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Instrument Panel Removal/Installation

  • 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).
    Pull out the select/reset knob (B).
    While carefully lifting the panel with the appropriate trim tool, insert the trim tool into the gap (C) between the dashboard and the panel.
    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.
    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.