Toyota Highlander Hybrid 6 2005-06

Instrument Panel, Pad, and Dashboard

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Refer to the applicable precautions for this system before performing the following operation. Failure to follow the warnings and cautions could result in possible personal injury or death.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in the Suspension and Steering Section.
    CAUTION
    Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

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  5. Remove the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
    1. Remove the front door scuff plates.
    2.  
    3. Remove the cowl side boards.
    4.  
    5. Remove the front door trim covers.
    6.  
    7. Remove the front pillar garnish by disengaging the 5 clips. If equipped with a tweeter speaker, disconnect the electrical connector.
    8.  
    9. Remove the steering column covers-to-steering column screws and the covers.
    10.  
    11. Remove the combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical connector(s) and remove the combination switch.
    12.  
    13. Remove the 2 hood open lever screws and the hood open lever.
    14.  
    15. Remove the 2 lower finish panel bolts and disengage the panel from the 3 clips.
    16.  
    17. Remove the 2 No. 1 safety pad insert bolts and the insert.
    18.  
    19. Remove the 2 No. 2 finish panel bolts and disengage the panel from the 4 clips.
    20.  
    21. In the left side of the glove compartment, pry out the glove box door finish plate and disconnect the air bag module connector.
    22.  
    23. Remove the glove box 3 nuts and 2 screws and the glove box.
    24.  
    25. Remove the center cluster finish panel by disengaging the claw (bottom center) and 4 clips (1 at each corner).
    26.  
    27. Remove the ashtray, the 2 ashtray receptacle box screws.
    28.  
    29. Remove the 4 lower center cluster finish panel screws and disconnect the connector.
    30.  
    31. Remove the clock, the No. 1 and No. 2 registers from the panel.
    32.  
    33. Remove the 3 cluster finish panel screws, disengage the 8 clips and remove the panel.
    34.  
    35. Remove the combination meter.
    36.  
    37. Remove the radio assembly.
    38.  
    39. Remove the heater control assembly.
    40.  
    41. Remove 2 passenger-s side air bag module bolts; then, disconnect and remove the air bag module.
      CAUTION
      Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

    42.  
    43. Remove the instrument panel-to-chassis 5 bolts and nut.
    44.  
    45. Remove the audio amplifier.
    46.  
    47. Remove the No. 1 and No. 2 braces.
    48.  
    49. Remove the No. 2 cowl brace.
    50.  
    51. Remove the instrument panel reinforcement.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel, steering column and related components-Highlander



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      Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and related components-Highlander

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To install:

  1. Install the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
    1. Install the instrument panel reinforcement.
    2.  
    3. Install the No. 2 cowl brace.
    4.  
    5. Install the No. 1 and No. 2 braces.
    6.  
    7. Install the audio amplifier.
    8.  
    9. Install the instrument panel-to-chassis 5 bolts and nut.
    10.  
    11. Connect and install the air bag module and the 2 passenger-s side air bag module bolts.
    12.  
    13. Install the heater control assembly.
    14.  
    15. Install the radio assembly.
    16.  
    17. Install the combination meter.
    18.  
    19. Install the cluster finish panel, engage the 8 clips and install the panel screws.
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    21. Install the No. 1 and No. 2 registers and the clock to the panel.
    22.  
    23. Connect the lower center cluster finish panel connector and install the 4 lower center cluster finish panel screws.
    24.  
    25. Install the 2 ashtray receptacle box screws and the ashtray.
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    27. Install the center cluster finish panel by engaging the 4 clips (1 at each corner) and the claw (bottom center).
    28.  
    29. Install the glove box and the glove box 3 nuts and 2 screws.
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    31. In the left side of the glove compartment, connect the air bag module connector and install the glove box door finish plate.
    32.  
    33. Install the No. 2 finish panel, engage the 4 panel clips and install the 3 panel bolts.
    34.  
    35. Install the No. 1 safety pad insert and the 2 insert bolts.
    36.  
    37. Install the finish panel, engage the 3 finish panel clips and install 2 lower finish panel bolts.
    38.  
    39. Install the hood open lever and the 2 hood open lever screws.
    40.  
    41. Install the combination switch, connect the electrical connector(s) and install the combination switch-to-steering column screws.
    42.  
    43. Install the steering column covers and the covers-to-steering column screws.
    44.  
    45. Install the front pillar garnish by engaging the 5 clips. If equipped with a tweeter speaker, connect the electrical connector.
    46.  
    47. Install the front door trim covers.
    48.  
    49. Install the cowl side boards.
    50.  
    51. Install the front door scuff plates.
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  3. Install the steering wheel as outlined in the Suspension and Steering Section.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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