How to Remove a 2006 Hyundai Sonata Instrument Cluster

by Jericho McCune

The Hyundai Sonata, also known as the i45, is Hyundai's most popular mid-sized sedan and has been in production since 1985. The 2006 Sonata is part of the vehicle's fifth generation and is the first model year produced in Hyundai's U.S.-based assembly plant. The instrument cluster, found in the dash board directly behind the steering wheel, may need to be removed for maintenance or to reach areas behind it. Removal requires a few tools and only a short amount of time.

Step 1

Park the vehicle on a flat surface and set the parking brake. Open the hood and disconnect the battery cable.

Step 2

Remove the trim between the steering column and instrument cluster with a trim removal tool.

Step 3

Remove the screws holding the instrument cluster to the dash board with a Phillips head screwdriver. There are six screws in total, two of which are exposed when the trim was removed.

Step 4

Grab the instrument cluster with both hands and pull it straight out from the dash board until the mother board on the rear of the panel can be accessed.

Step 5

Remove the four screws on the rear of the instrument cluster. Unplug the electrical connector on the bottom of the motherboard.

Step 6

Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle.

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