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1999 Audi A4 Climate Control Removal/Installation

Does the Climate control Unit have any bolt that must be removed prior to it's removal, or does it pull straight out. Should I disconnect the battery before removing it? Thanks!

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  • damonstazero Jan 30, 2009

    Is changing the a/c control a simple swap out or is it much more involved? It appears straight forward from the looks of the back of unit...



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You have to remove the trim panel around the stereo/climate control to expose the screws that hold it in place. Once you do that, and the screws are removed, it pulls straight out and unplugs. No need to disconnect the battery and no tricks to it once it slides out.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • andrew parker Dec 30, 2010

    my heater fa seems to have packed in,somtimes works somtimes not,if you bang the dash it used to get it working,now that has also stopped,anyone help,

  • wils62 Feb 07, 2011

    i have exactly the same problem , intermittent heating/ blower Audi A4 1.8T 1999 sometimes hitting a pothole can be a benificial thing lol
    Now it stopped completely, will trty to remove unit to check for dry solderjoints or corroded connectors
    ill prob find a buildup of coffee spilled from the cup holder most likely!



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


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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.

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Pull the bezel/unit forwards.

Disconnect the plug.
4. Unclip the air distribution shaft.
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1. Refit the components in the reverse order.
2. Install the radio.
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How do you remove radio, from my 2001 dodge neon, that just went dead, for no reason. I replaced the fuse on the side of dash board. Still nothing.

Safety Precautions
  • Before removing the stereo or any other electrical component, it is vital that you first disconnect the grounding cable from the Neon's battery. The grounding cable connects the battery to the frame or chassis of the vehicle.

    Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the grounding cable's camp from the negative battery lead. Make sure to rest the clamp away from the negative lead post until the removal is complete.
  • Remove the Dash Trim Panel
  • The dash trim panel that surrounds the Neon stereo needs to be removed to access the stereo. The panel contains, but is not connected to, the climate control knobs on the dashboard.

    Grab the panel at the bottom corners and pry it from the dash. You will likely be able to remove the panel without the assistance of a trim pry tool, but if you are having difficulty removing the panel by hand, wrap a thin cloth around a trim panel removal tool or flat head screwdriver to remove the panel.

    Once the lower edge of the panel is relieved from the panel, you can work your hands (or flat pry tool) around the perimeter to separate the remaining edges.

    Since the panel is not connected to the climate control knobs, you will not need to disconnect the wiring to the knobs. The panel, once free, can be set aside until you replace the stereo.
  • Remove the Stereo
  • The Neon stereo deck is held into the stereo mounting bracket by 10 millimeter bolts on either side of the radio. Remove the bolts and store them in the ashtray for safe-keeping.

    Pull the stereo from the dock. The unit will easily slide from the mounting bracket with an even pull from the left and right of the stereo. Pull the stereo far enough to reach the wiring on the rear of the radio.

    The wiring to the stereo includes the antenna, the power supply and the speaker wires. There may also be patch cables connected if an amplifier is connected to your stereo system. Pull the cables from the stereo. The antenna and power supply are single cables. The speaker wires (and patch cables) will be grouped by wire binders. The plastic wire binders should be pulled as a unit. Do not pull the wires themselves.

    Once the wiring has been disconnected from the stereo, the unit will be completely free from the Neon.

    If you plan to operate the vehicle before installing a new stereo or re-installing the factory deck; reconnect the grounding cable to the negative battery lead. Otherwise, leave the cable away from the negative lead until all of your work is completed.
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    I just read you post on replacing the heat controls on my 1998 Ford Contour. Thanks for the good reply. A few more questions on that, Can I replace only the selector switch DEFROST/AC/FLOOR/PANEL? Do I...

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      Using the special tool, detach the audio unit.
      • Insert the Radio removal tool into the locating holes until they click into place.
      1. Pull the tools gently to the left and right of the audio unit to release the locking tangs.
      1. Pull the audio unit out of the instrument panel.
    1. Remove the audio unit.
      1. Disconnect the power electrical connector.
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      1. Disconnect the antenna cable.
    1. NOTE: When installing the audio unit make sure the rear support engages on the carrier.
      To install, reverse the removal procedure.
      • Enter the audio unit keycode and re-program the pre-set audio unit stations
    1. Remove the floor console. For additional information, refer to Section 501-12.
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      • Wait one minute.
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      Remove the rear floor console screws.
      • Move seat fully forward.
    1. Fully apply the parking brake.
    1. Detach the shift indicator selector bezel.
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    How do i fix the heater core on my ford taurus 1995

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    7. Remove the dashboard.
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    9. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the heater unit. Front heater unit honda-10-00-4128.gif

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    Front heater core honda-10-00-4129.gif

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