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Instrument Panel Assembly Replacement
Caution: When you are performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, you must disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System. Failure to follow the correct procedure could cause air bag deployment, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the IP carrier fasteners to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the IP carrier to cowl fasteners to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the IP center support bracket fasteners to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the fasteners to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Mode Valve Actuator Replacement
Important: The left air temperature actuator does not need to be removed in order to remove the mode actuator.
The mode door levers must be in the same position in order to reassemble the mode actuator to the HVAC case.
Tighten Tighten the screws to 1.4 N·m (12 lb in).