Hyundai Sonata: Crash Pad / Main Crash Pad Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
   
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
   
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver or use a prying trim tool, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Remove the front pillar trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Front Pillar Trim")
3.
Remove the cowl side trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Cowl Side Trim")
4.
Remove the AVN head unit.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "AVN Head Unit")
5.
Remove the instrument cluster.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Instrument Cluster")
6.
Remove the crash pad side garnish assembly.
(Refer to Crash Pad - "Crash pad side garnish assembly [RH]")
7.
Down the steering column after loosening the mounting bolts.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Column and Shaft")
8.
Remove the multifunction switch assembly.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Multifunction Switch")
9.
Remove the knee airbag (KAB) module.
(Refer to Restraint - "Knee Airbag (KAB) Module")
10.
Remove the indoor antenna.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Smart Key Unit")
11.
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad upper panel [LH] (A).

12.
Disconnect the photo sensor connector (A).

13.
Loosen the mounting bolts (A).

14.
Disconnect the passenger's airbag connectors (B).

15.
After loosen the mounting screws, remove the crash pad center lower cover (A).
[LH]

[RH]

16.
After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the main crash pad assembly (A).

17.
Right before removing the main crash pad, slightly lift the main crash pad and remove the twitter speaker connector (A) and mounting clip located at the end of both side.
[LH]

[RH]

[Center]

18.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
   
Make sure the crash pad fits onto the guide pins correctly.
Before tightening the bolts, make sure the crash pad wire harnesses are not pinched.
Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the antenna lead is connected properly.
Enter the anti- theft code for the radio, then enter the customer`s radio station presets.
Main Crash Pad Assembly Components and Components Location
Component Location 1. Main crash pad assembly ...

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