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I need to change the heating actuator how do i get the wood grain panel off the front of the a/c and heating controls

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    do you mean the resister block that controls fan speed ?

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For the most part they snap out but take a old butterknife and and old sock so you do not scracth you wood and at the same time look for small black screws holding some places too.

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