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Instrument Panel Removal/Installation

NOTE:
  • Take care not to scratch the dashboard and its related parts.
  • When removing components, use the trim tools or equivalent.
  • RHD model is shown; LHD model is symmetrical.
  1. Tilt the steering column down.
  1. Remove the instrument panel (A).
    -1.
    Pull out the select/reset knob (B).
    -2.
    While carefully lifting the panel with the appropriate trim tool, insert the trim tool into the gap (C) between the dashboard and the panel.
    -3.
    Use the trim tool to gently pry the panel up partially to release the clips (D, E) and the hooks (F), then pull the panel up to release the panel.
    -4.
    Disconnect the power mirror switch connector (G).
  1. Install the panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.
    • Push the clips and the hooks into place securely.
    • Make sure each connector is plugged in properly.
    • Make sure the select/reset knob operate properly.