Peugeot 205 Manual
Instrument panel - removal and refittingBody electrical system / Instrument panel - removal and refitting
1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
2 On non-GTI models, using an Allen key, unscrew the two upper retaining screws at each end of the panel surround (see illustration).
5.2 Removing the instrument panel upper . . .
3 On GTI models, remove the plastic tray from the top of the panel surround by pushing it towards the windscreen to release the securing clips. Unscrew the now-exposed panel surround securing screw.
4 Unscrew the two lower surround retaining screws located either side of the steering column shroud (see illustration).
5.4 . . . and lower retaining screws
5 Withdraw the surround from the facia.
6 Pull out the instrument panel while depressing the lower spring supports, then disconnect the multi-plugs and speedometer cable (see illustrations).
5.6a Instrument panel spring support
5.6b Instrument panel right-hand upper multiplug
7 If necessary, the individual components can be removed for repair or renewal (see illustrations).
5.7a Exploded diagram of non-GTI instrument panel
5.7b Exploded diagram of GTI instrument panel
1988 models onward
8 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
9 Remove the trapezium-shaped coin compartment or cover from the top of the facia by lifting the bottom edge.
10 Pull off the heater control knobs, using card or thick cloth and pliers on the central bars.
11 Remove the screws beneath the outer control knobs, and withdraw the upper front panel surround.
12 Remove the screws and withdraw the visor trim from the instrument panel.
13 Remove the screws and withdraw the centre vents.
14 Using a screwdriver through the steering column lower shroud, unscrew the visor locating studs.
15 Remove the side screw, then lift away the visor.
16 Remove the mounting screws from each side of the instrument panel (see illustration).
5.16 Removing the instrument panel mounting screws on later models . . .
17 Tilt the instrument panel and disconnect the wiring plugs, noting their locations (see illustration).
5.17 . . . and disconnecting the wiring plugs
18 Disconnect the speedometer cable by squeezing the end fitting. Remove the instrument panel. If necessary, the individual components can be removed for repair or renewal.
19 On all models, refitting is a reversal of removal.