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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Instrument Panel

Disconnect battery ground cable. To avoid Body Control Module (BCM) damage, it is critical to disconnect battery prior to removal of instrument panel assembly from vehicle. Failure to disconnect battery prior to instrument panel removal will result in BCM being supplied power while losing ground, resulting in internal BCM failure.
1. Remove heater hoses from heater core.
2. Remove air conditioning lines from thermal expansion valve.
3. Remove nuts securing heating control module to module plate.
4. Remove front floor console as outlined under "Floor Console."
5. Remove hood latch release handle screws.
6. Release handle by pulling down cable and unhooking from handle.
7. Remove hood latch release handle.
8. Remove driver knee bolster screw.
9. Release knee bolster from retainer clips.
10. Remove knee bolster assembly.
11. Open instrument panel compartment door to access and remove instrument panel screws, Fig. 1.
12. Release instrument panel molding assembly from instrument panel retainer clips using a suitable flat-bladed plastic trim tool.
13. Remove instrument panel compartment screws.
14. Disconnect instrument panel compartment electrical connections.
15. Release instrument panel compartment from four retainer clips.
16. Remove front floor console storage tray fastener cover and then fastener.
17. Remove front floor console storage tray assembly.
18. Starting in lower lefthand corner of upper accessory trim, insert a suitable flat-bladed plastic trim tool between trim plate and edge of console. Pull on upper accessory trim outward as you slide trim tool upward until all clips are disengaged.
19. Repeat previous step on righthand side of upper accessory trim plate.
20. Remove front floor console as outlined under "Floor Console."
21. Disconnect lower accessory trim panel electrical connections.
22. Remove front floor console extension trim panel screws, Fig. 2.
23. Disconnect range select cable from range select lever.
24. Disconnect range select lever electrical connector.
25. Remove automatic transmission range select lever nuts and then automatic transmission range select lever.
26. Remove transmission control bracket bolts and four transmission control bracket nuts.
27. Remove transmission control bracket.
28. Tether clip at upper portion of windshield pillar garnish molding must be replaced every time windshield pillar molding is removed.
29. Starting at top, gently pull on garnish molding to disengage clip.
30. Remove lefthand and righthand windshield pillar garnish moldings.
31. Pull inward at front of carpet retainer to disengage retainer clips from kick panel area, then pull up to disengage remaining retainers. A-Pillar trim and floor carpet retainer are all one piece. Do not attempt to disassemble.
32. Remove front floor carpet retainers.
33. Remove brake pedal bracket to tie bar bolt.
34. Turn steering wheel to straight ahead position.
35. Insert a small blunt ended punch, or equivalent tool, through access openings on lefthand and righthand side of steering wheel.
36. Push spring fastener inward to release steering wheel inflator from steering wheel.
37. Release Connector Position Assurance (CPA) retainer.
38. Disconnect steering wheel inflatable restraint module electrical connectors.
39. Remove steering wheel nut.
40. Disconnect any electrical connectors as required.
41. Remove steering wheel using puller No. J-1859-A and puller legs No. J-36541-A, or equivalents.
42. Remove steering column lower trim cover screws.
43. Steering column lower trim cover may need to be turned slightly to maneuver it around steering column tilt lever.
44. Remove steering column lower trim cover.
45. Remove steering column upper trim cover bolts.
46. Remove steering column upper trim cover. Steering column upper trim cover consists of both cover and instrument panel cluster trim plate bezel. Do not try and separate these pieces; they are serviced as one component only.
47. Remove driver knee bolster reinforcement upper bolts.
48. Remove driver knee bolster reinforcement lower bolts.
49. Remove driver knee bolster reinforcement.
50. Disconnect driver knee bolster reinforcement electrical connectors as required.
51. Disconnect electrical connectors as required from turn signal multifunction switch.
52. Depress locking tabs and pull on turn signal multifunction switch to remove it.
53. Disconnect electrical connectors as required from windshield wiper and washer switch.
54. Depress locking tabs and pull on windshield wiper and washer switch to remove it.
55. Remove four inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil bolts.
56. Disconnect electrical connectors as required from inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil.
57. Remove steering wheel inflatable restraint module coil.
58. Remove ignition lock cylinder bolt.
59. Disengage ignition lock cylinder bezel light from bezel and remove ignition lock cylinder bezel.
60. Disconnect any electrical connectors as required, and remove theft deterrent module.
61. Turn ignition lock cylinder to run position.
62. Depress ignition lock cylinder retaining tab using a small pick type tool and pull it outwards to remove ignition lock cylinder.
63. Place match marks on steering shaft coupling and on lower portion of steering column shaft using paint.
64. Remove lefthand front tire and wheel assembly.
65. Place match marks on steering shaft coupling and on steering gear pinion shaft using paint.
66. Remove steering shaft coupling bolt at steering gear. Discard bolt.
67. Disconnect steering shaft coupling from steering gear.
68. Disengage steering shaft coupling seal from body pass-through.
69. Remove steering shaft coupling bolt at steering column. Discard bolt.
70. Disconnect steering shaft coupling from steering column.
71. Remove steering shaft coupling from interior vehicle.
72. Remove steering column assembly lower bracket bolt.
73. Remove steering column assembly upper bracket bolts.
74. Remove steering column assembly from vehicle.
75. Remove nuts securing instrument panel tie bar to mod plate, Fig. 3.
76. Remove instrument panel cluster screws.
77. Disconnect instrument panel cluster electrical connections.
78. Remove instrument panel cluster assembly.
79. Remove radio front speaker grille assembly using a suitable plastic flat-bladed tool.
80. Remove radio front speaker screws.
81. Disconnect front speaker electrical connector and remove front speaker.
82. Release accessory bezel from instrument panel using a suitable plastic flat-bladed tool.
83. Disconnect instrument panel accessory bezel electrical connectors.
84. Release retainer clips and remove instrument panel accessory bezel.
85. Remove radio screws.
86. Disconnect radio electrical connector.
87. Disconnect radio antenna cable.
88. Remove radio.
89. Disconnect instrument panel wiring harness connectors and ground straps at locations as follows:
  a. At lefthand and righthand windshield pillars.
  b. At lefthand and righthand A-Pillars.
  c. At steering column bracket. Note location and routing of electrical harness prior to disconnecting or removing in order to ensure proper installation.
90. Remove fuse block accessory door.
91. Remove instrument panel wiring harness junction block screw.
92. Disconnect instrument panel wiring harness junction block electrical connector.
93. Remove instrument panel wiring harness junction block assembly.
94. Remove instrument panel bolt covers, Fig. 4.
95. Remove instrument panel bolts.
96. With aid of an assistant, remove instrument panel assembly from vehicle.
97. Reverse procedure to install, noting following:
  a. Torque instrument panel accessory bezel screws to 27 inch lbs.
  b. Torque instrument panel bolts to 15 ft. lbs.
  c. Torque instrument panel compartment door and compartment door lock screws to 27 inch lbs.
  d. Torque instrument panel inflatable restraint lower bolts to 89 inch lbs.
  e. Torque instrument panel molding screws to 27 inch lbs.
  f. Torque instrument panel retainer nuts to 15 ft. lbs.
  g. Torque instrument panel trim panel bolts to 89 inch lbs.

Fig. 1 Instrument panel molding replacement. Captiva Sport

Fig. 2 Front floor console extension panel replacement. Captiva Sport

Fig. 3 Instrument panel tie bar to mod plate nuts replacement. Captiva Sport

Fig. 4 Instrument panel replacement. Captiva Sport

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