Vue 2002-2005

Instrument Panel & Pad

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), disarming the system.
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  5. Record all preset radio stations.
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  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The Instrument Panel (IP) right end panel by gently tugging to disengage the clip
     
    The IP knee bolster panel
     
    The IP left end panel by gently tugging to disengage the clip
     
    The door jamb switch electrical connections on both sides
     

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  11. Place the shifter in neutral.

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    Fig. Remove the Instrument Panel (IP) right end panel

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  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The horse shoe bezel at the shifter by first pulling up at the rear to disengage the clips and slide it up and over the shifter to access the electrical connections. Disengage all electrical connections
     
    The glove box-to-IP screws and upper glove box-to-radio bezel screws
     
    The glove box
     
    The radio bezel by pulling the lower edge forward first and then the top to disengage the clips
     
    The temperature cable, blower switch, and IP 20-way connections from the controller
     
    The air bag telltale, foglamp switch, dimmer switch, and hazard switch connections
     
    The upper and lower steering column shrouds
     
    The cluster bezel screws and the bezel
     
    The A-pillar garnish moldings
     
    The right IP deflector assembly-to-intermediate duct screw
     
    The IP cover-to-cross car beam bolt covers and the cover-to-beam bolts
     
    The IP cover-to-IP retaining screws at the lower edge of the cover and the radio opening
     
    The IP cover by lifting it then moving it rearwards passenger side first and walk the cluster opening around the steering wheel and out the driver-s side door
     
    The cluster-to-IP screws and the cluster
     
    The radio
     
    The passenger side air bag
     
    The center, right, and left shifter closeout panels
     
    The right and left intermediate ducts
     
    The cluster connector from the retainer
     
    The IP fuse block from the bracket
     
    The IP ground wire from the H brace
     
    The Brake Control Module (BCM) from the retainer
     
    The Data Link Controller (DLC) from the retainer
     
    The right door sill plate trim
     
    The IP retainer fasteners and retainer

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    Fig. Remove the IP retainer

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    The IP retainer by aligning the 4-way locator (tapered boss) and outboard locators with the corresponding holes or slots in the beam, then tighten the fasteners starting from the center to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The right door sill plate trim
     
    The DLC to the retainer
     
    The BCM to the retainer
     
    The IP ground wire to the H brace
     
    The IP fuse block to the bracket
     
    The cluster connector to the retainer
     
    The right and left intermediate ducts
     
    The center, right, and left shifter closeout panels
     
    The passenger side air bag and tighten the fasteners to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The radio
     
    The cluster and tighten the screws
     
    The IP top cover and tighten the retainers to 22 inch lbs. (3 Nm)
     
    The IP top cover-to-beam bolts and tighten to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    The IP top cover bolt covers
     
    The right IP deflector assembly-to-intermediate duct screw
     
    The A-pillar garnish moldings
     
    The cluster bezel and screws
     
    The upper and lower steering column shrouds
     

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  3. Center the temperature knob by aligning the controller housing alignment tab with the slot in the shaft.
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  5. Align the air temperature cable lug with the detent spring point.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    The temperature cable to the control head by aligning the retention tabs and the knob shaft and snap into place
     
    The IP harness to the blower switch and controller
     
    The air bag telltale, foglamp switch, dimmer switch, and hazard switch connections
     
    The radio bezel
     
    The glove box
     

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  9. Place the shifter in neutral.
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    The horse shoe bezel electrical connections
     
    The horse shoe bezel and place the shifter in park
     
    The door jamb switch electrical connections on both sides
     
    The IP left end panel
     
    The IP knee bolster panel
     
    The IP right end panel
     

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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Reset all preset radio stations.
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  17. Enable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), arming the system.
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