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2008 Toyota Camry: need to remove dashboard..step instructions

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2008 Toyota Camry need to remove dashboard. Dont know where to start. Need step by step instructions how to do that.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  marcpod replied 2 years ago.

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Hi I am here to help you honestly and with the utmost integrity.I may ask you questions back to minimize bad information. We need to check process. This will be very intricate so I want you to take your time ok. the first thing your going to need to do is take the steering wheel and column r u ready !

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INSTRUMENT PANEL: INSTRUMENT PANEL SAFETY PAD:

REMOVAL



  1. PRECAUTION


(See: Service Precautions)



  1. ALIGN FRONT WHEELS FACING STRAIGHT AHEAD

  2. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL CAUTION: Wait for 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable to prevent airbag deployment (See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Service Precautions).

  3. REMOVE LOWER NO. 3 STEERING WHEEL COVER (See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Air Bag\Service and Repair\Steering Pad\Removal)

  4. REMOVE LOWER NO. 2 STEERING WHEEL COVER (See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Air Bag\Service and Repair\Steering Pad\Removal)

  5. REMOVE STEERING PAD (See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Air Bag\Service and Repair\Steering Pad\Removal)

  6. REMOVE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY (See: Steering and Suspension\Steering\Steering Column\Service and Repair\Removal)

  7. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH (See: Headliner\Service and Repair\Removal)

  8. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM SUB-ASSEMBLY LH (See: Headliner\Service and Repair\Removal)

  9. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL LH (for TMC Made)

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Remove the bolt [A] and the screw .
(b)Disconnect the hood lock control cable assembly.
(c)Disengage the claw and the 9 clips.
(d)Remove the air hose, disconnect the connector, and then remove the lower instrument panel finish panel LH.


  1. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL LH (for TMMK Made)


















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(a)Remove the bolt [N] and the screw [O].
(b)Disconnect the hood lock control cable assembly.
(c)Disengage the claw and the 9 clips.
(d)Remove the air hose, disconnect the connector, and then remove the lower instrument panel finish panel LH.


  1. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN COVER (for TMC Made)


















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(a)Remove the 2 screws [D].
(b)Disengage the 2 claws and remove the lower steering column cover.
(c)Disengage the claw and remove the upper steering column cover.


  1. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN COVER (for TMMK Made)


















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(a)Remove the 2 screws [Q].
(b)Disengage the 2 claws and remove the lower steering column cover.
(c)Disengage the claw and remove the upper steering column cover.


  1. REMOVE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITH SPIRAL CABLE SUB-ASSEMBLY (See: Steering and Suspension\Steering\Steering Column\Service and Repair\Removal)

  2. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY


















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(a)Disengage the 3 claws and the 2 clips.
(b)Disconnect the connector and remove the instrument panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL (w/o Smart Key System)


















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(a)Disengage the 2 claws and 2 clips, and then remove the lower instrument panel finish panel.


  1. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL (w/ Smart Key System)


















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(a)Disengage the 2 claws and 2 clips.
(b)Disconnect the connector and remove the lower instrument panel finish panel.


  1. REMOVE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH NO.1 PANEL

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Disengage the 2 clips and remove the No. 1 instrument cluster finish panel garnish.


  1. REMOVE NO. 2 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL GARNISH


















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(a)Disengage the 2 clips and remove the No. 2 instrument cluster finish panel garnish.


  1. REMOVE FLOOR SHIFT POSITION INDICATOR HOUSING SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Automatic Transaxle)


















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(a)Disengage the 6 claws and the 3 clips, and then remove the floor shift position indicator housing sub-assembly.
(b)with Seat Heater System:
(1)Disconnect each connector.


  1. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE PANEL (for Manual Transaxle)


















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(a)Open the lid of the upper console panel.
(b)Apply protective tape to the area shown in the illustration.

















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(c)Using a moulding remover, disengage the 2 claws and the 5 clips, and then remove the upper console panel as shown in the illustration.


  1. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE REAR PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Automatic Transaxle)


















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(a)Disengage the 3 claws and the 5 clips.
(b)Disconnect the connector and remove the upper console rear panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE REAR PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Manual Transaxle)


















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(a)Disengage the 3 claws and the 5 clips.
(b)Disconnect the connector and remove the upper console rear panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)


















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(a)Remove the 2 screws [F].
(b)Disengage the 4 claws.
(c)Disconnect each connector and remove the upper console panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)


















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(a)Remove the 2 screws [O].
(b)Disengage the 4 claws.
(c)Disconnect each connector and remove the upper console panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 2 REGISTER ASSEMBLY


















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(a)Apply protective tape to the areas shown in the illustration.

















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(b)Using a moulding remover, disengage the 3 clips.

















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(c)Using a moulding remover, disengage the 4 clips.
(d)Disconnect the connector and remove the instrument panel No. 2 register assembly.


  1. REMOVE RADIO RECEIVER WITH HEATER CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY (w/o Navigation System) (See: Accessories and Optional Equipment\Radio/Stereo\Service and Repair\Removal)

  2. REMOVE NAVIGATION RECEIVER WITH HEATER CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY (w/ Navigation System) (See: Accessories and Optional Equipment\Navigation Display\Service and Repair\Removal)

  3. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX POCKET









(a)Remove the console box pocket.


  1. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX CARPET

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Remove the console box carpet.


  1. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)


















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(a)Remove the 2 screws [F].

















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(b)Disengage the clamp.
(c)Remove the 2 bolts [G] and the console box assembly.


  1. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)


















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(a)Remove the 2 screws [O].

















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(b)Disengage the clamp.
(c)Remove the 2 bolts [S] or [T] and the console box assembly.


  1. REMOVE NO. 2 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMC Made)


















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(a)Remove the 3 screws [F].
(b)Disengage the clip and remove the No. 2 console box insert front.


  1. REMOVE NO. 2 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMMK Made)


















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(a)Remove the 3 screws [O].
(b)Disengage the clip and remove the No. 2 console box insert front.


  1. REMOVE NO. 1 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMC Made)


















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(a)Remove the 3 screws [F].
(b)Disengage the clip and remove the No. 1 console box insert front.


  1. REMOVE NO. 1 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMMK Made)


















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(a)Remove the 3 screws [O].
(b)Disengage the clip and remove the No. 1 console box insert front.


  1. REMOVE FRONT PILLAR GARNISH LH (See: Headliner\Service and Repair\Removal)

  2. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 1 REGISTER ASSEMBLY


















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(a)Disengage the 4 clips and remove the instrument panel No. 1 register assembly.


  1. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 1 SPEAKER PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY


















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(a)Disengage the 6 claws and the 2 clips.
(b)Disengage the 2 guides and remove the instrument panel No. 1 speaker panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for LH Side) (See: Accessories and Optional Equipment\Speaker\Service and Repair\Front Side Speaker\Removal)

  2. REMOVE FRONT PILLAR GARNISH RH (See: Headliner\Service and Repair\Removal)

  3. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 3 REGISTER ASSEMBLY

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Disengage the 4 clips and remove the instrument panel No. 3 register assembly.


  1. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 2 SPEAKER PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY


















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(a)Disengage the 6 claws and the 2 clips.
(b)Disengage the 2 guides and remove the instrument panel No. 2 speaker panel sub-assembly.


  1. REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for RH Side) HINT: Use the same procedures for the RH side and the LH side (See: Accessories and Optional Equipment\Speaker\Service and Repair\Front Side Speaker\Removal).

  2. REMOVE NO. 1 DEFROSTER NOZZLE GARNISH


















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(a)Disengage the 8 clips and the 4 guides.
(b)Disconnect each connector and remove the No. 1 defroster nozzle garnish.


  1. DISCONNECT INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRE ASSEMBLY (See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Air Bag\Service and Repair\Front Passenger Airbag Assembly\Removal)

  2. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL SAFETY PAD ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)





























(a)Disengage each clamp.
(b)Disconnect each connector.
(c)Remove the bolt [J].
(d)Remove the 2 passenger airbag bolts [K].
(e)with Plasmacluster:
(1)Disconnect the connector.

















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(f)Remove the 2 bolts [C] or [H].
(g)Remove the 2 nuts [Z].
(h)Disengage the 5 claws and remove the instrument panel safety pad assembly.

















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  1. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL SAFETY PAD ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)





























(a)Disengage each clamp.
(b)Disconnect each connector.
(c)Remove the bolt [Y].
(d)Remove the 2 passenger airbag bolts [V].
(e)with Plasmacluster:
(1)Disconnect the connector.

















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(f)Remove the 2 bolts , [N] or [a].
(g)Remove the 2 nuts .
(h)Disengage the 5 claws and remove the instrument panel safety pad assembly.

















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  1. REMOVE NO. 3 INSTRUMENT PANEL STAY









(a)Disengage the claw and remove the 5 No. 3 instrument panel stays.
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