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SCION xB 2008-UP A/C KNOB FACE REPLACEMENT CUSTOM xB GAUGES

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Care must be taken when installing this accessory to ensure damage does not occur to the vehicle.
The installation of this accessory should follow approved guidelines to ensure a quality installation.

This document covers such items as:
Vehicle Protection (use of covers and blankets, cleaning chemicals, etc.).
Safety (eye protection, rechecking torque procedures, etc.).
Vehicle Disassembly/Reassembly (panel removal, part storage, etc.).
Electrical Component Disassembly/Reassembly (battery disconnection, connector removal, etc.).

1. Vehicle Protection
(a) Mark the position of the gauges with the engine running at normal operating temperature.
(b) Remove the negative battery cable (Fig. 1-1).
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(2) Do not touch the positive terminal with any tool when removing cable.

2. Disassembly of Vehicle
NOTE: Place all removed parts on a protected surface.

NOTE: When disconnecting wiring connectors do NOT pull on the wiring, pull on the connector only.

NOTE: Engage the parking brake while working.

(a) remove the instrument panel cluster finish center panel.
(1) apply tape around the instrument panel cluster finish center panel (Fig. 2-1)
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(2) Disengage the 4 clips and 3 claws and remove the instrument panel cluster finish center panel (Fig. 2-1)
(b) Remove the instrument panel finish cluster lower panel.
(c) Disengage the 2 clips and remove the instrument panel finish cluster lower panel (Fig. 2-2)
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Remove A/C panel and unplug wiring
Using a small flathead screwdriver, gently pry between the gray plastic and white plastic at the prongs and push the dials thru the holes.
Remove the black plastic dials by gently un-clipping them from the four points as shown in the picture.

NOTE: The center dial has a white plastic piece on the drivers when you’re removing the black dial from the white housing.

NOTE: Set all of the dials to the most left position so that you can reinstall the dials in the correct spot.

Remove the factory faces which are held in with a light glue. You may want to add a few dabs of glue to the replacement faces so that there is no movement of the new pieces.

NOTE: It is recommended to have a small cloth available to wipe the assembly grease from your hands and avoid touching any interior pieces to avoid staining.

It’s also a good time to remove the condoms off the factory bulbs so you can have white light instead of yellow.
Reverse procedure to install.

The gauges go in as follows from left to right;
Mode - Fan Speed - Temp

3. In-process function check
(a) Reconnect the vehicle’s negative battery cable (Fig. 4-1).
(1) Position the negative terminal back to factory position.
(2) Tighten the nut to 36 in-lbs.
(3) Do not touch the positive terminal with any tool when replacing the cable.

4. Completing the installation
(a) Complete the reassembly of the vehicle.
(1) Reconnect any disconnected connectors.
(2) Verify the panels fit together properly with no uneven gaps between them.
(b) Clean up and remove any trash.

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