Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Instrument panel top cover. Glove box. Glove box components

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Instrument panel systems > Removal and installation > Instrument panel top cover. Glove box. Glove box components

Instrument panel top cover

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 cluster bezel from the instrument panel. Refer to Cluster Bezel in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(3) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the rear edge (farthest from the windshield) of the instrument panel top cover up and away from the instrument panel far enough to disengage the seven snap clip retainers from their receptacles in the instrument panel (Fig.

15).

(4) Pull the top cover sharply rearwards (away from the windshield) to disengage the four snap clip retainers that secure the forward edge of the top cover from their receptacles in the instrument panel near the base of the windshield.

(5) Remove the top cover from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the top cover onto the instrument panel.

(2) Align the four snap clips on the forward edge (nearest the windshield) of the top cover with the snap clip receptacles in the instrument panel.

Fig. 15 Instrument Panel Top Cover Remove/Install
Fig. 15 Instrument Panel Top Cover Remove/Install

1 - INSTRUMENT PANEL
2 - TOP COVER
3 - FRONT EDGE
4 - REAR EDGE

(3) Press firmly downward on the top cover over each of the four forward snap clip locations until each of the snap clips is fully seated in their receptacles in the instrument panel.

(4) Align the seven snap clips on the rear edge (farthest from the windshield) of the top cover with the snap clip receptacles in the instrument panel.

(5) Press firmly downward on the top cover over each of the seven rearward snap clip locations until each of the snap clips is fully seated in their receptacles in the instrument panel.

(6) Install the cluster bezel onto the instrument panel. Refer to Cluster Bezel in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(7) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Glove box

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.

ROLL DOWN

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Open the glove box.

(3) Locate the two rubber stop bumpers on the upper edge of the instrument panel glove box opening (Fig. 16).

Fig. 16 Glove Box Stop Bumpers Remove/Install
Fig. 16 Glove Box Stop Bumpers Remove/Install

1 - GLOVE BOX OPENING UPPER REINFORCEMENT
2 - GLOVE BOX LATCH STRIKER
3 - STOP BUMPERS
4 - GLOVE BOX DOOR

(4) Remove the two glove box stop bumpers by sliding them downward and out of the slots in the instrument panel upper glove box opening reinforcement.

(5) Roll the glove box downward so that the stops molded into the glove box bin pass through the stop bumper slots in the instrument panel upper glove box opening reinforcement.

(6) Reverse the roll down procedure to roll the glove box back up into the instrument panel.

REMOVAL

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the three screws that secure the glove box hinge to the instrument panel lower glove box opening reinforcement (Fig. 17).

(3) Release the glove box latch.

(4) Remove the glove box from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the glove box to the instrument panel with the bin inserted in the glove box opening far enough so that the stops on each side of the glove box bin are located behind the rubber stop bumpers located on the instrument panel upper glove box opening reinforcement.

(2) Align the screw holes in the glove box hinge with the mounting holes in the instrument panel lower glove box opening reinforcement.

(3) Install and tighten the three screws that secure the glove box hinge to the instrument panel lower glove box opening reinforcement. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

Fig. 17 Glove Box Remove/Install
Fig. 17 Glove Box Remove/Install

1 - GLOVE BOX
2 - LATCH
3 - SCREWS

(4) Reconnect the battery negative cable

Glove box components

The glove box hinge, bin, inner door and latch are serviced only as a complete unit. The glove box outer door and lock cylinder are serviced separately.

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

GLOVE BOX HINGE, BIN, INNER DOOR AND LATCH

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

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

(3) Remove the seven screws that secure the inner glove box door to the outer glove box door (Fig. 18).

(4) Remove the inner glove box door unit from the outer glove box door.

GLOVE BOX OUTER DOOR

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

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

Fig. 18 Glove Box Components Remove/Install
Fig. 18 Glove Box Components Remove/Install

1 - OUTER DOOR
2 - STOPS
3 - INNER DOOR
4 - LATCH
5 - BIN
6 - HINGE
7 - SCREWS

(3) Remove the seven screws that secure the inner glove box door to the outer glove box door (Fig. 18).

(4) Remove the outer glove box door from the inner glove box door unit.

GLOVE BOX LOCK CYLINDER

(1) Insert the key into the glove box lock cylinder and turn the lock cylinder to the unlocked position.

(2) Open the glove box.

(3) With the key still in the lock cylinder, insert a small pin punch or a stiff wire into the lock cylinder release hole (Fig. 19) and depress the lock cylinder retaining tumbler.

(4) While holding the retaining tumbler depressed, rotate the key in the lock cylinder clockwise and press outward on the back of the lock cylinder from the inside of the glove box door until the lock cylinder comes out of the glove box latch lock cylinder bore.

INSTALLATION

GLOVE BOX HINGE, BIN, INNER DOOR AND LATCH

(1) Position the inner glove box door unit onto the outer glove box door.

Fig. 19 Glove Box Lock Cylinder Remove/Install
Fig. 19 Glove Box Lock Cylinder Remove/Install

1 - LOCK CYLINDER
2 - LATCH HANDLE
3 - RELEASE HOLE

(2) Install and tighten the seven screws that secure the inner glove box door to the outer glove box door. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(3) Install the glove box onto the instrument panel.

Refer to Glove Box - Installation in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(4) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

GLOVE BOX OUTER DOOR (1) Position the outer glove box door onto the inner glove box door unit.

(2) Install and tighten the seven screws that secure the inner glove box door to the outer glove box door. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(3) Install the glove box onto the instrument panel.

Refer to Glove Box - Installation in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(4) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

GLOVE BOX LOCK CYLINDER

(1) To install the lock cylinder, insert the key into the cylinder and align the lock cylinder tumblers with the ramp in the glove box latch lock cylinder bore. The ramp is located at about the 7 o'clock position.

(2) Push the glove box lock cylinder firmly into the lock cylinder bore while rotating the key and cylinder counterclockwise to the 6 o'clock position, where the lock cylinder retaining tumbler will snap back into place.

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