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How to change a heater control unit/heater control ford puma

Ford Puma

What you will need:-
1.Phillips Screw Driver
2.Depending on what stereo system you have, stereo removal keys.


Climate Control Assembly/heater control unit/

1. Standard preparatory measures

Make a note of the radio keycode.

Make a note of the preset radio stations.
Disconnect the battery negative lead.
2. Remove the radio.
3. Note:The control unit for the heating/air conditioning system, all operating knobs and the air distribution operating switch make up one assembly.

Remove the bezel/control unit.

1 Remove the screws on the top of the unit

2 Unclip the clips either side of the unit

Pull the bezel/unit forwards.

Disconnect the plug.
4. Unclip the air distribution shaft.
5. Remove the heater/air conditioning module and the fan operating switch.

1. Refit the components in the reverse order.
2. Install the radio.
3. Connect the battery ground lead.

Enter the radio keycode.

Reprogramme the preset radio stations.

Reset the clock.

Carry out a road test to enable the PCM to collect data.
4. Check that the heater/air conditioning operates properly.

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Section 12-03A: Air Conditioning System—Manual A/C-Heater 1996 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Heater Core Removal
  1. Partially drain the cooling system.
  1. Remove the tube gasket from the heater core tubes.
  1. Remove four heater core access cover retaining screws, and remove the access cover from the A/C evaporator housing (19850).
  1. Remove A/C electronic door actuator.
  1. Slide heater core (18476) and seals from the A/C evaporator housing (19850).
  1. Install the heater core (18476) in the A/C evaporator housing (19850) with the tube gasket on the outside of the case.
  1. Install the A/C electronic door actuator as described.
  1. Position the heater core cover on the A/C evaporator housing (19850). Install the four retaining screws.
  1. Refill the cooling system.

    Heater Core

    Item Part Number Description 1 18596 Heater Core Tube Gasket 2 18476 Heater Core 3 18B300 Heater Core Cover 4 390747-S2 Screw (4 Req'd) 5 18N267 Heater Core Cover Seal
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      Front Door Trim Panel s4w~us~en~file=adobe.gif~gen~ref.gif Printable View (251 KB) NOTE: LH side is shown. RH side is similar.
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