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How do you remove the instrument cluster panel from a 2004

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How do you remove the instrument cluster panel from a 2004 Chevy Venture and re-install a new one.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Expert replied 5 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

Thanks for using JA,

 

Here is the step by step procedure and let me know if you need anything else.

 

Thanks msgtperrin

 

  1. Remove the IP insulator. Refer to one of the following procedures:
    Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement - Right Side
    Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement - Left Side
  2. Remove the knee bolster. Refer to Knee Bolster Replacement .
  3. Remove the IP accessory trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Accessory Trim Plate Replacement .
  4. Position the tilt steering wheel to the lowest position.
    Object Number: 318184  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
  5. Pull on the IP cluster trim plate in order to release the clips that secure the IP cluster trim plate to the instrument panel.

    Begin near the headlamp switch and work toward the center of the vehicle IP cluster trim plate.

  6. Remove the IP cluster trim plate from the instrument panel.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The links on you answer page don't work

Remove the IP insulator. Refer to one of the following procedures:

Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement - Right Side

 

"View Full Image" shows a blank page

 

Expert:  GM Expert replied 5 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

Thanks for the response,

 

I will send all the pictures to you instead of the links. This will take a little time.

 

Thanks msgtperrin

 


    Object Number: 318202  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
  1. Remove the push-in retainers from the IP insulator to instrument panel.
  2. Remove the press-on retainers from the IP insulator to dash mat.
    Object Number: 318205  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
  3. Unsnap the IP courtesy lamp from the IP insulator.
    Object Number: 318202  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
  4. Remove the IP insulator from the instrument panel.

next step is:

 


Object Number: 318206  Size: SH
Click here for detailed picture of above image.

  • Remove the bolts/screws from the bottom of the knee bolster.
  • Pull on the knee bolster in order to release the upper clips.
  •  

     

    next step is the:

     

    1. Open the ashtray or the cupholder.
      Object Number: 318192  Size: SH
      Click here for detailed picture of above image.
    2. Remove the following sets of screws:
      Two screws from the front of the trim panel. For access to the front screws, remove the ashtray or the cupholder.
      Two screws from the bottom of the trim panel. For access to the bottom screws, remove the console storage box.
    3. Use a small, flat-bladed tool in order to remove the upper tabs on the IP accessory trim plate from the instrument panel.
    4. Disconnect the electrical connectors, if equipped.
    5. Remove the IP accessory trim plate from the instrument panel.

    Next step is the:

     

    Object Number: 318190  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.

  • Remove the screws from the IP cluster to instrument panel.
    Object Number: 318187  Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
  • Remove the IP cluster from the instrument panel.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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