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Buick Encore: Instrument Panel and Console Trim - Repair instructions

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SPECIFICATIONS

FASTENER TIGHTENING SPECIFICATIONS

Fastener Tightening Specifications

Fastener Tightening Specifications

REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUMENT PANEL LOWER TRIM PANEL INSULATOR REPLACEMENT

Fig. 1: Instrument Panel Lower Trim Panel
Fig. 1: Instrument Panel Lower Trim Panel

Instrument Panel Lower Trim Panel Insulator Replacement

Instrument Panel Lower Trim Panel Insulator Replacement

INSTRUMENT PANEL LOWER CENTER TRIM PLATE APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 2: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique
Fig. 2: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique

Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL LOWER CENTER TRIM PLATE APPLIQUE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 3: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique
Fig. 3: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique

Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER HOOD REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 4: Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood
Fig. 4: Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood

Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER HOOD REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 5: Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood
Fig. 5: Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood

Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Instrument Cluster Hood Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL KNEE BOLSTER INNER BRACKET REPLACEMENT

Fig. 6: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Inner Bracket
Fig. 6: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Inner Bracket

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Inner Bracket Replacement

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Inner Bracket Replacement

INSTRUMENT PANEL KNEE BOLSTER OUTER BRACKET REPLACEMENT

Fig. 7: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Outer Bracket
Fig. 7: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Outer Bracket

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Outer Bracket Replacement

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Outer Bracket Replacement

INSTRUMENT PANEL KNEE BOLSTER REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 8: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster
Fig. 8: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL KNEE BOLSTER REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 9: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster
Fig. 9: Instrument Panel Knee Bolster

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Knee Bolster Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL TRIM PLATE REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 10: Instrument Panel Trim Plate
Fig. 10: Instrument Panel Trim Plate

Instrument Panel Trim Plate Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Trim Plate Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL TRIM PLATE REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 11: Instrument Panel Trim Plate
Fig. 11: Instrument Panel Trim Plate

Instrument Panel Trim Plate Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Trim Plate Replacement (Encore)

Instrument panel upper trim panel replacement (Encore)

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore).
  2. Remove the windshield defroster outlet duct. Refer to Windshield Defroster Outlet Duct Replacement .

Fig. 12: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 12: Instrument Panel Bolts

  1. Remove the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 13: Instrument Panel Assembly Upper Trim Panel
Fig. 13: Instrument Panel Assembly Upper Trim Panel

  1. Remove the instrument panel bolts (1).
  2. Use a flat bladed plastic trim tool to aid in the removal of the upper trim panel from the instrument panel assembly.
  3. Transfer the airbag instrument panel module. Refer to Airbag Instrument Panel Module Replacement

Installation Procedure

Fig. 14: Instrument Panel Assembly Upper Trim Panel
Fig. 14: Instrument Panel Assembly Upper Trim Panel

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 15: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 15: Instrument Panel Bolts

  1. Install the instrument panel bolts (1).
  2. Install the windshield defroster outlet duct. Refer to Windshield Defroster Outlet Duct Replacement .
  3. Install the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore).

Instrument panel upper trim panel replacement (encore)

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore).
  2. Remove the windshield defroster outlet duct. Refer to Windshield Defroster Outlet Duct Replacement .
  3. Remove the airbag instrument panel module. Refer to Airbag Instrument Panel Module Replacement .

Fig. 16: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 16: Instrument Panel Bolts

CAUTION: Refer to HVAC Duct Heat Stake Caution .

  1. Remove the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 17: Instrument Panel And Bolts
Fig. 17: Instrument Panel And Bolts

  1. Remove the instrument panel bolts (1).
  2. Use a flat bladed plastic trim tool to aid in the removal of the upper trim panel from the instrument panel assembly.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 18: Instrument Panel And Bolts
Fig. 18: Instrument Panel And Bolts

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 19: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 19: Instrument Panel Bolts

CAUTION: Refer to HVAC Duct Heat Stake Caution .

  1. Install the instrument panel bolts (1).
  2. Install the airbag instrument panel module. Refer to Airbag Instrument Panel Module Replacement .
  3. Install the windshield defroster outlet duct. Refer to Windshield Defroster Outlet Duct Replacement .
  4. Install the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore).

Instrument panel upper trim panel cover replacement (UAG)

Fig. 20: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover
Fig. 20: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover Replacement (UAG)

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover Replacement (UAG)

INSTRUMENT PANEL UPPER TRIM PANEL COVER REPLACEMENT (UDN)

Fig. 21: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover
Fig. 21: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover Replacement (UDN)

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Cover Replacement (UDN)

Instrument panel upper trim panel bracket replacement (UAG)

Fig. 22: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket
Fig. 22: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UAG)

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UAG)

INSTRUMENT PANEL UPPER TRIM PANEL BRACKET REPLACEMENT (UDN)

Fig. 23: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket
Fig. 23: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UDN)

Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UDN)

INSTRUMENT PANEL OUTER TRIM COVER REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 24: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Covers
Fig. 24: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Covers

Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL OUTER TRIM COVER REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 25: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover
Fig. 25: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover

Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL UPPER COMPARTMENT REPLACEMENT (ENCORE)

Fig. 26: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment
Fig. 26: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment

Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL UPPER COMPARTMENT REPLACEMENT (Encore)

Fig. 27: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment
Fig. 27: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment

Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore)

Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore)

INSTRUMENT PANEL UPPER CENTER COMPARTMENT REPLACEMENT

Fig. 28: Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment
Fig. 28: Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment

Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment Replacement

Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment Replacement

INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPARTMENT REPLACEMENT

Fig. 29: Instrument Panel Compartment
Fig. 29: Instrument Panel Compartment

Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement

Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement

Instrument panel assembly replacement (Encore)

Removal Procedure

  1. Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling .

Fig. 30: Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly
Fig. 30: Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly

  1. Remove both of the windshield garnish moldings (1). Refer to Windshield Garnish Molding Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 31: Front Floor Console
Fig. 31: Front Floor Console

  1. Remove the front floor console (2). Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 32: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray
Fig. 32: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray

  1. Remove the front floor console stowage tray (2). Refer to Front Floor Console Stowage Tray Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 33: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Covers
Fig. 33: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Covers

  1. Remove the instrument panel outer trim covers (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 34: Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment
Fig. 34: Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment

  1. Remove the instrument panel upper center compartment (3). Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment Replacement.

Fig. 35: Radio
Fig. 35: Radio

  1. Remove the radio (2). Refer to Radio Replacement (Encore) , Radio Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 36: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique
Fig. 36: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique

  1. Remove the instrument panel lower center trim plate applique (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 37: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment
Fig. 37: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment

  1. Remove the instrument panel upper compartment (3). Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 38: Instrument Panel Compartment
Fig. 38: Instrument Panel Compartment

  1. Remove the instrument panel compartment (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement.

Fig. 39: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet
Fig. 39: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet

  1. Remove the instrument panel outer air outlets (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 40: Steering Column Upper Support Bracket
Fig. 40: Steering Column Upper Support Bracket

  1. Remove the steering column. Refer to Steering Column Replacement (Mexico, N40) , Steering Column Replacement (Canada, NJ1) , Steering Column Replacement (United States, NJ1) .

Fig. 41: Instrument Cluster
Fig. 41: Instrument Cluster

  1. Remove the instrument cluster (2). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 42: Headlamp Switch
Fig. 42: Headlamp Switch

  1. Remove the headlamp switch (1). Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 43: Sun Load Temperature Sensor Bezel
Fig. 43: Sun Load Temperature Sensor Bezel

  1. Remove the sun load temperature sensor bezel (1). Refer to Sun Load Temperature Sensor Bezel Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 44: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 44: Instrument Panel Bolts

  1. Remove the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 45: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts
Fig. 45: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts

  1. Remove the instrument panel inflatable restraint module bracket bolts (1).
  2. Remove the instrument panel compartment door latch striker bolt (2).
  3. Disconnect the inflatable restraint module connector from the instrument panel harness.

Fig. 46: Instrument Panel And Electrical Harness Assembly
Fig. 46: Instrument Panel And Electrical Harness Assembly

  1. Note the location and routing of the instrument panel electrical harness assembly, to ensure proper reinstallation.
  2. Disconnect the fasteners securing the instrument panel electrical harness assembly to the instrument panel and position out of the way.

NOTE: Use care not to damage the instrument panel airbag module connector on the tie bar during removal.

  1. Reposition the body side front side door weatherstrip on both side in the area that the instrument panel assembly is the widest to allow clearance.
  2.  With the aid of an assistant lift the instrument panel (1) rearward and upward from the tie bar assembly.
  3.  Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  4. Transfer all necessary components.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 47: Instrument Panel And Electrical Harness Assembly
Fig. 47: Instrument Panel And Electrical Harness Assembly

  1. With the aid of an assistant, load the instrument panel (1) to the instrument panel tie bar to the locator pins.
  2. Reposition the instrument panel wiring harness into the vehicle position as was noted in the removal and connect the fasteners securing the instrument panel wiring harness to the instrument carrier (1).

Fig. 48: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 48: Instrument Panel Bolts

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 49: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts
Fig. 49: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts

  1. Install the instrument panel inflatable restraint module bracket bolts (1) and tighten to 9 N.m (80 lb in).
  2. Install the instrument panel compartment door latch striker bolt (2) and tighten to 9 N.m (80 lb in).

Fig. 50: Sun Load Temperature Sensor Bezel
Fig. 50: Sun Load Temperature Sensor Bezel

  1. Install the sun load temperature sensor bezel (1). Refer to Sun Load Temperature Sensor Bezel Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 51: Headlamp Switch
Fig. 51: Headlamp Switch

  1. Install the headlamp switch (1). Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement (Encore)

Fig. 52: Instrument Cluster
Fig. 52: Instrument Cluster

  1. Install the instrument cluster (2). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 53: Steering Column Upper Support Bracket
Fig. 53: Steering Column Upper Support Bracket

  1. Install the steering column. Refer to Steering Column Replacement (Mexico, N40) , Steering Column Replacement (Canada, NJ1) , Steering Column Replacement (United States, NJ1) .

Fig. 54: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet
Fig. 54: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet

  1. Install the instrument panel outer air outlets (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 55: Instrument Panel Compartment
Fig. 55: Instrument Panel Compartment

  1. Install the instrument panel compartment (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement.

Fig. 56: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment
Fig. 56: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment

  1. Install the instrument panel upper compartment (3). Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 57: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique
Fig. 57: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique

  1. Install the instrument panel lower center trim plate applique (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 58: Radio
Fig. 58: Radio

  1. Install the radio (2). Refer to Radio Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 59: Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment
Fig. 59: Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment

  1. Install the instrument panel upper center compartment (3). Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Center Compartment Replacement.

Fig. 60: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Covers
Fig. 60: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Covers

  1. Install the instrument panel outer trim covers (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 61: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray
Fig. 61: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray

  1. Install the front floor console stowage tray (2). Refer to Front Floor Console Stowage Tray Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 62: Front Floor Console
Fig. 62: Front Floor Console

  1. Install the front floor console (2). Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 63: Windshield Garnish Molding
Fig. 63: Windshield Garnish Molding

  1. Install both of the windshield garnish moldings (1). Refer to Windshield Garnish Molding Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling .

Instrument panel assembly replacement (encore)

Removal Procedure

  1. Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling .

Fig. 64: Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly
Fig. 64: Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly

  1. Remove both of the windshield garnish moldings (1). Refer to Windshield Garnish Molding Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 65: Front Floor Console
Fig. 65: Front Floor Console

  1. Remove the front floor console (3). Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 66: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray
Fig. 66: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray

  1. Remove the front floor console stowage tray (2). Refer to Front Floor Console Stowage Tray Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 67: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover
Fig. 67: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover

  1. Remove the instrument panel outer trim covers (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 68: Radio
Fig. 68: Radio

  1. Remove the radio (2). Refer to Radio Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 69: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique
Fig. 69: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique

  1. Remove the instrument panel lower center trim plate applique (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 70: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket
Fig. 70: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket

  1. Remove the UAG instrument panel upper trim panel bracket (2), if equipped. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UAG)

Fig. 71: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket
Fig. 71: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket

  1. Remove the UDN instrument panel upper trim panel bracket (2), if equipped. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UDN)

Fig. 72: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment
Fig. 72: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment

  1. Remove the instrument panel upper compartment (3). Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 73: Instrument Panel Compartment
Fig. 73: Instrument Panel Compartment

  1. Remove the instrument panel compartment (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement.

Fig. 74: Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet
Fig. 74: Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet

  1. Remove the instrument panel center air outlet (1). Refer to Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 75: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet
Fig. 75: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet

  1. Remove the instrument panel outer air outlets (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Remove the steering column. Refer to Steering Column Replacement (Mexico, N40) , Steering Column Replacement (Canada, NJ1) , Steering Column Replacement (United States, NJ1)

Fig. 76: Instrument Cluster
Fig. 76: Instrument Cluster

  1. Remove the instrument cluster (2). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 77: Headlamp Switch
Fig. 77: Headlamp Switch

  1. Remove the headlamp switch (1). Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 78: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 78: Instrument Panel Bolts

  1. Remove the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 79: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts
Fig. 79: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts

  1. Remove the instrument panel inflatable restraint module bracket bolts (1).
  2. Remove the instrument panel compartment door latch striker bolt (2).

Fig. 80: Instrument Panel Electrical Harness Assembly
Fig. 80: Instrument Panel Electrical Harness Assembly

  1. Note the location and routing of the instrument panel electrical harness assembly, to ensure proper reinstallation.
  2. Disconnect the fasteners securing the instrument panel electrical harness assembly to the instrument panel and position out of the way.
  3. With the aid of an assistant lift the instrument panel (1) rearward and upward from the tie bar assembly.
  4. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  5. Transfer all necessary components.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 81: Instrument Panel Electrical Harness Assembly
Fig. 81: Instrument Panel Electrical Harness Assembly

  1. With the aid of an assistant, load the instrument panel (1) to the instrument panel tie bar to the locator pins.
  2. Reposition the instrument panel wiring harness into the vehicle position as was noted in the removal and connect the fasteners securing the instrument panel wiring harness to the instrument carrier.

Fig. 82: Instrument Panel Bolts
Fig. 82: Instrument Panel Bolts

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the instrument panel bolts (1).

Fig. 83: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts
Fig. 83: Instrument Panel Inflatable Restraint Module Bracket And Bolts

  1. Install the instrument panel inflatable restraint module bracket bolts (1) and tighten to 9 N.m (80 lb in).
  2. Install the instrument panel compartment door latch striker bolt (2) and tighten to 9 N.m (80 lb in).

Fig. 84: Headlamp Switch
Fig. 84: Headlamp Switch

  1. Install the headlamp switch (1). Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 85: Instrument Cluster
Fig. 85: Instrument Cluster

  1. Install the instrument cluster (2). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Install the steering column. Refer to Steering Column Replacement (Mexico, N40) , Steering Column Replacement (Canada, NJ1) , Steering Column Replacement (United States, NJ1) .

Fig. 86: Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet
Fig. 86: Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet

  1. Install the instrument panel center air outlet (1). Refer to Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 87: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet
Fig. 87: Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet

  1. Install the instrument panel outer air outlets (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 88: Instrument Panel Compartment
Fig. 88: Instrument Panel Compartment

  1. Install the instrument panel compartment (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Compartment Replacement

Fig. 89: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment
Fig. 89: Instrument Panel Upper Compartment

  1. Install the instrument panel upper compartment (3). Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 90: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket
Fig. 90: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket

  1. Install the UDN instrument panel upper trim panel bracket (2), if equipped. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UDN)

Fig. 91: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket
Fig. 91: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket

  1. Install the UAG instrument panel upper trim panel bracket (2), if equipped. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel Bracket Replacement (UAG)

Fig. 92: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique
Fig. 92: Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique

  1. Install the instrument panel lower center trim plate applique (2). Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Center Trim Plate Applique Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 93: Radio
Fig. 93: Radio

  1. Install the radio (2). Refer to Radio Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 94: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover
Fig. 94: Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover

  1. Install the instrument panel outer trim covers (1) left side and (2) right side. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 95: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray
Fig. 95: Front Floor Console Stowage Tray

  1. Install the front floor console stowage tray (2). Refer to Front Floor Console Stowage Tray Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 96: Front Floor Console
Fig. 96: Front Floor Console

  1. Install the front floor console (3). Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement (Encore).

Fig. 97: Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly
Fig. 97: Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly

  1. Install both of the windshield garnish moldings (1). Refer to Windshield Garnish Molding Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling .

Instrument panel retainer replacement - left side (encore)

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the left instrument panel outer air outlet. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) , Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Remove the left instrument panel outer trim cover. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).
  3. Remove the steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim Cover Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 98: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel
Fig. 98: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel

  1. Remove the bolts (1) to loosen the instrument panel upper trim panel.

Fig. 99: Left Instrument Panel Retainer
Fig. 99: Left Instrument Panel Retainer

  1. Use a flat bladed plastic trim tool to aid in the removal of the left instrument panel retainer (1) from the instrument panel assembly.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connection.
  3. Remove the instrument panel retainer (1) after getting the space by pulling out the instrument upper trim panel.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 100: Left Instrument Panel Retainer
Fig. 100: Left Instrument Panel Retainer

  1. Install the instrument panel retainer (1) to the instrument panel assembly.
  2. Connect the electrical connection.

Fig. 101: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel
Fig. 101: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the bolts (1) to the instrument panel upper trim panel.
  2. Install the steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim Cover Replacement (Encore) .
  3. Install the left instrument panel outer trim cover. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).
  4. Install the left instrument panel outer air outlet. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) , Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Instrument panel retainer replacement - right side (encore)

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the right instrument panel outer air outlet. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Remove the right instrument panel outer trim cover. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).
  3. Remove the instrument panel upper compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore).
  4. Remove the radio control. Refer to Radio Control Assembly Replacement .
  5. Remove the instrument panel center air outlet. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Fig. 102: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel
Fig. 102: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel

  1. Remove the bolts (1) to loosen the instrument panel upper trim panel.

Fig. 103: Right Instrument Panel Retainer
Fig. 103: Right Instrument Panel Retainer

  1. Use a flat bladed plastic trim tool to aid in the removal of the right instrument panel retainer (1) from the instrument panel assembly.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connection.
  3. Carefully lift up the instrument panel upper trim panel enough to remove the instrument panel retainer (1).

Installation Procedure

Fig. 104: Right Instrument Panel Retainer
Fig. 104: Right Instrument Panel Retainer

  1. Install the instrument panel retainer (1) to the instrument panel assembly.
  2. Connect the electrical connection.

Fig. 105: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel
Fig. 105: Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution

  1. Install the bolts (1) to the instrument panel upper trim panel and radio control assembly.
  2. Install the instrument panel center air outlet. Refer to Instrument Panel Center Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .
  3. Install the radio control. Refer to Radio Control Assembly Replacement .
  4. Install the instrument panel upper compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Upper Compartment Replacement (Encore).
  5. Install the left instrument panel outer trim cover. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Trim Cover Replacement (Encore).
  6. Install the left instrument panel outer air outlet. Refer to Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement (Encore) .

Instrument panel tie bar replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the Instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore), Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore).
  2. Remove the instrument panel lower trim panel insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Trim Panel Insulator Replacement.
  3. Remove the passenger side inflatable restraint instrument panel lower module, if equipped. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Airbag Replacement - Passenger Side (AYF)

Fig. 106: Instrument Panel Fuse Block And Harness
Fig. 106: Instrument Panel Fuse Block And Harness

  1. Unsnap the instrument panel fuse block (1) and disconnect harness from the instrument panel tie bar assembly and position out of the way.

Fig. 107: Air Inlet Grille Panel
Fig. 107: Air Inlet Grille Panel

  1. Remove the air inlet grill panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement (Encore) , Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Remove the nut (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the cowl panel.

Fig. 108: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And Brake Pedal Bracket
Fig. 108: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And Brake Pedal Bracket

  1. Remove the bolts (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the brake pedal bracket.

Fig. 109: Brake Pedal Mounting Bracket

Fig. 109: Brake Pedal Mounting Bracket

  1. Remove bolt (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar to the brake pedal mounting bracket.

Fig. 110: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Lower Support Brackets
Fig. 110: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Lower Support Brackets

  1. Remove the bolts (1) securing the right and left instrument panel tie bar lower support brackets (2) to the front floor tunnel panel.

Fig. 111: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And HVAC Module
Fig. 111: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And HVAC Module

  1. Remove the fasteners (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the HVAC module.

Fig. 112: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly Bolts
Fig. 112: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly Bolts

  1. Remove the bolts (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the vehicle body.
  2. Note the location and routing of the instrument panel wiring harness in order to ensure proper installation.
  3. Support the HVAC module in order to prevent damage.
  4.  With the aid of an assistant remove the instrument panel tie bar assembly from the vehicle.

Installation Procedure

  1. With the aid of an assistant position the instrument panel tie bar assembly into the vehicle.
  2. Install the instrument panel wiring harness assembly to its in vehicle position as it was noted in the removal procedure.

Fig. 113: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly Bolts
Fig. 113: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly Bolts

  1. Loosely install the bolts (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the vehicle body.

Fig. 114: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And HVAC Module
Fig. 114: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And HVAC Module

  1. Loosely install the fasteners (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the HVAC module.

Fig. 115: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Lower Support Brackets
Fig. 115: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Lower Support Brackets

  1. Loosely install the bolts (1) securing the right and left instrument panel tie bar lower support brackets (2) to the front floor tunnel panel.

Fig. 116: Brake Pedal Mounting Bracket
Fig. 116: Brake Pedal Mounting Bracket

  1. Loosely install the bolt (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar to the brake pedal mounting bracket

Fig. 117: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And Brake Pedal Bracket
Fig. 117: Instrument Panel Tie Bar Assembly And Brake Pedal Bracket

  1. Loosely install the bolts (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the brake pedal bracket.

Fig. 118: Air Inlet Grille Panel
Fig. 118: Air Inlet Grille Panel

  1. Loosely install the nut (1) securing the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the cowl panel.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Tighten the instrument panel tie bar to vehicle body bolts to 22Y (16 lb ft).
  2. Tighten the instrument panel tie bar to HVAC module fasteners to 9Y (80 lb in).
  3. Tighten the instrument panel tie bar lower support bracket to front floor tunnel panel bolts to 22Y (16 lb ft).
  4. Tighten the instrument panel tie bar to brake pedal mounting bracket bolt to 22Y (16 lb ft).
  5. Tighten the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the brake pedal bracket bolts to 9Y (80 lb in).
  6. Tighten the instrument panel tie bar assembly to the cowl panel nut to 22Y (16 lb ft).

Fig. 119: Instrument Panel Fuse Block And Harness
Fig. 119: Instrument Panel Fuse Block And Harness

  1. Install the instrument panel fuse block (1) onto the instrument panel tie bar assembly.
  2. Install the air inlet grill panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement (Encore) , Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement (Encore) .
  3. Install the passenger side inflatable restraint instrument panel lower module, if equipped. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Airbag Replacement - Passenger Side (AYF)
  4. Install the instrument panel lower trim panel insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Trim Panel Insulator Replacement.
  5. Install the Instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore), Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement (Encore).

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