  
    15. Disconnect instrument panel harness connectors and antenna cable which need to be disconnected for removal for instrument panel.
    16.  
    17. Remove instrument panel ground wire.
    18.  
    19. Remove instrument panel mounting bolts.
    20.  
    21. Remove instrument panel with steering column, steering support member and instrument panel harness.

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      Fig. Instrument panel and mounting bolt locations-Aerio

    22.  

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To install:

  1. Reverse removal procedure to install heater and cooling unit noting the following instructions:
  2.  
  3. Install the instrument panel.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Verona
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel assembly as follows:
    1. Remove the floor console.
    2.  
    3. Remove the sun sensor by gently prying up on it and disengaging the connector.
    4.  
    5. Remove the tweeter speakers by gently prying up on it and disengaging the connectors.
    6.  
    7. Remove the stereo cassette AM/FM radio by first removing the audio system trim plate, mounting screws and then disengaging the audio system electrical connectors.
    8.  
    9. Remove the instrument cluster dimmer switch assembly.
    10.  
    11. Remove the instrument cluster trim panel.
    12.  
    13. Remove the automatic temperature controls assembly.
    14.  
    15. Remove the instrument cluster.
    16.  
    17. Remove the kick panels.
    18.  
    19. Remove the glove box.
    20.  
    21. Remove the screws and the glove box housing.
    22.  
    23. Disconnect the glove box housing electrical connectors.
    24.  
    25. Remove the knee bolster.
    26.  
    27. Remove the screws and the instrument panel side covers.
    28.  
    29. Remove the screw and instrument panel fuse block.
    30.  
    31. Remove the nuts and the bolts securing the steering column.
    32.  
    33. Disconnect the steering column electrical connector and lower the steering column.
    34.  
    35. Remove the instrument panel bolts below the windshield.
    36.  
    37. Remove the fixing screws securing the instrument panel.
    38.  
    39. Remove the nuts securing the sides of the instrument panel to the body.
    40.  
    41. Disconnect the instrument panel electrical connectors.
    42.  
    43. Remove the instrument panel.
    44.  

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the instrument panel assembly by reversing the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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