Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Instrument Panel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



4Runner and Tundra


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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and related componentsTundra shown



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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel4Runner shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Suspension and Steering, Steering Wheel.
  4.  


CAUTION
Work must NOT be started until after 90 seconds from the time the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative battery cable is disconnected from the battery. The SRS is equipped with a back-up power source so that if the work is started within the 90 seconds of disconnecting the negative terminal, the SRS may be deployed.

  1. Disarm the SRS system. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): "CHASSIS ELECTRICAL," "SRS System." See .
  2.  
  3. Remove the cowl side trim and the front door scuff plate.
  4.  
  5. Unbolt the lower finish panel, then remove the hood and fuel tank release lever screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the starter switch bezel.
  8.  
  9. Detach the No. 2 and No. 1 heater-to-register duct.
  10.  
  11. Unscrew the cluster finish panel, then remove.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the harness for the combination meter, then unscrew and remove.
  14.  
  15. Remove the A/C switch, heater control knob and heater control panel.
  16.  
  17. Remove the two mounting screws. Using a flat-bladed tool, remove the panel.
  18.  
  19. Unplug the connectors. Separate the A/C control cable from the unit.
  20.  
  21. Remove the glove compartment door.
  22.  
  23. Remove the glove box lamp. Remove the bolts and the panel.
  24.  
  25. Remove the glove compartment door reinforcement.
  26.  
  27. Unhook the heater register duct. Remove the radio and side bracket.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the air bag harness.
  30.  
  31. Remove the bolts in the upper portion of the glove box.
  32.  
  33. Remove the defroster nozzle.
  34.  
  35. Remove the instrument panel reinforcement.
  36.  

To install:

  1. Attach the instrument panel reinforcement.
  2.  
  3. Install the defroster nozzle.
  4.  
  5. Bolt in the upper portion of the glove box.
  6.  
  7. Plug in the air bag harness.
  8.  
  9. Install the radio and hook-up the heater register duct.
  10.  
  11. Install the glove compartment door reinforcement.
  12.  
  13. Install the glove box lamp. Attach the bolts for the panel.
  14.  
  15. Install the glove box door.
  16.  
  17. Attach the A/C control cable. Plug the connectors.
  18.  
  19. Install the center cluster finish panel.
  20.  
  21. Attach the harness to the combination meter, then attach to the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Tighten the cluster finish panel.
  24.  
  25. Attach the No. 2 and No. 1 heater-to-register duct.
  26.  
  27. Install the starter switch bezel.
  28.  
  29. Install the lower finish panel, and then attach the hood and fuel tank release lever.
  30.  
  31. Install the cowl side trim and the front door scuff plate.
  32.  
  33. Install the steering wheel.
  34.  
  35. Connect the negative battery cable.
  36.  

T100


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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and related componentsT100 shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front pillar garnish.
  4.  
  5. Unscrew the front door scuff plate and the cowl side trims.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering wheel. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Suspension and Steering, Steering Wheel.
  8.  


CAUTION
Work must NOT be started until after 90 seconds from the time the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative battery cable is disconnected from the battery. The SRS is equipped with a back-up power source so that if the work is started within the 90 seconds of disconnecting the negative terminal, the SRS may be deployed.

  1. Disarm the SRS system. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): "CHASSIS ELECTRICAL," "SRS System." See .
  2.  
  3. Remove the following:

    Steering column cover
     
    Hood lock release lever
     
    Lower finish panel No. 1
     
    Combination switch
     
    Glove box door
     
    Lower finish panel No. 2
     
    Lower center panel
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the screws retaining the center cluster finish panel, then detach the harness from the unit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stereo opening cover.
  8.  
  9. Unscrew the combination meter from the dash.
  10.  
  11. Remove the following:

    No. 1 register
     
    Duct heater-to-register No. 1
     
    Duct heater-to-register No. 2
     
    Glove compartment door reinforcement
     
    Brace for the No. 1 and No. 2 registers
     

  12.  
  13. Detach the harness connections for the instrument panel, then remove the two bolts from the panel.
  14.  
  15. Unbolt the No. 3 brace, then remove the reinforcement.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Attach the reinforcement, then the No. 3 brace.
  2.  
  3. Attach the harness connections for the instrument panel, then tighten the two bolts for the panel.
  4.  
  5. Install the following:

    Brace for the No. 1 and No. 2 registers
     
    Glove compartment door reinforcement
     
    Duct heater-to-register No. 2
     
    Duct heater-to-register No. 1
     
    No. 1 register
     

  6.  
  7. Tighten the combination meter into place.
  8.  
  9. Attach the stereo opening cover.
  10.  
  11. Attach the cluster harness, then install and tighten the screws that retain the center cluster finish panel.
  12.  
  13. Install the following:

    Lower center panel
     
    Lower finish panel No. 2.
     
    Glove box door
     
    Combination switch
     
    Lower finish panel No. 1
     
    Hood lock release lever
     
    Steering column cover
     

  14.  
  15. Install the steering wheel.
  16.  
  17. Attach, then tighten the front door scuff plate and the cowl side trims.
  18.  
  19. Place the front pillar garnish into position and tighten.
  20.  
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
  22.  

Tacoma


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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel and related componentsTacoma

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): Suspension and Steering, Steering Wheel.
  4.  


CAUTION
Work must NOT be started until after 90 seconds from the time the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative battery cable is disconnected from the battery. The SRS is equipped with a back-up power source so that if the work is started within the 90 seconds of disconnecting the negative terminal, the SRS may be deployed.

  1. Disarm the SRS system. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): "CHASSIS ELECTRICAL," "SRS System." See .
  2.  
  3. Remove the following:

    Steering column cover
     
    Hood lock release lever
     
    Combination switch
     
    Fuse box cover
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the lower left hand finish panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the following parts:

    Starter switch bezel
     
    No. 2 heater-to-register
     
    Steering column
     
    Clock
     

  8.  
  9. Remove the cup holder and the heater control knobs.
  10.  
  11. With the aide of a flat-bladed tool, remove the heater control panel.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the hazard harness.
  14.  
  15. Remove the mounting screws for the center cluster finish panel.
  16.  
  17. Remove the heater control assembly.
  18.  
  19. Remove the radio.
  20.  
  21. Remove the screws mounting the cluster finish panel, and then lower the panel.
  22.  
  23. Remove the combination meter screws, the speedometer cable. Disconnect the harness.
  24.  
  25. Remove the No. 1 register and the No. 1 heater-to-register duct.
  26.  
  27. Unscrew the glove compartment door and the reinforcement, then remove.
  28.  
  29. Unbolt the lower center instrument cover and remove the cover.
  30.  
  31. Separate the lower No. 2 finish panel from the dash.
  32.  
  33. Lift out the ashtray box and receptacle retainer.
  34.  
  35. Remove the stereo opening cover and the cigarette lighter harness.
  36.  
  37. Unbolt the side bracket for the instrument panel, then remove the instrument panel.
  38.  
  39. Unbolt the No. 1 and No. 2 brace for the instrument reinforcement. Remove the center heater-to-register duct.
  40.  
  41. Pull out the defroster nozzle.
  42.  
  43. Separate the reinforcement from the dash.
  44.  
  45. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  46.  
  47. Connect the negative battery cable.
  48.  

Land Cruiser


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Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panelLand Cruiser

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): "SUSPENSION AND STEERING," "Steering Wheel." See .
  4.  


CAUTION
Work must NOT be started until after 90 seconds from the time the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative battery cable is disconnected from the battery. The SRS is equipped with a back-up power source so that if the work is started within the 90 seconds of disconnecting the negative terminal, the SRS may be deployed.

  1. Disarm the SRS system. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): "CHASSIS ELECTRICAL," "SRS System." See .
  2.  
  3. Apply strips of protective tape on the inside of each windshield pillar. This will protect the trim during removal.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hood release and fuel door release levers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fuse box opening cover.
  10.  
  11. Unscrew the lower trim panel below the steering column.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lower instrument panel.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the No. 2 heater-to-register duct.
  16.  
  17. Loosen the DLC3 and the fuse block.
  18.  
  19. Detach the No. 2 center cluster finish panel.
  20.  
  21. Remove the steering column.
  22.  
  23. Unbolt the cluster finish panel, then the combination meter.
  24.  
  25. Remove the center cluster finish panel assembly with the clock attached.
  26.  
  27. With the aid of a taped prytool, take off the two claws, then remove the cup holder hole cover.
  28.  
  29. Remove the ashtray.
  30.  
  31. Unscrew the center cluster finish panel with the heater control assembly, then disconnect the harness.
  32.  
  33. Remove the screws retaining the heater control assembly from the center cluster finish panel.
  34.  
  35. Remove the following:

    Radio
     
    Glove compartment door
     
    Speaker panel
     
    Speaker
     
    Front console box
     
    Rear console box
     

  36.  
  37. Loosen and remove the five screws and nine bolts holding the instrument panel.
  38.  
  39. Remove the lower instrument panel reinforcement, then the No. 1 brace and the instrument panel.
  40.  

To install:

  1. Attach the No. 1 brace and lower instrument panel, then the instrument panel reinforcement.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the five screws and nine bolts holding the instrument panel.
  4.  
  5. Install the following:

    Radio
     
    Glove compartment door
     
    Speaker panel
     
    Speaker
     
    Front console box
     
    Rear console box
     

  6.  
  7. Tighten the screws retaining the heater control assembly to the center cluster finish panel.
  8.  
  9. Connect the harness to the heater control, then attach the center cluster finish panel with the heater control assembly.
  10.  
  11. Reinstall the ashtray.
  12.  
  13. Place the cup holder hole cover into position.
  14.  
  15. Install the center cluster finish panel assembly with the clock attached.
  16.  
  17. Install the combination meter.
  18.  
  19. Attach the cluster finish panel.
  20.  
  21. Install the steering column.
  22.  
  23. Attach the No. 2 center cluster finish panel.
  24.  
  25. Install the DLC3 and the fuse block.
  26.  
  27. Insert and attach the No. 2 heater-to-register duct.
  28.  
  29. Install and tighten down the lower instrument panel.
  30.  
  31. Place the lower trim panel below the steering column, and then tighten.
  32.  
  33. Attach the fuse box opening cover.
  34.  
  35. Place into position, then tighten down the ho