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How do you replace the automatic air flow control switch ( changes air from hot to cold )in a 1997 Lincoln Town car

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Hi, you have to remove the whole dashboard (comes off as one-piece but you need another person to help with removal and the steering wheel needs to be lowered). Once dashboard is removed, look towards the center of windshield on top. Look for a small white colored box on top. This box is what needs to be changed. When replacing, make sure to replace with one for auto and not manual. There is a difference and the manual one will not work for the automatic one. This is a notorious problem with towncars!!

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