What is the process for removing centre bezel to gain access for the clock. The heater control knobs seem to be attached to the bezel. I have re-secured the clock once without removing the centre bezel, but the clock has slid down again. I would like to remove the bezel to inspect the mounting tabs which lock the clock in place. Thanks !
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Re: clock not staying in place
You'll need to remove the entire vertical console (pops out after you remove two phillips screws at the bottom behind the cup holders). There are two phillips head screws (possibly 4) holding the digital clock in place (back side) of the vertical console.
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well thats in the FSM. easy peasy
stock radio , we cant do non stock. (vast )
i guess step 4 is it?
heater control page.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
If equipped, disable the air bag system. (skip)
Carefully pull the knobs off of the control levers.
On Sidekick, Tracker, Sidekick Sport and X-90 models, grasp the trim panel and pull it off of the instrument panel.
electronic version not analog
remove ash tray, and hidden tray screw and tray guide
Pull the heater control lever knobs off of the levers.
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.
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.
Loosen the two retaining screws, then remove the ashtray track from the instrument panel center trim bezel.
On 1989-95 Sidekick and Tracker models, remove the trim panel (Bezel) by prying it carefully away from the instrument panel.
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.
Use a screwdriver to loosen the one rear mounting bracket-to-radio screw; access can be gained to this screw through the ashtray hole.
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.
Detach and label the wiring from the radio. Also, detach the antenna cable from the rear face of the radio
pull radio. now. (if stock if not stock look for locks)
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. 4. Unclip the air distribution shaft. 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.
Carry out a road test to enable the PCM to collect data. 4. Check that the heater/air conditioning operates properly.
the FSM covers HVAC. buy /barrow one.
or at alldata.com, log in ,see it.
you will have to gain access to the cables. and levers and to the
how to remove all those parts and not break very old plastic takes some skill , some parts just pull off others have hidden screws.
here is a quote on control panel.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Pull the control knobs from the levers.
Release the latches at the rear of the bezel. Remove the control assembly lens and disconnect the bulb.
Disconnect the control cables at the blower and heater assembly.
Remove the control assembly fasteners.
Pull the control assembly out and disconnect the electrical connections.
Disconnect the control cables from the levers.
Remove the blower, air conditioning and heater switch
You will have to remove the dash cover to gain access to that bezel piece. That bezel actually extends around the instrument cluster and and radio area, all one piece. The dash cover is held on by a series of torx screws located under the top defrost vent, side access panels (when you open the car doors, there is a panel on each side). In the glove box area and there are two 10 mm bolts that are tucked up under in the glove box area but accessible. After you remove the dash cover, you can remove the torx screws that hold the bezel in place. On the bezel down by the radio, there are spring clips that hold that part of the bezel. Remember when replacing the stock OEM radio, you will need to buy a mounting hardware kit, wiring harness kit and antenna kit for the Cavalier that will work with your new cd player.
It's a big job. The heater core is accessed from inside the car under the dash. If your car has a center console, it must be removed, along with the glove box and the under dash covers. Then you'll see the actual heater box. Removing the box will show you the core, but you'll need to go under the hood to disconnect the heater hoses before you can remove it. Obviously, you need to drain the cooling system first.
Also note, when you replace the core and put the heater box back in, the box has to be sealed for proper operation. In some cases, either RTV sealant can be used, or foam tape.
Disconnet negative battery cable.
Pull the center bezel by pulling it back
You will now see the radio and heater controls.
You may have to remove the screw holding the heater controls to gain access to the screws holding the radio.
Radio will have screw holding it in place as well as wht electrical plugs in the back that have to be removed.
this going to be a long one I'll start with water deflector
1.remove trim panel
2.remove seat belt assembly
3. remove tape from deflector and door inner panel
4. remove deflector from inner door panel using a wide flat bladed tool to break the hot melt sealer bond
1. remove the power door lock switch from the trim panel
2. remove lock knob and bezel
3. remove screw and reposition or remove the remote mirror bezel
LOCK KNOB AND BEZEL
1. remove cover
2. remove remote control bezel retaining screw
4. remove knob from lock rod by prying with a flat bladed tool
4. remove knob
5. remove bezel
1. remove switch from trim panel using a small flat bladed tool
2. disconnect wire connector from switch
1. remove water deflector
2. raise window to fully up position and tape window to door frame using cloth backed body tape
3. punch out the center pins of the regulator rivets then drill out rivets using 1/4 inch drill bit
4. move regulator rearward and disconnect wire harness from motor disengage roller on regulator lift arm from window sash channel
5. remove regulator through rear access hole
6. secure regulator arm to regulator by inserting a bolt through holes in the regulator and sector gear then attach a nut to the bolt
7. using a 3/16" drill bit drill out motor attaching rivets and remove motor from regulator
1. install motor to regulator with 3/16" rivets or 3/16" nuts and bolts
2.remove nut and bolt securing regulator arm to regulator.
3. then install by repeating the removal