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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier - need to replace broken instrument

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier - need to replace broken instrument panel clear lens cover. How to I remove the dash to replace the clear lens?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  RICK replied 5 years ago.

HiCustomer

you are right , pretty simple procedure...

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  • Disable the air bag system.
  • Remove the defroster grille.
  • Remove the end caps.
  • Open the instrument panel compartment:
  • Remove the screws at the top of the instrument panel compartment.
  • Remove the trim plate bezel.
  • Remove all of the hex head screws (1) attaching the instrument panel trim pad (2).
  • Remove the instrument panel trim pad (2) from the instrument panel.
  • Remove the instrument panel trim pad.
  • Remove the screws (1) from the trim plate (3)
  • Gently pry the trim plate (3) from the instrument panel, only near the retaining clips.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector (5) from the instrument panel lamp dimmer.
  • Remove the instrument panel trim plate.
  • Remove the screws (6) from the top of the cluster (5).
  • Pull the cluster (5) rearward.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector (1).
  • Remove the cluster (5).
  • Remove screws holding on cluster lens.

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks. Please advise how to disable air bag system. That is a little beyond my pay grade and not clear in the instructions provided.Undecided
Expert:  RICK replied 5 years ago.

HICustomer

the easiest way to disable air bag system is to disconnect battery and let sit for 10 minutes before starting repairs, or this procedure

 

Notes

  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  2. Turn OFF the ignition.
  3. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  4. Remove the SIR Fuse from the fuse block. IMPORTANT: With the SIR Fuse removed and the ignition ON, the AIR BAG warning lamp illuminates. This is normal operation, and does not indicate an SIR system malfunction.

  1. Remove the IP insulator panel.
  2. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) from the driver yellow 2-way connector located at the base of the steering column.

  1. Disconnect the driver yellow 2-way connector.

  1. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) from the passenger yellow 2-way connector located near the base of the steering column.

  1. Disconnect the passenger yellow 2-way connector.
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Category: Chevy
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Experience: 28 YEARS GM DEALERSHIP EXPERIENCE, JUST A FEW TESTS BEFORE GM WORLD CLASS STATUS
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
This does it. Really appreciate you getting back to me and I will let you know how it goes. Thanks again!
Expert:  RICK replied 5 years ago.
Thank You, XXXXX XXXXX just ask...Rick

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