SRS wire harnesses are routed near the dashboard and
AH SRS electrical wiring harnesses are covered
with yellow outer insulation.
Before disconnecting the SRS wire harness, in-
stall the short connector on the airbag (see page
Replace the entire effected SRS harness
assembly If it has an open circuit or damaged
HARNESS SRS UNIT
1. To remove the dashboard, first remove the:
Seats (page 20-39)
Dashboard tower panel (driver’s side)
Knee bolster and pad (page 20-44)
Dashboard stay (page 20-44)
Center armrest (page 20-43)
Clock, center air vent and console panel (page
Heater control unit and stereo cassette/radio
Dashboard lower panel (passenger’s side)
Glove box lid and glove box (page 20-43)
To avoid accidental deployment and
possible injury always install the protective short
connector on the inflator connector when the
harness is disconnected.
SIDE AIR VENT
5. Remove the attaching screws, then remove the
side air vents from each side of the dashboard.
3. Remove the instrument panel.
4. Remove the gauge assembly.
8 x 1.25 mm
23 N·m (2.3 kg-m,
8 x 1.25 mm
16 N·m (1.6 kg-m,
2. Lower the steering column (see Section 17).
NOTE: To prevent damage to the steering column,
wrap with a shop towel.
6. Remove the dashboard end plate and fold the console carpet down (page 20-42).
7. Remove the 6 mounting bolts and center screw, then lift and remove the dashboard.
Take care not to scratch the dashboard.
Use protective tape on the bottom of the front pillar trim.
To prevent damage to the change lever (M/T) or selecter lever and indicator panel (A/T), wrap with a shop towel.
When prying with a flat tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape or shop towel to prevent damage.
If necessary, remove the defrost panel.
MOUNTING BOLTS DASHBOARD
CORROSION RESISTANT BOLT
8. Installtion is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Make sure the dashboard fits onto the guide pin and defrost panel correctly.
Before tightening the dashboard bolts, make sure the dashboard wires are not pinched.