Lincoln Aviator 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Instrument Panel and Console / Removal and Installation - Instrument Panel Upper Section

Lincoln Aviator: Instrument Panel and Console / Removal and Installation - Instrument Panel Upper Section

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Depower the SRS.
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).

  1. Release the clips and remove the switch assembly.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Release the clips and remove the finish panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Release the clips and remove the RH instrument panel end cap.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover

  1. Fully lower the glove compartment.
    1. Disconnect the check strap.
    1. Push the stop tabs inward.
  1. Release the clips and remove the RH instrument panel trim panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    • Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 28 lb.in (3.2 Nm)
    • Release the clips and remove the center instrument panel trim panel.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.

  1. Remove the glove compartment assembly.
    • Remove the upper bolts.
      Torque: 28 lb.in (3.2 Nm)
    • Remove the lower bolts, release the clips and remove the glove compartment assembly.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Detach the push pin, disconnect the electrical connector and position the harness aside.
  1. Release the clips and remove the instrument panel speaker grille.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover

  1. Remove the bolts and the instrument panel speaker.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Release the clips and remove the cover.

  1. Remove the bolts and the FDIM.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
      Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)

  1. Remove the bolts, release the clips and remove the center instrument panel finish panel.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Release the clips and remove the LH instrument panel end cap.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Release the clips and remove the LH instrument panel center trim panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Position downward the lower steering column trim panel.

  1. Remove the bolts, release the clips and remove the IPC trim panel.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Remove the A-pillar trim panels
    Refer to: A-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE: During installation, make sure to apply pressure to the trim panel at the same angle as the retaining clips. To fully seat the trim panel, start at the center of the trim panel and then seat the panel working from the center right side outward and then the center left side outward.


    Release the clips and remove the defroster grille panel.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Remove the passenger side air bag support bracket bolt.
    Torque: 28 lb.in (3.2 Nm)
  1. Remove the passenger side air bag to in-vehicle cross beam bolts.
    Torque: 93 lb.in (10.5 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts and position the instrument panel upper section upwards.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Remove the instrument panel upper section.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Repower the SRS.
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).

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