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How do i get to the recriclation motor under the dash

The motor is making a clicking sound how do i get to it and can i fix it myself

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It is accesed by removing the glovebox ,its located on the outside edge of the heaterbox,they are a bit tricky to replace so unless you are confident i would take it to a dealer.if you get a new one you will see how it mounts ,1 of the screws it akward.best of luck.

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