Volvo Cars 1999-05

Instrument Panel & Pad

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Before servicing, or working around, the SRS system, turn the ignition switch OFF , disconnect the battery and wait at least three minutes. Refer to the Precautions Section.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The negative battery cable.
     
    The A-post panels of the dashboard
     
    The end covers on both sides

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    Fig. Location of A-post dash panels and end covers

    Location of A-post dash panels and end covers
     
    The soundproofing panels
     
    The courtesy lighting
     
    The On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) connector
     
    The steering wheel
     
    The combined instrument panel
     
    Gear selector assembly and steering wheel module
     
    The center console
     
    The dashboard environment panel
     
    The bracket for the road traffic information loudspeaker, if equipped
     
    The connector for the hazard warning signal flasher
     

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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Unhook the cable for the parking brake at the cable terminal by the release handle.
     
    Disconnect the cable for the gear selector lever lock.
     
    Detach the gear selector assembly. Turn the gear selector assembly a quarter turn with the control downwards towards the driver's seat.
     
    The glove compartment
     
    The connector for the passenger air bag module
     
    The lower mounting for the passenger air bag module. Remove the screws
     
    The screws holding the dashboard
     
    Lift out dashboard.
     
    Remove instrument panel

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    Fig. Location of lower mounting for the passenger air bag module

    Location of lower mounting for the passenger air bag module
     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Check that no wiring is trapped or pinched.



    The instrument panel
     
    Lift the dashboard
     



    Tighten dashboard M6 screws to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The lower mounting for the passenger air bag module. Tighten the M6 screws to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The connector for the hazard warning signal flasher
     
    The cable for the parking brake. Hook the cable into place at the release handle
     
    The On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) connector
     
    The combined instrument panel
     
    The gear selector assembly and steering wheel module
     
    The steering wheel
     
    The bracket for the road traffic information loudspeaker, if equipped
     
    The dashboard environment panel
     
    The gear selector assembly. Tighten the M8 bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    The mechanical cable for the gear selector lever knob
     
    The center console
     
    The courtesy lighting
     
    The end covers of the dashboard on both sides
     
    The A-post panels
     

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