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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement

Preliminary Procedures

Preliminary Procedures

  1. Disable the SIR system. Refer   to SIR Disabling and Enabling
  2. Remove the front floor console assembly. Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement.
  3. Remove the radio assembly. Refer to Radio Replacement.
  4. Remove the driver information display bezel. Refer to Driver Information Display Bezel Replacement.
  5. Remove the heater and air conditioning control. Refer to Heater and Air Conditioning Control Replacement.
  6. Remove the steering column lower trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Lower Trim Cover Replacement
  7. Remove the steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim Cover Replacement.
  8. Remove both instrument panel outer trim covers. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement - Left Side.
  9. Remove the instrument panel compartment assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement.
  10. Remove the instrument panel molding. Refer to Instrument Panel Molding Replacement.
  11. Remove the center air outlet assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet Replacement.
  12. Remove the left outer air outlet assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement - Left Side.
  13. Remove the right outer air outlet assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement - Right Side.
  1. Instrument Panel Assembly Screw (Qty: 9)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten 9 Nm(80 lb in)

  1. Instrument Panel Assembly


  1. Note location and routing of the instrument panel wiring harness prior to removal of the instrument panel assembly to ensure proper reinstallation.
  2. Disconnect the wiring harness from the instrument panel assembly.
  3. With the aid of an assistant, remove the instrument panel assembly from the vehicle.
  4. When replacing the instrument panel assembly, transfer all necessary components.
Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement. Instrument Panel Upper Trim Pad Insert Screw (Qty: 6) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution ...

Instrument Panel Tie Bar Replacement (Right Hand Drive)
Removal Procedure Remove instrument panel compartment. Refer to Instrument  Panel Compartment Replacement. Remove instrument panel wiring harness (2) from instrument panel tie ba ...

Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the underbody rear side rail reinforcement as noted   from the original panel. Clean and ...

What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at least partially inflated for some time after they inflate. Some components of the airbag module ma ...

Automatic Headlamp System
When it is dark enough outside and the exterior lamp control is in the automatic position, the headlamps come on automatically. The vehicle has a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered, or the headlamps will be on when they are not needed. The system may als ...

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