11.17.1. Features of a design

Fig. 11.1. Dashboard: 1 – combination of devices; 2 – safety cushion of the forward passenger; 3 – ware box; 4 – overlay of the central console of the dashboard; 5 – block of switches; 6 – audio system block; 7 – the shelf for small things

The dashboard (fig. 11.1) has the folding design consisting of the decorative panel and a framework.
The decorative panel represents the formed plastic detail attached by rivets to a steel framework. By means of removable elements control devices, governing bodies of the car and system of heating (conditioning) and ventilation, the slips closing the knots located under the dashboard, nozzles of system of heating and conditioning, ware boxes are attached to the decorative panel.
The framework of the dashboard consists of steel fittings and will fit a polymeric film. The framework is attached by bolts, screws and nuts to forward racks and the basis of a body. Air ducts of system of heating (conditioning) and ventilation are attached to a framework of the dashboard.

The safety cushion of the forward passenger is installed in dashboards. Unqualified removal of the dashboard or repair of its separate knots can cause unexpected operation of a pillow that, in turn, can lead to injuries.