Ford Mustang Service Manual: Instrument Panel (Removal and Installation)

Instrument Panel (Removal and Installation)

Removal

CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.

1. Remove the driver air bag module. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Remove the passenger air bag module. For additional information, refer to Sectio.

3. Remove the LH front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section.

4. Position the LH fender splash shield away from the dash panel.

1. Remove the pin-type retainers.

2. Remove the screws.

3. Position the LH fender splash shield away from the dash panel.

5. Disconnect the bulkhead electrical connector from inside the fender


5. Disconnect the bulkhead electrical connector from inside the fender opening.

1. Loosen the bolt.

2. Disconnect the bulkhead electrical connector.

6. Release the bulkhead electrical connector from the dash panel.


6. Release the bulkhead electrical connector from the dash panel.

7. Install the LH front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information,


7. Install the LH front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section.

8. Remove the floor console. For additional information, refer to Floor Console in this section.

9. Remove the upper RH instrument panel support bolt.

10. Disconnect the antenna in-line connector.


10. Disconnect the antenna in-line connector.

11. Disconnect the climate control vacuum harness connector.


11. Disconnect the climate control vacuum harness connector.

12. Close the glove compartment.


12. Close the glove compartment.

13. Remove the LH and RH scuff plates.

14. Remove the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels.


14. Remove the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels.

1. Remove the pin-type retainers.

2. Remove the A-pillar lower trim panels.

15. Remove the LH and RH windshield side garnish mouldings.


15. Remove the LH and RH windshield side garnish mouldings.

  • If equipped with a convertible top, remove the pin-type retainers.

16. Position the LH and RH door weatherstrips aside.


16. Position the LH and RH door weatherstrips aside.

17. Disconnect the RH main wiring harness electrical connectors.

18. Disconnect the climate control wiring harness connector.


18. Disconnect the climate control wiring harness connector.

19. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover.


19. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover.

1. Remove the screws.

2. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover.

20. Remove the instrument panel reinforcement.


20. Remove the instrument panel reinforcement.

1. Remove the screws.

2. Remove the instrument panel reinforcement.

21. Separate the intermediate shaft from the steering column shaft.


21. Separate the intermediate shaft from the steering column shaft.

1. Remove the pinch bolt.

2. Separate the intermediate shaft from the steering column shaft.

22. NOTE: The corner of the carpet may have to be pulled back slightly to


22. NOTE: The corner of the carpet may have to be pulled back slightly to carry out this step.

Disconnect the LH main wiring harness electrical connectors.

23. Disconnect the generic electronic module (GEM) electrical connectors.


23. Disconnect the generic electronic module (GEM) electrical connectors.

24. Disconnect the electronic crash sensor (ECS) module electrical connector.


24. Disconnect the electronic crash sensor (ECS) module electrical connector.

1. Release the locking tab.

2. Disconnect the ECS module electrical connector.

25. If equipped, disconnect the shift interlock assembly from the selector


25. If equipped, disconnect the shift interlock assembly from the selector lever.

1. Remove the screw.

2. Remove the R-clip.

3. Disconnect the shift interlock cable.

4. Disconnect the shift interlock assembly from the selector lever.

26. Remove the audio unit. For additional information, refer to Section.


26. Remove the audio unit. For additional information, refer to Section.

27. If equipped, disconnect the shifter assembly electrical connector.

28. NOTE: This step is being carried out through the audio unit opening.


28. NOTE: This step is being carried out through the audio unit opening.

NOTE: Rotate the temperature control switch to the cool position.

Release the temperature control cable from the blend door.

29. Remove the four center instrument panel support bolts.


29. Remove the four center instrument panel support bolts.

30. Remove the LH instrument panel support bolt and nut.


30. Remove the LH instrument panel support bolt and nut.

31. Remove the RH instrument panel support bolt.


31. Remove the RH instrument panel support bolt.

32. Remove the instrument panel defroster grille.


32. Remove the instrument panel defroster grille.

33. Remove upper instrument panel support bolts.


33. Remove upper instrument panel support bolts.

34. NOTE: Two technicians are necessary to carry out this step.


34. NOTE: Two technicians are necessary to carry out this step.

Remove the instrument panel.

Installation

CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.

1. NOTE: Two technicians are necessary to carry out this step.

Install the instrument panel.

2. Install the upper instrument panel support bolts.

3. Install the instrument panel defroster grille.


3. Install the instrument panel defroster grille.

4. Install the RH instrument panel support bolt.


4. Install the RH instrument panel support bolt.

5. Install the LH instrument panel support bolt and nut.


5. Install the LH instrument panel support bolt and nut.

6. Install the four center instrument panel support bolts.


6. Install the four center instrument panel support bolts.

7. NOTE: This step is being carried out through the audio unit opening.


7. NOTE: This step is being carried out through the audio unit opening.

Install the temperature control cable to the blend door.

8. If equipped, connect the shifter assembly electrical connector.


8. If equipped, connect the shifter assembly electrical connector.

9. Install the audio unit. For additional information, refer to Section.


9. Install the audio unit. For additional information, refer to Section.

10. If equipped, connect the shift interlock assembly to the selector lever.

1. Position the shift interlock assembly.

2. Connect the shift interlock cable.

3. Install the R-clip.

4. Install the screw.

11. Connect the ECS module electrical connector.


11. Connect the ECS module electrical connector.

1. Connect the ECS module electrical connector.

2. Engage the locking tab.

12. Connect the GEM electrical connectors.


12. Connect the GEM electrical connectors.

13. Connect the LH main wiring harness electrical connectors.


13. Connect the LH main wiring harness electrical connectors.

14. Connect the intermediate shaft to the steering column.


14. Connect the intermediate shaft to the steering column.

1. Connect the intermediate shaft to the steering column.

2. Install the pinch bolt.

15. Install the instrument panel reinforcement.


15. Install the instrument panel reinforcement.

1. Position the instrument panel reinforcement.

2. Install the screws.

16. Install the instrument panel steering column cover.


16. Install the instrument panel steering column cover.

1. Position the instrument panel steering column cover.

2. Install the screws.

17. Connect climate control wiring harness connector.


17. Connect climate control wiring harness connector.

18. Connect the RH main harness electrical connectors.


18. Connect the RH main harness electrical connectors.

19. Install the LH and RH door weatherstrips.


19. Install the LH and RH door weatherstrips.

20. Install the LH and RH windshield side garnish mouldings.

  • If equipped with a convertible top, install the pin-type retainers.

21. Install the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels.


21. Install the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels.

1. Position the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels.

2. Install the pin-type retainers.

22. Install the LH and RH scuff plates.


22. Install the LH and RH scuff plates.

23. Open the glove compartment.


23. Open the glove compartment.

24. Connect the antenna in-line connector.

25. Install the upper RH instrument panel support bolt.


25. Install the upper RH instrument panel support bolt.

26. Connect the climate control vacuum harness connector.


26. Connect the climate control vacuum harness connector.

27. Install the floor console. For additional information, refer to Floor


27. Install the floor console. For additional information, refer to Floor Console in this section.

28. Remove the LH front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section.

29. Insert the bulkhead electrical connector into the dash panel.

30. Connect the bulkhead electrical connector.


30. Connect the bulkhead electrical connector.

1. Connect the bulkhead electrical connector.

2. Tighten the bolt.

31. Install the LH front splash shield.


31. Install the LH front splash shield.

1. Position the LH front splash shield.

2. Install the screws.

3. Install the pin-type retainers.

32. Install the LH front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information,


32. Install the LH front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section.

33. Install the passenger air bag module. For additional information, refer to Section.

34. Install the driver air bag module. For additional information, refer to Section.

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