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Removing and installing the dash panel

Removing:
WARNING

Disconnect earth strap from the battery before commencing
work on the electrical system Electrical System; Rep.
Gr.27.
Remove the steering wheel Chapter.
Remove door trim panels from the top of pillar A Chapter.

Remove top steering column trim panel -1- e.g.
with removal tool -3409-.

Lever off dash panel insert frame -1- e.g. with
removal tool -3409-.
Removing dash panel insert Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.90.

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Remove fixing screws -1- for bottom trim panel
-2- for steering column (1.5 Nm).
Removing steering-column control Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.94.
Unplug the connector for the multi-functional
switch (if applicable) Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.91.

Take off damper part -1-.
Remove cover for fuse holder Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.97.
Remove screws for fuse holder.
Unclip light switch (operating in winter or

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summer) Electrical System; Rep. Gr.96.
Unclip diagnostic connector Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.97.
Unplug connector for light switch. Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.96.
Removing potentiometer for headlight range
control Electrical System; Rep. Gr.96.
Lever out centre ventilation blower and remove
- Unclip the bottom part and then slacken the
four catches from above one after the other
e.g. with a plastic wedge.
Unplug connector from centre ventilation
blower (warning light switch, warning light for
front passenger airbag deactivation)
Electrical System; Rep. Gr.96.
Lever out covers for radio (depending upon
radio type and if present).
Remove radio (if present) Electrical
System; Rep. Gr.91.
Remove screws (1.5 Nm) -2- and push out
dash panel cover - middle part -1-.
Pull connector and wiring loom for radio
through the opening and remove the dash
panel cover.
Remove fixing screws (1 Nm) for cover of air
conditioning actuator.
Remove switch for window heating and ESP.
Unplug connector of both switches.
Unplug connector and remove cover of air
conditioning actuator Heating and Air
Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87.
On vehicles with climatic air conditioning
separate Bowden wire for actuating the air
control Heating and Air Conditioning; Rep.
Gr.87.

Remove fixing screws (1.5 Nm) - 2 - and
remove top storage area -1-.

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Lever out screw cap for glove compartment -
arrow-.
Remove screw below the cover (2 Nm).
Remove damper part below the glove
compartment.
Lever out side covers for dash panel -1- and -
2- with e.g. disassembly wedge - 3409-.

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Remove fixing screws -2- for front passenger
airbag -1- (9 Nm).
Push out airbag cover with airbag unit to the
top.
Remove airbag cover.
Disconnect the airbag unit plug connector.
Remove airbag unit and carefully place down.
DANGER!

Safety measures should be observed when
handling the airbag units Chapter.
Nobody should be in the vehicle when the
battery is being connected.

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Remove fixing screws -2- (2 Nm).
Unplug the connector for solar sensor -3-
(depending upon vehicle equipment).
Unplug the connector for glove compartment
light switch (depending upon vehicle
equipment).
Unplug connector for glove compartment light
on the front seat passenger side.
Pull off fuel-intake hose for AC glove
compartment (depending upon vehicle
equipment).
Remove dash panel -1-.
Installing:
Installation is carried out in the reverse order.
Note
When installing the bottom trim panel for
steering column, pay attention to the correct
distance between the trim panel and the
steering wheel Electrical System; Rep.
Gr.94.

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If the airbag warning light -K75- signals a fault
after assembly erase the fault memory with
fault reader and interrogate again Vehicle
diagnosis, testing and information system VAS
5051.
If the battery earth strap is disconnected and
connected, carry out additional operations
Electrical System; Rep. Gr.27.
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