Lexus RX (RX 350L, RX450h) 2016-2023 Repair Manual: Removal

REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

The necessary procedures (adjustment, calibration, initialization or registration) that must be performed after parts are removed and installed, or replaced during instrument panel safety pad removal/installation are shown below.

Necessary Procedures After Parts Removed/Installed/Replaced

Replaced Part or Performed Procedure

Necessary Procedure

Effect/Inoperative Function when Necessary Procedure not Performed

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Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal

Memorize steering angle neutral point

Lane Control System

Pre-collision system

Intelligent clearance sonar system*1

Parking Assist Monitor System

Panoramic View Monitor System

Lighting System (w/ Automatic Headlight Beam Level Control System)

Initialize back door lock

Power door lock control system

Reset back door close position

Power Back Door System (w/ Outside Door Control Switch)

Removal/installation of the spiral cable with sensor sub-assembly

  • Steering angle neutral point (Initialize parking assist monitor system)
  • Steering angle setting

Parking assist monitor system

for Initialization

for Calibration

Steering angle neutral point (Initialize panoramic view monitor system)

Panoramic view monitor system

for Initialization

for Calibration

Steering angle neutral point (Initialize intelligent clearance sonar system)

  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar System
  • Intuitive Parking Assist System (w/ Intelligent Clearance Sonar System)

*1: When performing learning using the Techstream.

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CAUTION:

Some of these service operations affect the SRS airbag system. Read the precautionary notices concerning the SRS airbag system before servicing.

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PROCEDURE

1. PRECAUTION

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NOTICE:

After turning the engine switch off, waiting time may be required before disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal. Therefore, make sure to read the disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal notices before proceeding with work.

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2. REMOVE HEADLIGHT DIMMER SWITCH ASSEMBLY

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3. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX ASSEMBLY

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4. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL GARNISH LH

(a) except TMMC Made:

(1) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 8 clips to remove the instrument panel garnish LH as shown in the illustration.

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(b) for TMMC Made:

(1) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 9 clips to remove the instrument panel garnish LH as shown in the illustration.

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5. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH

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6. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM BOARD LH

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7. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Remove the 2 screws <D>.

(b) Disengage the 3 claws as shown in the illustration.

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(c) Disengage the 2 guides as shown in the illustration.

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(d) Disengage the 2 claws to disconnect the DLC3 connector.

(e) Disconnect the connector.

(f) Disengage the clamp to remove the No. 1 instrument panel under cover sub-assembly.

8. DISCONNECT HOOD LOCK CONTROL LEVER SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Disengage the claw and 2 guides to disconnect the hood lock control lever sub-assembly.

9. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Using a screwdriver with its tip wrapped with protective tape, disengage the 2 claws to disconnect the instrument panel hole cover.

*a

Protective Tape

(b) Remove the 2 screws <D>.

(c) Disengage the 11 clips and 3 claws as shown in the illustration.

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(d) Disconnect each connector to remove the lower instrument panel finish panel sub-assembly.

10. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT FINISH PANEL SUB

(a) Disengage the 3 clips and 4 guides as shown in the illustration.

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Order of Removal

(b) Disengage the 6 clips as shown in the illustration.

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(c) Disconnect the connector to remove the lower instrument finish panel sub.

11. REMOVE LOWER NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL AIRBAG ASSEMBLY

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12. REMOVE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Disengage the 4 clips as shown in the illustration.

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(b) Disengage the 3 clips as shown in the illustration.

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(c) Disconnect the connector to remove the instrument cluster finish panel sub-assembly.

13. REMOVE COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY

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14. REMOVE COOLER (ROOM TEMP. SENSOR) THERMISTOR

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15. REMOVE RADIO RECEIVER ASSEMBLY WITH REGISTER

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16. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX ASSEMBLY

(a) Disengage the clamp.

(b) Disengage the 5 clips as shown in the illustration.

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(c) Disconnect each connector to remove the console box assembly.

17. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Apply protective tape to the areas shown in the illustration.

Protective Tape

(b) Using a moulding remover A, disengage the 2 clips as shown in the illustration.

Insert Moulding Remover A Here

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(c) Using a moulding remover A, disengage the 2 clips as shown in the illustration.

Insert Moulding Remover A Here

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(d) Disengage the 4 clips and 8 guides to remove the instrument panel finish panel sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

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18. REMOVE MULTI-DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

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19. REMOVE CENTER INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Apply protective tape to the areas shown in the illustration.

Protective Tape

(b) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 10 clips as shown in the illustration.

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(c) Disengage the 5 guides to remove the center instrument cluster finish panel sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

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20. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL GARNISH RH

(a) except TMMC Made:

(1) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 8 clips to remove the instrument panel garnish RH as shown in the illustration.

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(b) for TMMC Made:

(1) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 9 clips to remove the instrument panel garnish RH as shown in the illustration.

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21. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE RH

HINT:

Use the same procedure as for the LH side.

22. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM BOARD RH

HINT:

Use the same procedure as for the LH side.

23. REMOVE NO. 2 INSTRUMENT PANEL UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Remove the 2 screws <D>.

(b) Disengage the 2 claws as shown in the illustration.

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(c) Disengage the 2 guides as shown in the illustration.

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(d) Disconnect the connector to remove the No. 2 instrument panel under cover sub-assembly.

24. REMOVE GLOVE COMPARTMENT DOOR ASSEMBLY

(a) Open the glove compartment door assembly.

(b) Remove the 3 screws <E>.

(c) Close the glove compartment door assembly.

(d) Remove the 2 bolts <B> or <C>.

(e) Disengage the 6 claws as shown in the illustration.

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(f) Disconnect the connector.

(g) Disengage the clamp to remove the glove compartment door assembly.

25. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL SPEAKER PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Apply protective tape to the area shown in the illustration.

Protective Tape

(b) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 2 clips as shown in the illustration.

Insert Moulding Remover B Here

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(c) Disengage the 2 guides to remove the No. 1 instrument panel speaker panel sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

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26. REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for LH Side)

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27. REMOVE FRONT PILLAR GARNISH LH

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28. REMOVE NO. 1 SPEAKER OPENING COVER ASSEMBLY

(a) Apply protective tape to the areas shown in the illustration.

Protective Tape

(b) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 2 clips as shown in the illustration.

Insert Moulding Remover B Here

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(c) Disengage the 2 clips to remove the No. 1 speaker opening cover assembly as shown in the illustration.

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29. REMOVE FRONT NO. 3 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY

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30. REMOVE NO. 2 INSTRUMENT PANEL SPEAKER PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Apply protective tape to the area shown in the illustration.

Protective Tape

(b) Using a moulding remover B, disengage the 2 clips as shown in the illustration.

Insert Moulding Remover B Here

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(c) Disengage the 2 guides to remove the No. 2 instrument panel speaker panel sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

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31. REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for RH Side)

HINT:

Use the same procedure as for the LH side.

32. REMOVE FRONT PILLAR GARNISH RH

HINT:

Use the same procedure as for the LH side.

33. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL REGISTER ASSEMBLY

(a) Disengage the 4 clips to remove the No. 1 instrument panel register assembly as shown in the illustration.

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34. REMOVE NO. 2 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MOULDING

(a) Using a moulding remover A, disengage the 2 clips as shown in the illustration.

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(b) Disengage the 4 clips to remove the No. 2 instrument cluster moulding as shown in the illustration.

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Order of Removal

(c) w/ Interior Illumination:

(1) Disconnect the connector.

35. REMOVE FRONT NO. 1 CONSOLE BOX INSERT

(a) Using a clip remover, remove the clip.

(b) Remove the 2 screws <E>.

(c) Disengage the 3 guides to remove the front No. 1 console box insert as shown in the illustration.

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36. REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 CONSOLE BOX INSERT

(a) Using a clip remover, remove the clip.

(b) Remove the 4 screws <E>.

(c) Disengage the guide to remove the front No. 2 console box insert as shown in the illustration.

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37. DISCONNECT NO. 2 INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRE

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38. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL SAFETY PAD SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Disconnect each connector.

*A

w/ Telematics Transceiver

*B

w/ Rear No. 2 Seat

(b) Disengage each clamp.

(c) Remove the 2 clips.

*a

Bolt <A>

*b

Bolt <C>

*c

Clip

*d

Nut <G>

(d) Remove the 7 bolts <C>, 2 bolts <A> and nut <G>.

(e) Disengage the 4 guides and remove the instrument panel safety pad sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

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NOTICE:

  • Do not damage the instrument panel safety pad sub-assembly.
  • Do not allow the wire harnesses to interfere with the surrounding parts.
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