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Guide: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Plate Replacement

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Old 07-07-2006, 09:52 AM
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A big thanks to NYCRISS for this write up!!!




Instrument Panel Upper Trim Plate Replacement
Removal Procedure




Remove the right instrument panel (IP) fuse block access hole cover.
Remove the screw from the right end of the IP upper trim plate.



Adjust the IP cluster trim plate in order to access the screw at the left end of the IP upper trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Trim Plate Bezel Replacement .
Remove the screw at the left end of the IP upper trim plate
Remove the IP lower trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Trim Plate Replacement .



Remove the screw from the lower right end of the IP upper trim plate.



Start at the upper right and center of the trim plate. Pull rearward and work to the left in order to release the retainers. Remove the IP upper trim plate from the IP lower trim panel.
Installation Procedure




Position the IP upper trim plate retainers to the slots in the instrument panel (IP) lower trim panel. Press the trim plate into place until fully seated.



Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. 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 the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

Install the screw to the lower right end of the IP upper trim plate.
Tighten
Tighten the screw to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

Install the IP lower trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Trim Plate Replacement .



Install the screw to the left end of the IP upper trim plate.
Tighten
Tighten the screw to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

Install the IP cluster trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Trim Plate Bezel Replacement .



Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. 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 the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

Install the screw to the right end of the IP upper trim plate.
Tighten
Tighten the screw to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

Install the right IP fuse block access hole cover.



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Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Replacement (Monte Carlo)
Removal Procedure
Caution: Refer to SIR Caution in Cautions and Notices.

Remove the instrument panel (I/P) cluster trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Trim Plate Bezel Replacement .
Remove the I/P right upper trim panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Trim Plate Replacement .
Remove the garnish moldings from the left and from the right windshield pillar. Refer to Garnish Molding Replacement - Windshield Pillar in Interior Trim.



Starting at the right side, carefully lift upwards on the defroster grille in order to release the retainers. Continue working to the left side until you have released all of the retainers.
Disconnect the daytime running lamps (DRL) sensor from the defroster grille.
Remove the defroster grille.
Remove the I/P upper trim pad screws.
Remove the remote keyless entry module. Refer to Remote Control Door Lock Recei
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:07 PM
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Default RE: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Plate Replacement

i see how ya are i sent you photos a year ago for how to install the guage face over lays and you haventyet put those in here lol


none the less nice write up!!
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:44 PM
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Default RE: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Plate Replacement

Thanks for the Kudos guys... hope this will come in handy.
 
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