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taking apart 86 hvac controls...

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#1 starkiller


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:20 AM

ok then, no problem in removing the cluster on the left side of the dash but the ones on the right i cant figure out...screw at top screw at bottom but it still doesnt budge...did i miss something?

along with that, does anyone know if the bulbs in the left hand cluster(cruise/rear defroster etc..) are the same as the ones for the heat/vent etc..??

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:45 AM

one cluster pulls out and one stays there until you pull the fascia away...this one is the air/heater control and is removable when the surround is removed first.....reason being is the 4 vacuum hoses attached and the wire cable to the heater box.....cheers ..i hope this helps..

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:46 AM

So it sounds like you got the two screws out that hold in the actual HVAC controls? (screw below the Defrost & Off buttons)

There should be another screw under the lower lip holding the rear wiper switch in. After that, there just some 'clips' molded into the dash fascia around the center vents. Often they need quite a bit of persuasion to come loose.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:14 AM

And if you unscrew those units a few times, the part where the screws screw into will break :mad:. Superglue them and wire ties provided a fix.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:00 PM

pop off the "def" and the "off" buttons, there you will find a screw behind each

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 02:31 AM


did that but still wont come off...

also, how about those bulbs? are they the same on both sets of lights?

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