Suzuki Forenza, Reno 2003-06

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering column trim cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the A-pillar trim panels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the floor console.
  8.  
  9. Remove the audio system.
  10.  
  11. Remove the center molding.
  12.  
  13. Remove the instrument cluster dimmer switch assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument cluster trim panel.
  16.  
  17. Remove the instrument cluster.
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  19. Remove the glove box and the glove box housing.
  20.  
  21. Remove the knee bolster.
  22.  
  23. Remove the screws and the instrument panel side covers.
  24.  
  25. Remove the screw and the instrument panel fuse block.
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  27. Remove the nuts and the bolts securing the steering column.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the steering column electrical connector.
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  31. Lower the steering column.

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    Fig. Steering column

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  33. Remove bolts and screws.
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  35. Remove the connecting pieces.

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    Fig. Bolt and screw removal

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  37. Remove the bolt securing the middle of the instrument panel to the body.

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    Fig. Middle panel bolt removal

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  39. Remove the instrument panel screws behind the glove box brace.

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    Fig. Panel screw removal

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  41. Remove the bolts securing the sides of the instrument panel to body.
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  43. Disconnect the instrument panel electrical connectors.
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  45. Remove the instrument panel.

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    Fig. Side panel bolts

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To install:

  1. Position the instrument panel in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the instrument panel electrical connectors.
  4.  
  5. Install the bolts securing the sides of the instrument panel to the body.
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  7. Tighten the instrument panel-to-body bolts to 16 ft. lbs. 22 Nm)
  8.  
  9. Install the instrument panel screws behind the glove box brace.
  10.  
  11. Install the bolt securing the middle of the instrument panel to the body.
  12.  
  13. Tighten the instrument panel-to-body bolts to 16 ft lbs. (22 Nm)
  14.  
  15. Install the connecting pieces with bolts and screws.
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  17. Tighten the connecting pieces bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
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  19. Raise the steering column.
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  21. Connect the steering column electrical connector.
  22.  
  23. Install the nuts and the bolts securing the steering column.
  24.  
  25. Tighten the steering column nuts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
  26.  
  27. Tighten the steering column bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
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  29. Install the instrument panel fuse block with the screw.
  30.  
  31. Install the instrument panel side covers with the screws.
  32.  
  33. Install the knee bolster.
  34.  
  35. Install the glove box and the glove box housing.
  36.  
  37. Install the instrument cluster.
  38.  
  39. Install the instrument cluster trim panel.
  40.  
  41. Install the instrument cluster dimmer switch assembly.
  42.  
  43. Install the audio system.
  44.  
  45. Install the center molding.
  46.  
  47. Install the floor console.
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  49. Install the A-pillar trim panels.
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  51. Install the steering column trim cover.
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  53. Connect the negative battery cable.

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    Fig. Console and center molding

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