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Cluster bezel

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

REMOVAL

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel. Refer to Knee Blocker in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(3) Remove the center bezel from the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Bezel in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(4) Remove the four screws exposed by the center bezel removal that secure the cluster bezel to the instrument panel.

(5) Remove the headlamp switch knob and shaft from the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(6) Disengage the two ends of the steering column sight shield from each other at the connector located below the lower steering column shroud (Fig. 10).

Fig. 10 Cluster Bezel Remove/Install
Fig. 10 Cluster Bezel Remove/Install

1 - INSTRUMENT PANEL
2 - CLUSTER BEZEL
3 - SCREW
4 - STEERING COLUMN SIGHT SHIELD CONNECTOR
5 - HEADLAMP SWITCH KNOB AND SHAFT

(7) If the vehicle is so equipped, set the tilt steering column in its lowest position.

(8) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry around the perimeter of the cluster bezel to disengage the five snap clips from their receptacles in the instrument panel.

(9) Remove the cluster bezel from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the cluster bezel to the instrument panel.

(2) Align the snap clips on the cluster bezel with the receptacles in the instrument panel.

(3) Press firmly on the cluster bezel over each of the snap clip locations until each of the snap clips is fully engaged in its receptacle.

(4) Engage the two ends of the steering column sight shield with each other at the connector located below the lower steering column shroud.

(5) Install the headlamp switch knob and shaft onto the headlamp switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(6) Install and tighten the four screws that secure the cluster bezel to the instrument panel beneath the instrument panel center bezel. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(7) Install the center bezel onto the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Bezel in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(8) Install the knee blocker onto the instrument panel. Refer to Knee Blocker in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

Be certain that the two ends of the steering column sight shield connector are engaged with each other before installing the knee blocker.

(9) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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