Remove blower motor. See BLOWER MOTOR are & I under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Remove relay panel above glove box opening. Reach through glove box opening and disconnect A/C vacuum line connector and radio noise suppressor connector.
Remove left windshield pillar trim, lower left side cowl trim and hood release handle attaching screws. Remove steering column trim covers. Disconnect parking brake release connecting rod (access through fuse panel opening). Remove lower left instrument panel silencer and panel reinforcement.
Remove instrument panel center (radio) bezel. Remove forward floor console and radio. Remove A/C-heater control and cigar lighter. Remove message/trip computer (if equipped). Disconnect side window demister tubes from top of A/C-heater unit.
Remove steering column upper attaching bolts and allow steering wheel to rest on drivers seat. Remove upper instrument panel cover (defroster outlet). Remove upper instrument panel attaching screws (below windshield opening). Loosen but do not remove left lower cowl instrument panel attaching screw. Remove right lower instrument attaching screw.
Carefully pull instrument panel away from dash panel on right side of vehicle and allow instrument panel to rest on passengers seat. From engine compartment, drain engine coolant and disconnect heater hoses. Plug heater core nipples to avoid coolant spilling inside vehicle. Drain refrigerant system and remove refrigerant lines from expansion valve. Seal refrigerant lines to avoid contamination.
Remove expansion valve from evaporator plate and seal valve and evaporator openings to avoid contamination. Remove drain tube. Remove A/C-heater attaching nuts. From inside vehicle, pull A/C-heater unit rearward to clear dash panel silencer, and remove unit from vehicle.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Refill cooling system and check for leaks. Evacuate and recharge refrigerant system, check for leaks and ensure proper operation.
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 AT 7:08 AM