Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Glove box latch striker. Instrument panel end cap. Instrument panel center support bracket

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Instrument panel systems > Removal and installation > Glove box latch striker. Instrument panel end cap. Instrument panel center support bracket

Glove box latch striker

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) Open the glove box.

(3) Remove the passenger side airbag module from the instrument panel. Refer to Passenger Side Airbag Module in the Removal and Installation section of Group 8M - Passive Restraint Systems for the procedures.

(4) Remove the two screws that secure the latch striker to the instrument panel glove box opening upper reinforcement (Fig. 20).

Fig. 20 Glove Box Latch Striker Remove/Install
Fig. 20 Glove Box Latch Striker Remove/Install

1 - GLOVE BOX OPENING UPPER REINFORCEMENT
2 - SCREWS
3 - LATCH STRIKER
4 - STOP BUMPER SLOTS

(5) Remove the latch striker from the instrument panel glove box opening upper reinforcement.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the latch striker onto the instrument panel glove box opening upper reinforcement.

(2) Install and tighten the two screws that secure the latch striker to the instrument panel glove box opening upper reinforcement. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(3) Install the passenger side airbag module onto the instrument panel. Refer to Passenger Side Airbag Module in the Removal and Installation section of Group 8M - Passive Restraint Systems for the procedures.

(4) Close the glove box.

(5) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Instrument panel end cap

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

DRIVER SIDE

(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 top cover from the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Top Cover in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(4) Remove the five screws that secure the end cap to the instrument panel (Fig. 21).

Fig. 21 Instrument Panel End Cap Remove/Install
Fig. 21 Instrument Panel End Cap Remove/Install

1 - END CAP
2 - INSTRUMENT PANEL
3 - SCREW

(5) Remove the end cap from the instrument panel.

PASSENGER SIDE

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Roll down the glove box from the instrument panel. Refer to Glove Box - Roll Down in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(3) Remove the top cover from the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Top Cover in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(4) Remove the passenger side airbag module from the instrument panel. Refer to Passenger Side Airbag Module in the Removal and Installation section of Group 8M - Passive Restraint Systems for the procedures.

(5) Remove the six screws that secure the end cap to the instrument panel (Fig. 21).

(6) Remove the end cap from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

DRIVER SIDE

(1) Position the end cap to the instrument panel.

(2) Install and tighten the five screws that secure the end cap to the instrument panel. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(3) Install the top cover onto the instrument panel.

Refer to Instrument Panel Top Cover in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

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

(5) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

PASSENGER SIDE

(1) Position the end cap to the instrument panel.

(2) Install and tighten the six screws that secure the end cap to the instrument panel. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(3) Install the passenger side airbag module onto the instrument panel. Refer to Passenger Side Airbag Module in the Removal and Installation section of Group 8M - Passive Restraint Systems for the procedures.

(4) Install the top cover onto the instrument panel.

Refer to Instrument Panel Top Cover in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(5) Roll up the glove box into the instrument panel. Refer to Glove Box - Roll Down in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(6) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Instrument panel center support bracket

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

(3) Remove the floor console from the floor panel transmission tunnel. Refer to Floor Console in the Removal and Installation section of Group 23 - Body for the procedures.

(4) Pull the floor carpet back from the front of the floor panel transmission tunnel far enough to access the instrument panel center support bracket mounting nuts.

(5) Remove the two nuts that secure the center support bracket to the studs on the instrument panel (Fig. 22).

Fig. 22 Instrument Panel Center Support Bracket Remove/Install
Fig. 22 Instrument Panel Center Support Bracket Remove/Install

1 - INSTRUMENT PANEL
2 - NUT
3 - BRACKET
4 - FLOOR PAN TRANSMISSION TUNNEL
5 - STUDS

(6) Remove the two nuts that secure the instrument panel center support bracket to the studs on the floor panel transmission tunnel.

(7) Remove the center support bracket from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the center support bracket to the instrument panel.

(2) Install and tighten the two nuts that secure the instrument panel center support bracket to the studs on the floor panel transmission tunnel. Tighten the nuts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.).

(3) Install and tighten the two nuts that secure the center support bracket to the studs on the instrument panel. Tighten the nuts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.).

(4) Position the floor carpet back onto the front of the floor panel transmission tunnel.

(5) Install the floor console onto the floor panel transmission tunnel. Refer to Floor Console in the Removal and Installation section of Group 23 - Body for the procedures.

(6) 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.

(7) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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