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How to take the dash apart to replace the evaporator. On A 2000 Ford Focus

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To remove the evaporator. you have the instrument panel and all its equipment wires and cables to remove as a unit, since there are so many components in play there, i suggest using a service manual for the step by step, with drawings. you can photo copy some manuals at the library, or borrow them, or print the info from the automotive database on the computers there. chilton and haynes manuals can be loaned when requested. since the refrigerant will escape when ac lines are opened, they can capture and recycle it, before, at a shop.
when you are ready to refill, you can arrange to return to them for the refill.
read the complete procedure in the text before beginning. this helps you plan how its going to be as you have it apart. arrange for tools, space, help, as required.
get an estimate from a few shops in case its easier to have them do it during the a/c service. knowing where hidden screws are and what style of fasteners you will encounter takes experience, or careful step by step methodical disassembly. instruction for cables, their adjustment, knowledge of vacuum system, electrical connector disassembly, will all come into play. you will have to detach the steering column and lower it. some cars have more room with the seats out, others you leave them in to hold up the instrument panel while its pulled.
you will be draining the coolant and disconnecting the heater.

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Check Fuse box Number 30 which is a 10Amp fuse
& number 15 which is a 7.5amp fuse.
you met have a blow fuse.
If good
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Follow the upper radiator hose from radiator to the engine where it connects to the engine thermostat will sit under that housing held on by two small bolt's.Hope this was very helpful,good luck.

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