Re: removing the cover from the radio and heater console
The bezel surrounding the radio and heater/AC controls is held on with 6 tension clips. It also has tabs at the top that are held under the adjacent horizontal trim pieces.
Remove the horizontal trim pieces on each side of the radio bezel using a small plastic pry tool. They will pop off fairly easily. Then simply use the pry tool to work your way around the radio bezel and pop it off as well. This will expose the heater control that you need to replace.
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Its not as complicated as it looks.first of all the front and only part of the center console you need to move simply pops out with two snap in connections at the top and to mounting screws in the back lower bottom...keep in mind moving this part of center console is only for the removal and installation of heater unit...Now for the radio is also quite simple.once you have the heater unit consolek removed,the dash component and vent cover needs to be removed.If you open both car doors @ look on both sides of your dashboards,theres two covers.remove them..on passenger is a mounting screw for the dash cover.once removed,cover has several snap in connections that will detach it from location...be careful when doig so...now you will see full radio and its mounting bolts...there u have it..hope it helps...
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Removal; Open the glove box and remove the glove box panel
Remove the air conditioning switch connector and heater control leber knobs.
Pull heater control unit cover from the instrument panel.
Remove the gear shift control lever upper boot and center console.
Remove the ash tray.
Remove the instrument panel center trim bezel and radio face plate.
Remove the screw from the back of the radio eceiver and the screws from the front face of the radio.
Remove the radio.
Remove the radio/HVAC control module bezel. CAUTION The vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.
Remove the right instrument panel side trim.
Remove the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
Remove the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
Remove the left instrument panel side trim and upper instrument panel bezel.
Remove the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
Remove the gearshift knob and shifter bezel.
Remove the mounting screws at the front and rear of the floor console. Remove the front and rear console halves.
Remove the right side instrument panel support strut.
Drain the cooling system into a suitable container, then disconnect the heater hoses at the cowl panel. Plug the heater core outlets to prevent coolant from spilling during unit housing removal.
Remove the mounting screws and heater core cover.
Remove the heater core from the vehicle. To install:
Carefully position the heater core unit into the heater housing.
Install the heater core cover onto the heater housing and tighten the mounting screws.
Install the right side instrument panel support strut.
Install the front and rear console halves.
Install the shifter bezel and gearshift knob.
Install the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
Install the upper instrument panel bezel and left instrument panel side trim.
Install the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
Install the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
Wow I hope youre mechanicly inclined, big job the entire dash & carrier have to come out 7-15 hr job if you know what you are doing to much to list hear I would check heater hoses at fire wall first make sure they arnt leaking. I wish you well
I just fixed mine. same problem, no ac light no fan. inside the heater control assembly there is a electric wiper arm on the fan switch. This arm connects all power for fan and ac. Mine broke out of the fan control switch. Dash is not too much problem to get out. Have to pull top dash center section out by puching forward and lifting out. pull all screws on center dash counsel. remove radio, two side covers that hide screwsand lower trim that holds emergency flasher switch. remove cables from heater control and wires and remove. Took me about an hour. The code on radio will need to be reset so make sure you have that handy. Hope this helps..
Remove the control knobs, remove the face plate, there are a couple of screws that you need to remove, then you will have to disconnect the control cables on the heater and the air duct controls, they are located under the glove compartment and on the left side under the dash next to the accelerator pedal on the heater duct housing, after all the cables are disconnected you can pull the control assembly out and then replace the fan control switch, I almost forgot, it makes things a lot easier if you remove the radio, the radio cover, and the glove compartment.
I had the same problem and it is the heater core. Hope the info below helps.
The heater core is inside the firewall under the center of the dash. It requires removing the center console to reach the plenum cover.
Drain the coolant. Be Prepared for a few skinned nuckels. First dissconnect your battery You will be working around wiring harness' so just tobe on the safe side I would disconnect the battery.The easy part is removing both glove boxes, remove the console remove the covers under the steering wheel remove the cover surrounding the the radio and heater controls, now remove the first plastic cover it will have two ports going into the center console, you might have pull back the carpet on both sides to get it out. After you remove that cover you have to remove the next cover that hides the heater core. When that is removed you should see the heater core there are four bolts two top two bottom holding silver bands remove these and the heater core will be loose. When removing everything make sure you get all the screws I missed two hidden screws and broke the cover. Some are torx some are nut heads.Now that is the easy part the hard part is removing the heater hoses from the back fo the engine. If the You are sure the heater core is shot usually coolant on the carpet is a good indicator just snap the two plastic pipes going to the heater core. This will make it easier to access the hoses. There is no easy way to remove these is is a matter of determination and patience. I would never change a heater core without changing the hosesyou will see that it will be worth new hoses because you will not want to repeat this procedure again.