Tucson 2006-2008

Instrument Panel

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Removal & Installation



Instrument Panel
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Record the radio anti-theft code data and any radio station presets that would be reprogrammed later.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 3 minutes for the SRS module to deplete its stored energy.


    WARNING
    When prying with a flat-tipped screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.


    CAUTION
    An assistant is helpful when removing and installing the crash pad. Take care not to scratch the crash pad, body, or other related parts. Put on gloves to protect your hands.

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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front seat, both sides
     
    Front console
     
    Crash pad side trim
     
    Front pillar trim
     
    Instrument cluster fascia panel
     
    Lower crash pad panel
     
    Heater control unit
     
    Instrument cluster
     
    Audio control
     
    Glove box
     
    Steering wheel
     

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  9. Disconnect the passenger-s air bag connector (A).
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  11. Loosen the bolts and nut, then remove the instrument panel/crash pad (B).
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  13. Carefully remove the crash pad through the front door opening.

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    Fig. Disconnect the passenger-s air bag connector (A), loosen the bolts and nut, and remove the instrument panel/crash pad (B)

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Make sure the crash pad fits onto the guide pins correctly.
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  5. Before tightening the bolts, make sure the crash pad wire harnesses are not pinched.
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  7. Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the antenna lead is connected properly.
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  9. Enter the anti-theft code for the radio and radio station presets that were saved earlier.

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    Fig. Instrument panel (crash pad) component locations

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