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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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