Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

Instrument Panel and Pad

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 12



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the common instrument panel



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the common instrument panel-continued



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Fig. Fig. 3: Bolt size chart for the instrument panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds on models equipped with an airbag.
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  3. Remove the assist grips on either door.
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  5. Catrefully remove the garnishes on the door pillars.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Pry the panel on the side of the dash with a tapped ended screwdriver

  1. Pull the rear edge of the side defroster nozzle upward and remove it.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel.
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  5. Unscrew and separate the steering column covers.
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  7. If necessary, remove the door scuff panels.
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  9. Remove the two screws and extract the side panel.
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  11. If necessary, remove the hood release lever. Unscrew the lever and pull if forward to remove.
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  13. On the cluster finish lower panel remove the two small covers and remove the 5 screws retaining the panel.
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  15. Five bolts retain the knee panel, loosen and remove them.
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  17. Push up the release lock at the center on the lower side of the cluster finish center upper panel.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Lift up the center upper panel to access the J/B and R/B No. 1

  1. On the console box, press on the sides of the box while pulling the box outwards, then remove the box.
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  3. On the ash tray and cup holder, remove the four screws and extract the ash tray retainer and cup holder. Disconnect the wiring.
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Fig. Fig. 6: There are four screws retaining the cup holder and ash tray receptacle ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... now lift the assembly out from the dash

  1. Remove the cluster finish center panel with radio. There are two screws, two up underneath. Then disconnect the wiring.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Unscrew the radio cluster finish panel (this vehicle was not equipped with a radio)



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Fig. Fig. 9: The radio console has two screws up underneath to access for removal



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Fig. Fig. 10: Slide the finish panel out from the dash

  1. Unscrew and pry out the cluster finish end panel from the dash.
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Fig. Fig. 11: Unscrew and remove the upper cluster finish panel ...

  1. To remove the combination member, extract the four retaining screws. On the A/T transmission, disconnect the cable from the control lever. Be sure the lever is in the P position. Remove the cable from the roller, then the meter. disconnect the harnesses from the back of the meter assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 12: ... then remove these screws for the cluster

  1. For the glove box, remove the two screws and the door with hinge.
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  3. Unboilt the heater control assembly and allow to hang from the dash with the cables connected.
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  5. Very carefully, unbolt the J/B and R/B No. 1 from the dash.
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  7. On automatic transmissions, remove the shift lever. Remove the two bolts and the detent plate. Remove the through bolt, nut and shift lever. Disconnect the wiring from the overdrive switch.
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  9. On the instrument panel, remove the ten bolts, three screws, three nuts and panel.
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To install:
  1. Attach the instrument panel to the dash and secure the bolts and nuts.
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  3. On A/T models, adjust the shift lock pin. install the shift lever with the through bolt and nut. Position the detent plate and secure with the two bolts. Attach the wiring harness to the overdrive switch.
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  5. Install the J/B and R/B No. 1 and secure.
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  7. Attach the heater control assembly and tighten the retaining screws.
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  9. Install the combination meter, connect all wiring and secure the screws.
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  11. Postion the cluster finish end panel and tap to secure. tighten the two screws on the end of the panel.
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  13. Install the cluster finish end panel.
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  15. Attach the cluster finish center panel with radio and connect all wiring.
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  17. Install the ash tray retainer and cup holder.
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  19. Install all the remaining components and secure.
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable. Reset any electrical components such as the radio.
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