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Removing radio Trying to pull out radio and need too diconnect the thermastat control for heater

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    Is it a factory radio?

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Well, i can tell you this much, you need to pull the knobs off, if it's a factory stereo (my ZX2 had a factory cd player) be gentle because if you aren't it is very easy to break the metal rod that allows you to change the temperature (i know, i did it!) and there are two clips that hold the thing on the back, its fairly simple with a flat skrew driver and some patience. Hope this helps!

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How do i remove a radio from a 1993 suzuki sidekick


well thats in the FSM. easy peasy
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i guess step 4 is it?

heater control page.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped, disable the air bag system. (skip)
  3. Carefully pull the knobs off of the control levers.
  4. On Sidekick, Tracker, Sidekick Sport and X-90 models, grasp the trim panel and pull it off of the instrument panel.
  5. stop.... here.
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remove ash tray, and hidden tray screw and tray guide

  1. Pull the heater control lever knobs off of the levers.
  2. On 1996-98 models, separate the heater control trim panel from the control unit by pulling it straight away from the instrument panel. Allow the trim panel to hang loose.
  3. Open the ashtray, then depress the ashtray retainer and remove the ashtray from the sliding track. While it is removed from the vehicle, now would be a good time to wash it out.
  4. Loosen the two retaining screws, then remove the ashtray track from the instrument panel center trim bezel.
  5. On 1989-95 Sidekick and Tracker models, remove the trim panel (Bezel) by prying it carefully away from the instrument panel.
  6. On 1996-98 models, remove the center trim bezel from the instrument panel by loosening the four retaining screws and maneuvering the heater control trim through the appropriate hole. Set the bezel out of the way.
  7. Use a screwdriver to loosen the one rear mounting bracket-to-radio screw; access can be gained to this screw through the ashtray hole.
  8. Remove the four radio front retaining screws, then pull the radio out of the instrument panel just far enough so that the electrical connections on the rear of the radio can be accessed.
  9. Detach and label the wiring from the radio. Also, detach the antenna cable from the rear face of the radio
  10. pull radio. now. (if stock if not stock look for locks)


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

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Climate Control Assembly/heater control unit/

Removal
1. Standard preparatory measures

Make a note of the radio keycode.

Make a note of the preset radio stations.
CAUTION:
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.
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5. Remove the heater/air conditioning module and the fan operating switch.

Installation
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.

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How do i remove the stock radio from my 1993 geo metro 4 door hatchback


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the glove box. Remove the glove box open panel.
  3. Remove the air conditioning switch connector and heater control unit lever knobs. Pull heater control unit cover plate from instrument panel.
  4. Remove the gearshift control lever upper boot and center console.
  5. Remove the ashtray.
  6. Remove the instrument panel center trim bezel and radio face plate.
  7. Remove the screw from the back of the radio receiver and the screws from the front face of the radio.
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Control Assembly
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    1. Disconnect the heater temperature cable while holding the tab down.
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  1. Use the Radio Removing Tool to pull the integrated control panel out of the instrument panel (04320).
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  1. Disconnect the vacuum harness from the function selector switch.
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The heater went in my 2003 ford windstar, so I replaced the thermastat. Before all this there was a clacking sound when you turned the heater off down around the controller. Now the thermastat is replaed...


It's your blend door actuator which is sticking. Probably the plastic teeth on the cog inside are worn. It is white plastic and is located behind your radio. It controls the opening of your blend door from A/C (closed) to heat (open). Buy a Ford Windstar radio removal tool from any parts store (less than $10.00) remove the radio. You will then have access to the actuator. At the bottom right you will see a little plastic wheel with an indented square. Find a long flat head screwdriver that wil fit diagonally into the square and turn it clockwise slowly. The blend door should pop open and heat will enter the cabin. Finally when you have the time replace the unit. They sell for about $75.00 at the dealer or cheaper elsewhere. Good luck. This worked for me.

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How do you remove the radio from a 1994 Mitsubishi Galant


Disconnet negative battery cable.
Pull the center bezel by pulling it back
You will now see the radio and heater controls.
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Sounds like you may have a partially plugged heater core. You could flush this out separately, from flushing radiator & engine block. Diconnect heater hoses going to your heater core and clamp off, so not to loose coolant from engine. Now hook up separate hose to one side of heater core pipe and flush out with typical garden hose. Repeat procedure on both heater core inlets. Reconnect original heater hoses and test difference. You may have to add an additional litre of antifreeze. If this don't work i suggest changing heater core. Good luck.........Ron.

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Only have cold air blowing from front heater of van


The clicking noise is the door blend actuator. It is located in the dash panel behind the radio. It is about the size of a pack of cigarettes.

I priced this job at a dealer and it came in for around $300!

This is a really simple repair, a great choice for the do-it-yourselfer.
Here are the steps/procedures for doing this repair yourself in about 30 minutes:

  • Tools to do the job:
    • Ford radio removal tools
    • 5/16 nut-driver
    • Flashlight
    • Small hands or band-aids

  • Remove the radio -

    • Insert the U-shaped 'handles' into the vertical pair of holes on each side of the front of the radio until you feel it hit an indent / click .

    • With both tools inserted, push outward on the top of the tools while pulling the radio out & away from the dash.

    • Disconnect the 2 wire harness connectors & the antenna.

  • (Optional) Remove A/C & Radio control dash panel
  • Removing the A/C & Radio control dash panel gives you additional access to the actuator to help with removal and installation. This is not a difficult option.

  • Loosen and remove two screws revealed just above radio when radio was removed.

  • Loosen and remove two screws inside (one on each side) the drink holder & ash tray drawer.

  • Gently pull the loosened section of the dash panel forward.

  • Do not remove connectors for A/C control panel. You'll need the A/C control panel active to align the driver post of the actuator with the blend door drive hole.

  • You might want a helper to hold the panel off to the right while you work.

  • Reassembly is exactly reverse.


  • Remove / replace the blend door actuator -

    • Looking in through the radio opening, locate the actuator module - a white plastic unit about the size of a pack of cigarettes.

    • Use the nut-driver to remove the three 5/16ths mounting screws.

    • Disconnect the wiring harness located on the side

    • Reverse steps to re-install
    • In order to line up the shaft I had to crank the car and move the temp selector. Note: You do not have to turn on the A/C system for the temp selector to control the actuator, but you must have the actuator control cable re-connected.
  • Reassemble the dash panel.
  • Reinstall the radio (watch that no cables bind during the reinstallation.
  • What the actuator is / does:
  • Inside this unit is a circuit board, motor and small plastic round gears. The gears then rotate the actuator, which in turn opens and closes the damper allowing the air to pass through the heater core.

  • What happens is some of the little teeth break off creating a gap on the gear wheel. This gap prevents the gears from driving the actuator shaft.

  • The unit may be known as a heater damper module by the dealer. Should cost around $60-$75. (One reader acquired the actuator for $34 from O'Reilly.)
  • This unit was purchased from Advanced Auto for $ 45 and the flat rate is .4 hours. I did mine in around thirty minutes with the hardest part being getting the radio out ( it seemed stuck ).

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I've done it many times myself. Here is what I do:

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