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Facia - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Facia - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

2 Remove the windscreen wiper arms (Chapter 12), then remove the cowl from just in front of the windscreen. The cowl is in two sections, with retaining screws located along its front edge. With the cowl removed, disconnect the speedometer cable by pulling it from the intermediate inner cable extension.

3 Remove the centre console (Section 30), then unscrew the screws and remove the heater side covers (see illustrations).

33.3A Unscrew the screws . . .
33.3A Unscrew the screws . . .

33.3B . . . and remove the heater side covers
33.3B . . . and remove the heater side covers

4 Remove the steering column (Chapter 10).

5 Remove the instrument panel (Chapter 12).

6 Where fitted, unscrew the screws and remove the automatic warning system display.

7 Remove the radio and (if fitted) the CD player (Chapter 12).

8 Remove the heater control panel (Chapter 3).

9 Using a screwdriver, carefully prise out the headlight switch panel, and disconnect the wiring multi-plugs.

10 Remove the glovebox (Section 32).

11 Remove the small piece of carpet from under the passenger side of the facia.

12 Remove the side trim panels from the УAФ and УBФ pillars on each side of the vehicle (Section 29). The upper panels on the УBФ pillars can be left in position.

13 At the base of the right-hand УAФ pillar, disconnect the wiring multi-plugs, earth leads and aerial, noting their fitted positions.

14 Identify the position of the wiring multiplugs on the fusebox, then disconnect them.

15 Disconnect the wiring from the footwell lights, where fitted.

16 Prise out the speedometer cable rubber grommet at the bulkhead near the pedal bracket, then release the cable from the clips.

17 Remove the screws and withdraw the glovebox side trim, for access to the side facia mounting screw.

18 Open the front doors. Prise off the trim covers, then pull away the door weatherstrip by the side mounting bolt positions on each side (see illustrations).

33.18A Prise off the covers . . .
33.18A Prise off the covers . . .

33.18B . . . and pull away the weatherstrip to reveal the facia mounting
33.18B . . . and pull away the weatherstrip to reveal the facia mounting bolts

19 Unscrew the facia side mounting bolts.

20 Unscrew the facia centre mounting bolts (see illustrations).

33.20A Facia mounting bolt positions (lefthand-drive shown, right-hand-drive
33.20A Facia mounting bolt positions (lefthand-drive shown, right-hand-drive similar)

33.20B Facia mounting bolt next to the glovebox
33.20B Facia mounting bolt next to the glovebox

33.20C Facia centre mounting bolt next to the heater panel
33.20C Facia centre mounting bolt next to the heater panel

33.20D Facia mounting bolt near the heater
33.20D Facia mounting bolt near the heater

21 Withdraw the facia from the bulkhead, far enough to be able to reach in behind it.

22 Disconnect the remaining multi-plugs and connections, noting their locations on the various components for correct refitting. It will also be necessary to release some wiring loom holders, clips and plastic ties, and the fresh air vent hoses (see illustration).

33.22 Disconnecting the fresh air hoses
33.22 Disconnecting the fresh air hoses

23 Withdraw the facia from one side of the vehicle.

Refitting
24 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. On completion, check the operation of all electrical components.


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