INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER TRIM PLATE
Removal & Installation (Impala)
CAUTION:Use correct fastener in correct location. Replacement fasteners must be correct part number for application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in service procedures. DO NOT use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage fastener. Use correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to part and systems.
Apply parking brake. Using a small flat-blade tool, remove bezel from ignition switch cylinder. If vehicle is equipped with a column shift, shift transaxle in to first gear. Ensure ignition key is in ignition lock cylinder.
Adjust steering wheel to gain access. Remove access covers from right and left instrument panel fuse block, as required. Remove screws from instrument cluster trim plate.
Starting at right end of instrument panel cluster, pull trim plate rearward. See Fig.. Continue working around instrument cluster trim plate until all retainers are released from instrument trim pad. Disconnect electrical connector from hazard switch and from traction control switch (if equipped). Remove instrument panel cluster trim plate.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 10:01 PM