Dashboard Center Panel Removal/Installation

NOTE:

1.Remove these items:


2.Remove the screw (A). Detach the clips (B) and release the hooks (C) by pulling the center lower cover (D) down, by hand.

 

RHD: 

3.Disconnect the heater control unit connectors (D), and release the unit harness (E) from the clamp.

4.In the inner glove box opening, disconnect the recirculation control cable and the mode control cable (B), and from under the dashboard, disconnect the air mix control cable (C):

  • Take care not to bend any cables.
  • LHD is shown, RHD is symmetrical.

 

5.From the glove box and driver's dashboard lower cover openings, loosen the bolts securing the center panel (A).

 

6.Using a wrench, carefully insert a wrench from the inner glove box opening, and push a panel clip on the glove box side from back of the center panel (A) to release it. LHD is shown, RHD is symmetrical.

 

7.Pull out the center panel (A) to release the clips (B, C), and disconnect the heater control switch connector (D), antenna lead (E), rear deffoger switch connector (F) and if equipped, navigation unit connectors (G) and GPS antenna connector (H). Detach the harness clips(I) from both center panel brackets. Then remove the center panel:

  • Take care not to bend any cables.
  • LHD with navigation is shown, RHD is symmetrical for the most part, and if equipped with no navigation, disconnect the audio unit connector.

 

8.Install the panel in the reverse order of removal, and make sure each connector is plugged in properly, and antenna lead and cables are connected properly.