Mercedes-Benz 2003 ML 500 Specifications

HAVE THE WIRING AND INSTALLATION DONE BY EXPERTS
The wiring and installation of this product requires special technical skills and experience.
MBZNAUX2
USE ONLY SPECIFIED ACCESSORY PARTS
Use of other than specified parts may damage product internally.
FOLLOW THE OPERATIONAL AND INSTALLATION MANUALS.
YOU SHOULD READ AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF THOROUGHLY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PRIOR TO INSTALLING AND
USING THIS UNIT. IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION SCHEMATICS AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THE PRODUCT AND THE VEHICLE IN WHICH IT IS BEING INSTALLED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS MAY
DAMAGE THE PRODUCT AND THE VEHICLE, WILL VOID THE PRODUCT WARRANTY, AND MAY VOID THE VEHICLE WARRANTY.
Purpose
The SoundGate MBZNAUX2 lets you connect a ZuneTM digital
media player directly to the factory radio in the Honda vehicles
listed below. The MBZNAUX2 supplies power, charges your Zune
device, and allows for remote control of all Zune device functions
(remote sold separately).
CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS
Some States/Provinces or other governmental jurisdictions (such as cities) may have laws that prohibit the operation of a video
screen within the sight of the driver. If you have purchased such a product, you should use the product only in locations where it is
legal to do so, and if you do use the product, set up the screen so it is only visible to passengers.
Features
The SoundGate MBZNAUX2 utilizes sophisticated microprocessor control, ultra-reliable surfacemount construction, and advanced software design to flawlessly integrate with Honda audio systems.
Your Zune device’s audio can be selected from your factory radio’s controls.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Should this product fail to operate properly, please contact your Dealer or SoundGate Technical Support via email at
sgtech@soundgate.com or via phone at +1-800-256-0808.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
1. Turn the ignition off.
2. Ensure the factory radio is turned off.
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Identify the type of audio system and optional components installed. Before
you begin installation, determine if the vehicle has the fiber optic Bose amplifier
(most 2001–later and many 2000 Bose amplifiers are fiber optic). To determine this, remove the factory
radio from the dash, turn it on, then disconnect the fiber optic connector from the radio’s rear panel—if
the audio ceases to be heard, the amplifier is fiber optic. Note that the installation steps are different for
fiber optic and non-fiber optic amplified systems.
Determine if the vehicle is equipped with Tele-Aid (similar to OnStar), a Mercedes-Benz phone system,
or the COMMAND system (voice recognition). Note that these option will also affect the installation
procedure.
The MBZNAUX2 works in the following vehicles:
IMPORTANT
MERCEDES BENZ
All C Class (C230, C240, C320, CLK430, etc.)
1999–2004
E320 / E430 / E55
1999–2002
G500
1999–2005
ML320 / ML350 / ML420 /ML500
2001–2005
S430 / S500 / S600
2000–2003
SL500 / SL600
2000–2004
SLK230 / SLK320
1999–2004
• WE DO NOT RECOMMEND DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY on 1999 and newer
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Disconnecting the battery may require returning the
vehicle to the Mercedes-Benz dealership for reprogramming. BE CAREFUL
when connecting the MBZNAUX2 power and ground to prevent shorting out any
factory wiring.
• Fiber optic cables are easily damaged. Ensure that fiber optic cables are not
crushed, kinked, cut, or nicked while working with them. The factory fiber optic
cables have an orange/brown semi-rigid insulation jacket.
• Do not bend fiber optic cables at a radius tighter than 1” (~25mm) or a diamter
tighter than 2” (~50mm)—doing so will permanently damage the cable.
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If you experience problems, call SoundGate Technical Support at +1-800-256-0808,
or email us at sgtech@soundgate.com.
WARNING
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE OR ALTER
Doing so may result in an accident, fire, or electric shock.
Do not block your view
Do not mount product or any added audio/video equipment where it can block your view through the windshield or block your view
of dashboard indicators and displays.
Do not block safety devices
Do not mount product or any added audio/video equipment where it can obstruct the operation of any safety device, such as the
airbag.
Distraction warning
Do not allow product or any added audio/video equipment to distract you while you are driving.
CAUTION
Mercedes-Benz Fiber Optic System
• The Mercedes-Benz fiber optic system is configured as a closed ring. The ring begins at
the radio, continues through each fiber optic component, and returns back to the radio. All
connections must be complete in order for the ring to operate properly. If one component is not
present or is removed, the fiber optic cables at that location must be connected together.
• Light enters the factory fiber optic cables in the ring through the clear lens and exits each
factory cable through the red lens. The MBZNAUX2 has clear lenses on the interface end of
each cable. On the vehicle end of each cable included with the MBZNAUX2 are colored lenses
labelled DX (red lens) and RX (clear lens). Connection diagrams are provided to aid in proper
installation of these fiber optic cables.
• Mercedes-Benz vehicles delivered from the factory may have active fibers (Tele-Aid, factory
phones, or fiber optic amplifiers), inactive fibers (no optional components installed), or no
fibers. Each Mercedes-Benz vehicle will likely be different from the last one you may have
worked with.
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Gain access to the proper interfacing location for the MBZNAUX2. If there are
no devices present on the fiber optic ring, the MBZNAUX2 will connect to the factory
radio’s rear panel. Basic radio removal is outlined in this manual. Compare the diagrams (and models
listed on each) in the Reference section, beginning on page 9, to your factory radio to determine which
instructions are appropriate for your vehicle. Following the radio removal instructions, carefully remove all
necessary trim panels and the factory radio.
If there are devices present on the fiber optic ring, such as an amplifier, Tele-Aid, or COMMAND, the
MBZNAUX2 will interface at the factory CD changer location. You will still need to remove the factory radio
to access power, ground, and D2B wake-up connections. You may need to remove interior trim panels
and door sills to gain access to the factory CD changer location. Use the chart below to determine where
the CD changer location is in your vehicle.
MODEL
YEAR
FACTORY CD CHANGER LOCATION
C230, C240, C320, C32 AMG
2001–2004
Glovebox
C230 Kompressor
2002–2004
Glovebox
C230 Kompressor
2001
Passenger Side Rear Quarter
C280, C230K
1999–2000
Passenger Side Rear Quarter
CL500, CL600, CL55 AMG
1999–2004
Driver Side Rear Quarter
CLK320, CLK430, CLK500, CLK55 AMG
2003–2004
Glovebox
CLK320, CLK430, CLK55 AMG
1999–2002
Passenger Side Rear Quarter
E300
1999
Driver Side Rear Quarter
E320, E430, E55 AMG
1999–2002
Passenger Side Rear Quarter
G500, G55 AMG
2002–2004
Driver Side Rear Quarter
ML320, ML350, ML430, ML500, ML55 AMG
2003–2004
Passenger Side Rear Quarter
S420, S430, S500, S600, S55 AMG
2000–2003
Driver Side Rear Quarter
SL500, SL600, SL55 AMG
1999–2004
Driver Side Rear Quarter
SLK230, SLK320, SLK32 AMG
1999–2004
Passenger Side Rear Quarter
If you are unsure of the procedures required for accessing the factory radio/CD changer location, if the
factory radio style in your vehicle is not shown here, or if you feel this process is beyond your abilities, we
strongly recommend having the work done by a mobile electronics specialist.
DO NOT ALLOW CABLES TO BECOME ENTANGLED IN SURROUNDING OBJECTS
Cables or wiring that obstruct or get caught on places such as the steering wheel, shift lever, brake pedals, etc. can be extremely
hazardous.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WITH HIGH MOISTURE OR DUST
Moisture or dust may result in product failure.
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Installation
RCA component A/V outputs. Connect the audio outputs to the matching locations of the MBZNAUX2
components on the next page.
Connect the male RCA Left (white) and Right (red)
audio cables (from the component-set on page 4) to
the female RCA connectors of the MBZNAUX2 RCA
harness.
MBZNAUX2 RCA Harness. Connect
the brown wire to a clean, bare-metal
chassis ground.
FIGURE 1
Fiber Optic Pair from
Factory Radio
1. Lift metal locking tab on factory inline connector
to release incoming factory fiber optic cable.
Yellow = Video
Red = Audio Right
White = Audio Left
MBZNAUX2
Module
2. Insert DX cable (red lens) from
MBZNAUX2 module into factory inline
connector. Press locking tab down.
3. Connect incoming factory cable to
included SoundGate inline connector.
DX
RX
Circular DIN
Connector
Zune Dock Connector. Connect to
ZuneTM digital media player.
Optional remote control (available
separately). Allows full control of a
connected Zune device’s functions.
Power connector. Connect black wire to baremetal chassis. Connect red wire to a +12V
switched (ignition) power source.
RX optical connector (clear lens).
Connect to recessed optical jack on
MBZNAUX2 module
DX optical connector
(red lens)
Inline 5A fuse. Replace, if necessary,
with a 32V, 5 ampere ATC style fuse.
SoundGate Fiber Connector
Assemble the components shown above and connect them to the MBZNAUX2
module. Use the diagrams on pages 4-5 to assemble the components that will
connect to and control your Zune device.
Power connector wiring. Connect the black wire of the power connector shown on page 3
to a clean, bare-metal chassis ground. When in doubt, measure the resistance between potential grounding
points and the vehicle battery using a multimeter. Choose a grounding point with equivalent resistance
as other grounded components in the audio system. Connect the red wire to a +12V switched (ignition)
power source. This wire requires a 12V, 1500mA inline fuse. MAKE CERTAIN THAT REPLACEMENT FUSES
MATCH THESE SPECIFICATIONS.
MBZNAUX2 RCA harness ground wiring. Connect the brown wire of the MBZNAUX2 RCA harness,
shown on page 5, to a clean, bare-metal chassis ground. When in doubt, measure the resistance between
potential grounding points and the vehicle battery using a multimeter. Choose a grounding point with
equivalent resistance as other grounded components in the audio system.
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2B
Connect fiber optic cables—All other compatible Mercedes-Benz
vehicles (see front page).
Option 1: For vehicles WITH Bose fiber optic amplifiers, Mercedes-Benz phone system, COMMAND
(Voice recognition), or Tele-Aid. If your vehicle is equipped with one or any combination of these
options, you will have to install the MBZNAUX2 into the factory fiber optic loop.
Inline fuse. The red wire of the power connector is fused
to protect your Zune device and vehicle systems. This wire
requires a 12V, 1500mA fuse.
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MBZNAUX2 Module
Power, Ground, and D2B Wake-Up Wires.
Use the instructions on page X for connection
details.
Connect fiber optic cables—C230, C240, C320, C32 AMG (2001–2003)
C230K (2002–2003) ONLY.
Remove the screws on the bottom of the SoundGate fiber connector and pull the optical cables out of
this housing. Find the black, rectangular factory inline optical connector, located on the factory fiber optic
cable about 12 inches from the factory radio’s rear panel. Following Figure 2 below, connect the DX and
RX fiber optic cables from the MBZNAUX2 to the factory fiber optic system.
Option 2: For vehicles WITHOUT Bose fiber optic amplifiers, Mercedes-Benz phone system,
COMMAND (Voice recognition), or Tele-Aid. If your vehicle is not equipped with any of these options,
simply disconnect the factory fiber optic cable from the factory radio’s rear panel (if present), and connect
the SoundGate fiber connector in its place. Ensure that there is adequate clearance for the fiber optic
cables, noting the bend radius specified on page 2. If clearance is an issue, replace the SoundGate fiber
connector with the factory 90° fiber connector by following Figure 3 on page 7.
Factory 90° Fiber Optic Connector
(plugged into rear of radio)
FIGURE 2
Option 1: For vehicles WITH Bose fiber optic amplifiers, Mercedes-Benz phone system, COMMAND
(Voice recognition), or Tele-Aid. If your vehicle is equipped with one or any combination of these
options, you will have to install the MBZNAUX2 into the factory fiber optic loop.
Remove the screws on the bottom of the SoundGate fiber connector and pull the optical cables out of
this housing. Find the black, rectangular factory inline optical connector, located on the factory fiber optic
cable about 12 inches from the factory radio’s rear panel. Following Figure 1 on the next page, connect
the DX and RX fiber optic cables from the MBZNAUX2 to the factory fiber optic system.
Option 2: For vehicles WITHOUT Bose fiber optic amplifiers, Mercedes-Benz phone system,
COMMAND (Voice recognition), or Tele-Aid. If your vehicle is not equipped with any of these options,
simply disconnect the factory fiber optic cable from the factory radio’s rear panel (if present), and connect
the SoundGate fiber connector in its place. Ensure that there is adequate clearance for the fiber optic
cables, noting the bend radius specified on page 2. If clearance is an issue, replace the SoundGate fiber
connector with the factory 90° fiber connector by following Figure 3 on page 7.
1. Remove fiber optic cable with red lens from
factory connector.
MBZNAUX2
Module
DX
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2. Replace the cable you removed from
the factory 90° connector with the DX
cable (red lens) from the MBZNAUX2
module.
3. Connect the cable you removed
from the factory 90° connector (red
lens) to the included SoundGate inline
connector.
RX
Circular DIN
Connector
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4. Insert RX cable (clear lens) from MBZNAUX2 module
into SoundGate inline connector. Press locking tab down.
4. Insert RX cable (clear lens) from MBZNAUX2 module
into SoundGate inline connector. Press locking tab down.
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FIGURE 5—For vehicles with COMMAND 2.5
1. Disassemble the SoundGate fiber connector by removing the two screws on the bottom. Pull out
both fiber optic cables.
2. Disconnect the 90° fiber optic connector from the factory radio’s rear panel. Disassemble this
connector using a flat blade screwdriver. Pull out both factory fiber optic cables.
3. Insert the RX cable (clear lens)
from the MBZNAUX2 module
here.
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4. Insert the DX cable (red lens)
from the MBZNAUX2 module
here.
Beveled side of connector
18
B
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Fuse
FIGURE 3—Replacing the SoundGate fiber connector housing with the factory
90° connector housing
Radio Connectors (factory
radio rear panel)
Factory 90° Fiber Optic Connector
A
If your vehicle does not have the COMMAND (voice recognition) system, use Figure 4.
If your vehicle has COMMAND 2.5, use Figure 5. The COMMAND 2.5 radio is 2.5 DIN units in size and
has a built-in cassette deck.
If your vehicle has COMMAND 2.0, use Figure 6. The COMMAND 2.0 radio is 2 DIN units in size (doubleDIN slot).
Wire colors may vary. Pin locations always take precedence. ALL factory wires must remain
connected to the factory harness(es)—they feed signals to other components.
Splice black wire from MBZNAUX2 module into brown
ground wire at pin location 8 in 8-pin connector B.
A
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Radio Connectors (factory radio rear panel)
Fuse
Splice red wire from MBZNAUX2 module into red/black
+12V constant wire at pin location 5 in 10-pin connector
A on factory radio’s rear panel.
3. Wait 15 seconds while communication is being established between the radio and the MBZNAUX2
interface, then press the CD button. If the factory radio is an in-dash CD player with a CD inserted,
press the CD button twice.
Notes on operation
• After the MBZNAUX2 is activated, the factory radio’s display will appear as if a factory CD
changer is selected.
• To deactivate the MBZNAUX2 and switch your radio back to its normal mode, simply change
the source to AM/FM or internal CD.
Fiber Optic Connector
(location may vary)
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Cut terminal off blue wire on MBZNAUX2 module and
splice into blue/black wire at pin location 10 in 18-pin
connector A on factory radio’s rear panel.
Splice red wire from MBZNAUX2 module into red/
black +12V constant wire at pin location 4 in 8-pin
connector B.
• If the radio does not recognize the MBZNAUX2, turn off the radio, turn off the ignition, remove
the key, and wait 10–15 seconds. Repeat the activation steps above. In rare instances, you
may have to perform this step a few times, but it is only necessary during initial installation.
Reference
Radio Removal—Typical single and double-DIN radios:
C230, C240, C320, C32 AMG (2001–2003)
C230K (2002–2003)
Top photo shows C Class vehicles with COMAND radio.
Lower photo shows C Class vehicles without COMAND.
Splice black wire from MBZNAUX2 module into brown
ground wire at pin location 8 in 8-pin connector B.
1. Lift up and release wood grain around shifter
assembly. Panel lifts approximately 1” from front, then
slides forward.
Fiber Optic Connector
(location may vary)
2. Remove entire ashtray assembly by releasing two front
plastic clips. Ashtray and shifter wood grain can now be
removed and set aside.
3. Remove vent assembly from above radio:
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Mount all components. Mount the MBZNAUX2 modules behind or under the
dash (mounting hardware not included). Be careful not to drill into wiring or vehicle
mechanisms. You are solely responsible for securely fastening the MBZNAUX2 in your vehicle. Make
certain that wires and cables cannot be damaged by screws, clips, or sharp, exposed pieces of metal.
Ensure that the Zune dock connector is left in a convenient place for connection to your Zune device.
Plug the Zune dock connector in straight. Do not insert the connector at an angle or wiggle the connector
during insertion.
FIGURE 4—For vehicles without COMMAND
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Radio Connectors (factory
radio rear panel)
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FIGURES 4, 5, AND 6
Fiber Optic Connector
(location may vary)
B
10
Fuse
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Splice black wire from MBZNAUX2 module into brown
ground wire at pin location 6 in 10-pin connector A.
Splice red wire from MBZNAUX2 module into red/
black +12V constant wire at pin location 4 in 8-pin
connector B.
2. Ensure that your Zune device is connected and playing audio.
FIGURE 6—For vehicles with COMMAND 2.0
Connect MBZNAUX2 module power, ground, and D2B wake-up. Use Figures 4,
5, or 6 to wire the Red, Black, and Blue wires on the MBZNAUX2 module to the rear
panel of your factory radio. In some vehicles, extensions to these wires may be required in order to reach
the factory radio from the MBZNAUX2 module interfacing location.
Cut terminal off blue wire on MBZNAUX2 module and
splice into blue/white wire at pin location 4 in 10-pin
connector A.
Cut terminal off blue wire on MBZNAUX2 module and
splice into blue/black wire at pin location 7 in 18-pin
connector A on factory radio’s rear panel.
Activating the MBZNAUX2
1. Turn on the ignition and factory radio.
a. Two clips are located on the left hand side of each of
the two louvers. Push the louvers fully upward to expose
the two lower retaining tabs. Pull the tabs inward - this
allows the louver assembly to fully fold upward, exposing
a gap—remove the T-20 Torx head screw from each
exposed gap.
Read the Operation section on the following page and test the installation before reassembling the
vehicle dash, trim panels, and audio systems.
b. Next, fold the louvers downward to expose the two
plastic tabs at each top corner. Pull each of these two tabs
downward. Centered within the vents is a metal cinch clip.
Using a ‘pic-tool’, pull the cinch clip towards the rear of
the car. The vent assembly can now be removed from the
dash. After vent assembly removal, push the two upper
plastic tabs on the vent assembly back into place.
Operation
c. The wood grain surrounding the radio is held in place
by two silver clips on bottom - release these two clips
to remove the panel. Unplug connectors and set panel
aside.
IMPORTANT
Controlling your Zune device
The MBZNAUX2 will not provide control of your Zune device unless you attach the optional remote, which
is available separately. Please visit www.soundgate.com or your local mobile audio dealer for details on
the MBZNAUX2 remote’s availability.
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d. Remove screws securing radio and pull radio out of cavity. Do not unplug radio. Radio cable assembly
is captured beneath padding to the right of the radio cavity. Release cable from beneath padding to allow
slack for pulling radio away from cavity. Set radio to one side (set on padding to protect car).
4. Locate factory perforation on left side of glovebox. This is the entry/exit location for the changer
cable.
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Radio Removal—Typical single-DIN and non-navigation radios found in:
Radio Removal—Typical single-DIN radios:
S430, S500, S55 AMG, S600 (2000–2003)
C Class (1999–2000)
CLK (1999–2000)
E Class (1999–2002)
SL (1999–2002)
SLK (1999–2003)
ML (2000–2003)
G500 (2002–2003)
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Typical single-DIN APS radio and Navigation units found in:
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C Class (1999–2000)
CLK (1999–2002)
E Class (1999–2002)
SL (1999–2002)
SLK (1999–2003)
ML (2000–2003)
G500 (2002–2003)
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1. Move gear selector lever to position D.
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2. Pull out stowage compartment (1) and cover (2)
using removal tools.
3. Remove screws (3).
4. Remove ashtray housing retaining screws (4) and ashtray housing (5).
5a. On vehicles without COMAND, pull cover (2) out with air conditioning pushbutton control module (6)
and radio (7). Note: Cover (2) is clipped into upper area (arrows) of center console.
5b. On vehicles with COMAND (8), pull cover (2) out with air conditioning pushbutton control module (6).
Remove radio retaining screws and gently pull radio from cavity.
Removal instructions for above radios
1. Insert Mercedes radio removal tools in slots at lower corners of radio and gently pull radio out of
cavity.
2. To prepare radio for reinsertion into dash, insert removal tools and press back the retaining springs on
the sides of the radio, indicated by the arrow on the above figure, and then pull out the removal tools.
Radio Removal—Typical single-DIN radios:
CLK320, CLK430, CLK55 AMG, CLK500 (2003)
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Dealers
The technologies used in today’s vehicles
are as sophisticated as any laptop
computer. At SoundGate we believe these
new technologies are full of opportunities
for mobile electronic dealers across the
nation. We make it a high priority to not
only research these new systems, but to
understand them and their impact on the
aftermarket car audio industry. Armed with
this knowledge, we are well equipped to
help you integrate new components into
these systems with our innovative, highperformance interfaces and unparalleled
technical support.
Radio Removal—Typical double-DIN radios:
SL500, SL55 AMG (2003)
• Auxiliary Input Interfaces and Docking
Stations which allow you to input
audio from MP3 Players, DVD/Video,
Satellite Radio, and more to OEM
and aftermarket car audio systems
• High-performance Radio Replacement
• Interfaces for seamlessly
integrating new receivers or CD
players into OEM audio systems
• Competition-Grade Interfaces
for adding amplifiers
• Remote Audio Control Interfaces
that let you control aftermarket
receivers and CD players from
your factory rear seat, or steeringwheel mounted audio controls.
1. Move driver and passenger seats down and to the rear.
2. Unclip both driver and passenger-side console side panels (1) from retaining clips (2) with wedge and
remove.
3. Remove screws (3) on driver and passenger-sides of console.
4. Position assembly wedge on upper edge of center console cover (4) at arrows and unclip center
console cover from instrument panel.
5. Lift center console cover until electrical connectors are accessible and disconnect connectors.
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1. Remove ashtray housing (1) below heater controls.
2. Remove screws (2) below bottom edge of center console cover.
3. Remove cover (3) from center console.
4. Disconnect connectors (4) at upper control panel control module.
5. Disconnect connectors at automatic heater and air conditioning module.
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