Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove 4 screws attaching center console top to center console assembly. Lift console top panel and remove electrical connector. Remove 2 screws attaching rear end of console panel support assembly. Remove 4 screws retaining center console assembly to center console front support.
Remove 4 screws attaching center console to instrument panel. Lift console assembly out. Remove instrument panel. See INSTRUMENT PANEL. Drain engine coolant. Remove heater hoses from core, and plug hoses.
Remove 4 access cover screws, and remove access cover from heater case. Remove heater core from case.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Fill radiator with coolant, and start engine. Check system operation.
Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect all underhood wiring connectors from main wiring harness. Disengage rubber grommet seal from firewall. Push wiring harness through to passenger compartment.
Remove 3 bolts retaining steering column opening cover and reinforcement panel. Remove cover. Remove 2 upper bolts retaining steering column reinforcement. Remove 2 lower bolts retaining steering column reinforcement.
Remove 2 access covers at rear of center console. Remove 2 armrest retaining bolts. Remove 4 screws attaching center armrest to floor. Remove armrest. On M/T models, remove shift knob. Remove gear shift lever opening finish panel.
On all models, pull up parking brake lever. Remove 4 retaining screws, and lift panel up. Disconnect electrical connectors. Remove radio trim panel. Open glove box, flex glove box bin tabs inward and drop glove box door down. Remove 2 console-to-instrument panel bolts. Remove 4 screws retaining center console assembly to mounting bracket. Lift console assembly out.
Remove 2 nuts retaining hood release. Remove 4 nuts retaining steering column to lower brake pedal support. Lower steering column to floor. Remove steering column upper and lower shrouds. Disconnect wiring from multifunction switch. Remove brake pedal support nut.
Snap out defroster grille. Remove speaker covers. Remove front screws retaining right and left scuff plates at cowl sides. Disconnect wiring at right and left cowl sides. Remove right and left cowl side retaining bolts.
Remove 5 cowl top screw attachments. Gently pull instrument panel away from cowl. Disconnect heater control cable, electrical connector and vacuum hoses. Disconnect speedometer cable and electrical connectors from instrument cluster. Remove any remaining electrical connectors. Carefully remove instrument panel from vehicle. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 3:50 PM