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I have removed the trim & face plate, and removed two screws at the lower left & lower right of the instrument panel. the panel still will not come loose - feels like there's something holding it behind the upper center. How can I release the panel to pull it out?

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Vacumm diagrams for buick century


There is usually a black plastic tube coming out of the firewall that goes to the manifold. If that looks good, I recommend you access the back of the control panel. From there, you can see if vacuum is getting to the panel and if it is being transferred to the various actuator lines as the mode selector is switched. I have pasted the procedure below.
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CAUTION
Vehicles covered by this guide are equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SIR components, such as air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SIR.
Fig. Heater & A/C control panel removal. Top: Standard system; Bottom: Automatic System-1997 Buick shown, others similar
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate, using the following as a guide:
    1. Remove the instrument panel access hole covers from the instrument panel using a small flat-bladed tool. Remove the screws from each end of the instrument panel cluster trim plate.
    2. Remove the screws from the lower edge of the right lower instrument panel trim plate.
    3. Open the instrument panel compartment door.
    4. Pull the right lower instrument panel trim plate from the instrument panel.
    5. Pull steering column tilt level and tilt the steering column to the lowest position.
    6. Grasp the instrument panel cluster trim plate at the right edge, slowly pull an working from left to right, release the retainer clips. Lift the trim panel from the vehicle.
  3. Remove the screws holding the heater & A/C control panel to the instrument panel and gently pull the assembly from the instrument panel. Detach the electrical connector(s) from the back of the panel. Some models may have a vacuum line connection that must also be removed.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal process. Use care to make sure the retaining clips are properly seated and all screws are in place. This helps avoid rattles and squeaks later.

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Removing the heater control switch 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix


Procedure for the control panel pasted below. I don't see a separate blower switch, so you might have to replace the entire control panel. Before doing that, I recommend you browse this post:
http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6234839-doesn_t_heater_or_air_conditioner_blow and let me know if you have questions.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate, using the following as a guide:
    1. Remove the instrument panel access hole covers from the instrument panel using a small flat-bladed tool. Remove the screws from each end of the instrument panel cluster trim plate.
    2. Remove the screws from the lower edge of the right lower instrument panel trim plate.
    3. Open the instrument panel compartment door.
    4. Pull the right lower instrument panel trim plate from the instrument panel.
    5. Pull steering column tilt level and tilt the steering column to the lowest position.
    6. Grasp the instrument panel cluster trim plate at the right edge, slowly pull an working from left to right, release the retainer clips. Lift the trim panel from the vehicle.

  3. Remove the screws holding the heater & A/C control panel to the instrument panel and gently pull the assembly from the instrument panel. Detach the electrical connector(s) from the back of the panel. Some models may have a vacuum line connection that must also be removed.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal process. Use care to make sure the retaining clips are properly seated and all screws are in place. This helps avoid rattles and squeaks later.


CAUTION Vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SIR components, such as air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SIR.
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Fig. Instrument panel accessory trim plate removal-Pontiac shown, others similar
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Fig. Heater & A/C control panel removal. Top: Standard system; Bottom: Automatic System-Pontiac shown, others similar

Oct 11, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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I needed to replace climate control unit on1997 Grand Am GT. Concerned with how to remove the cluster face panel w/o breaking it.


Let me know if this helps out.

Heater & Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the screws securing the cluster trim plate to the instrument panel.
  3. Tilt the top of the cluster trim plate downward releasing the clips that mount the bottom of the trim plate to the dash. Remove the trim plate.
  4. Remove the screws attaching the accessory trim center plate to the dash.
  5. Tilt the top of accessory trim plate downward releasing the clips that mount the bottom of the plate to the instrument panel. Remove the plate.
  6. Remove the screws attaching the control assembly to the dash.
  7. Remove the control assembly from the dash.
  8. Disconnect the control assembly electrical connectors.
  9. Remove the control assembly.

To install:

  1. Install the control assembly.
  2. Connect the control assembly electrical connectors.
  3. Install the control assembly attaching screws.
  4. Push the mounting clips into place and roll the top of the accessory trim plate upward into position.
  5. Install the screws attaching the accessory trim plate to the dash.
  6. Push the mounting clips into place and roll the top of the cluster trim plate upward into position.
  7. Install the screws attaching the cluster trim plate to the instrument panel.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
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How do I replace the heating fan on my 2000 Kia sportage


Blower Motor
Removal & Installation
To Remove:


  1. Evacuate and recover air conditioning refrigerant.
  2. Remove battery.
  3. Disconnect and cap A/C lines at evaporator tubes.
  4. Remove blower motor assembly drain.
  5. Remove glove box.
  6. Remove 5 screws and right hand instrument panel lower trim panel.
  7. Remove screw that attaches upper center console to gain access to left
    instrument panel lower support.
  8. Remove left and right bolt and remove instrument panel lower support.
  9. Detach control cable from inlet duct.
  10. Disconnect blower motor electrical connector.
  11. Pull carpet back and remove hole cover plate.
  12. Remove 2 bolts at top of blower motor assembly.
  13. Remove 2 nuts that attach bottom of blower motor assembly to mounting studs
    on bulkhead.
  14. Remove blower motor assembly.

To Install:


  1. Install blower motor assembly.
  2. Install 2 bolts at top of blower motor assembly.
  3. Install 2 nuts that attach bottom of blower motor assembly to mounting studs
    on bulkhead.
  4. Install hole cover plate and replace carpet.
  5. Connect blower motor electrical connector.
  6. Install instrument panel lower support and install left and right bolts.
  7. Install right hand instrument panel lower trim panel and 5 screws.
  8. Install glove box.
  9. Install blower motor assembly drain hose.
  10. Connect evaporator lines at bulkhead.
  11. Evacuate and charge air conditioning refrigerant.
  12. Install battery.

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If it's in the cluster, see procedure below for removing cluster. If this isn't what you needed, please get back to me.

1997-00 Buick

CAUTION All models covered by this guide are be equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SIR components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SIR, as described in this section.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disarm the SIR system, as outlined in this section.
  2. Remove the instrument panel cluster trim plate using the following procedure:
    1. Remove the instrument panel access hole covers from the instrument panel using a small flat-bladed tool.
    2. Remove the screws from each end of the instrument panel cluster trim plate.
    3. Remove the screw(s) from the lower edge of the right side of the trim plate.
    4. Open the instrument panel compartment (glove box) door.
    5. Pull the right lower trim panel plate from the instrument panel.
    6. Pull the steering column tilt lever and tilt the steering column to its lowest position.
    7. Grasp the instrument panel cluster trim plate at the right edge and slowly pull, working to the left to release the retainer clips. Remove the instrument panel cluster trim plate from the vehicle.

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Fig. Instrument panel cluster trim plate and related components-1997-00 Buick models


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      Fig. Front view of instrument cluster removal and rear view of the wiring harness connectors-1997-00 Buick models

      1. Remove the push-pin retainers from the top of the cluster.
      2. Rotate the instrument cluster rearward and disengage the locating pins on the bottom of the cluster from the instrument panel. Detach the electrical connectors and remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle.
      3. Installation is the reverse of the removal process. Use care to make sure all installation clips are properly located. Do not over-tighten any screws or they could force their way through their holes and the panel will not be held properly. Squeaks and rattles may develop later.

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      1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
      2. 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.
      3. Remove the right instrument panel side trim.
      4. Remove the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
      5. Remove the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
      6. Remove the left instrument panel side trim and upper instrument panel bezel.
      7. Remove the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
      8. Remove the gearshift knob and shifter bezel.
      9. Remove the mounting screws at the front and rear of the floor console. Remove the front and rear console halves.
      10. Remove the right side instrument panel support strut.
      11. 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.
      12. Remove the mounting screws and heater core cover.
      13. Remove the heater core from the vehicle. To install:
      14. Carefully position the heater core unit into the heater housing.
      15. Install the heater core cover onto the heater housing and tighten the mounting screws.
      16. Install the right side instrument panel support strut.
      17. Install the front and rear console halves.
      18. Install the shifter bezel and gearshift knob.
      19. Install the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
      20. Install the upper instrument panel bezel and left instrument panel side trim.
      21. Install the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
      22. Install the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
      23. Install the right instrument panel side trim.
      24. Install the radio/HVAC control module bezel.
      25. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
      26. Connect the negative battery cable.

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      Removal & Installation
      1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
      2. Remove the lower steering column cover-to-instrument panel screws and the cover.
      3. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate-to-instrument cluster screws and the panel, then allow the panel to hang to the left side by the wiring.
      4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the rear of the headlight switch.
      5. Disengage and remove the headlight switch from the instrument cluster trim plate.
      To install:
      1. Connect the electrical connector to the rear of the headlight switch.
      2. Engage and install the headlight switch in the instrument cluster trim plate.
      3. Install the instrument cluster trim plate-to-instrument cluster screws and the panel.
      4. Install the lower steering column cover-to-instrument panel screws and the cover.
      5. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery and check operation.

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      Removal & Installation
      1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
      CAUTION The vehicles covered by this manual are all equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Section 6.

      THIS SHOULD READ STEPS 1-60:

      1. Disable the air bag system.
      2. Remove the screws that hold the lower instrument panel console to the floor bracket and instrument panel.
      3. Move the console rearward from around the instrument panel supports.
      4. Remove the lower instrument panel console.
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      Remove the lower instrument panel console from the vehicle

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      Remove the lower heat duct from the instrument panel support

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      Remove the lower instrument panel supports from the vehicle

      1. Remove the screw that secures the lower heat duct to the instrument panel support.
      2. Remove the heat duct from the vehicle.
      3. Remove the bolts securing the lower supports to the instrument panel frame and floor.
      1. Remove the right instrument panel end cover by performing the following;
      2. Open the passenger side door.
      3. Disengage the retaining clips securing the cover to the instrument panel.
      4. Remove the foam pad covering the A/C inlet projection of the end cover, if equipped.
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      Remove the left instrument panel end cover

      1. Remove the left instrument panel end cover by performing the following;
      2. Open the driver side door.
      3. Remove screws holding the parking brake release handle to the instrument panel.
      4. Remove the screws that hold the bottom of the lower steering column cover to the instrument panel.
      5. Remove the screw that holds the right side of the lower steering column cover to the instrument panel.
      6. Disengage the parking brake release cable case from the groove on the end of the parking brake release handle, then disengage the cable end pivot from the slot on the release handle.
      7. Disengage the retaining clips securing the end cover to the instrument panel.
      1. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the passenger air bag module.
      2. Disengage the hidden retaining clips that secure the door sill plate from the door sill. Remove the left and right side door sill plates from the vehicle.
      3. Disengage the hidden retaining clips that secure the interior cowl trim from the cowl panel. Remove the left and right side interior cowl trim from the vehicle.
      4. Remove the A-pillar trim covers.
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      Glove box assembly exploded view

      1. Remove the glove box.
      2. Unplug the antenna lead connector from behind the glove box.
      3. Remove the knee blocker reinforcement panel from under the steering column.
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      Junction block and body control module connectors

      1. Unplug the lower two, 40-pin wiring harness connectors from the main junction block near the left side cowl panel.
      2. Unplug the instrument panel wiring harness connector from the bottom of the body control module.
      3. Unplug the two, 40-pin wiring harness connectors from the right of the steering column.
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      Remove the clinch bolt joining the upper-to-lower steering column shafts

      1. Remove the clinch bolt securing the upper steering column shaft to the lower steering column shaft. Separate the upper and lower shaft.
      2. Remove the nuts securing the instrument panel frame to the metal brake pedal support on each side of the steering column.
      1. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, perform the following;
      2. Remove the indicator cable loop.
      3. Remove the clip securing the gear shift cable end to the gear selector adapter.
      4. Pull the cable end from the gear selector.
      5. Disconnect the clip for the indicator cable and guide tube from the shift cable bracket and move out of the way.
      6. Remove the nut securing the gear shift cable bracket to the instrument panel frame.
      7. Remove the bracket from the instrument panel.
      8. Remove the screw and bolt holding the hood release handle to the instrument panel, then set the handle out of the way.
      9. Using a very flat pry tool wrapped in a towel to prevent scuffing or damaging the instrument panel pad, disengage the clips holding the rear edge of the instrument panel top cover. Pull up on the cover enough to unplug the wiring harness connector from the message center.
      10. Pull the top cover rearward to disengage the hooks that secure the front of the cover to the instrument panel. Remove the instrument panel top cover from the vehicle.
      11. Unplug the wire connector from the HVAC wiring harness connector behind the glove box area.
      12. Remove the bolts securing the instrument panel frame to the brackets on the cowl side panels.
      13. Loosen, but do not remove, the pivot bolts holding the instrument panel to the cowl panels.
      14. Remove the bolts securing the instrument panel frame to the dash panel below the windshield opening.
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      Remove the instrument panel assembly from the vehicle

      1. With the help of an assistant, remove the instrument panel assembly from the vehicle.
      To install:
      1. With the help of an assistant, correctly position the instrument panel assembly into the vehicle.
      2. Install and tighten the bolts securing the instrument panel frame to the dash panel below the windshield opening.
      3. Tighten the pivot bolts holding the instrument panel to the cowl panels.
      4. Install and tighten the bolts securing the instrument panel frame to the brackets on the cowl side panels.
      5. Plug the wire connector into the HVAC wiring harness connector behind the glove box area.
      6. Place the instrument panel top cover onto the instrument panel and plug in the wiring harness connector to the message center. Install the top cover being certain to engage all of the hooks and retaining clips.
      7. Place the hood release handle in position on the instrument panel. Install and tighten the mounting screw and bolt.
      8. Install the gear shift bracket to the instrument panel.
      9. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, install the indicator cable and guide tube. Install the cable retaining clips.
      10. Install and tighten the nuts securing the instrument panel frame to the metal brake pedal support on each side of the steering column.
      11. Join the upper steering column shaft to the lower steering column shaft and secure with the clinch bolt.
      12. Plug in the two, 40-pin wiring harness connectors to the right of the steering column.
      13. Plug in the instrument panel wiring harness connector to body control module.
      14. Plug in the lower two, 40-pin wiring harness connectors to the main junction block.
      15. Install the knee blocker reinforcement panel.
      16. Plug in the antenna lead connector.
      17. Install the glove box.
      18. Install the A-pillar trim covers.
      19. Install the cowl trim covers door sill plates
      20. Plug in the wiring harness connector to the passenger air bag module.
      21. Install the left and right instrument panel end covers.
      22. Install the lower steering column cover. Be sure to install the parking brake release handle.
      23. Install the lower supports to the instrument panel frame and floor. Install and tighten the mounting fasteners.
      24. Install the lower heat duct into the vehicle.
      25. Install the lower instrument panel console assembly.
      26. Connect the negative battery cable.
      27. Test all the instrument on the instrument panel assembly to verify that they operate properly.

      Dec 07, 2009 | 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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      How do you change the heater core in a 2002 Dodge Intrepid?


      1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the remote battery post located near the right strut tower.
        CAUTION After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait 2 minutes for the driver-s/passenger-s air bag system capacitor to discharge before attempting to do any work around the steering column or instrument
        Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:
      2. NOTE On the LHS or 300M, remove the center bezel prior to the shifter bezel
        Shifter knob Allen screw Both instrument panel end covers Using a trim stick tool, gently pry upward on the shifter bezel; then, disconnect both wiring connectors and a light bulb socket connector; then, remove the socket.
      3. Remove the 2 lower instrument panel cover screws (outside end) and disconnect the deck lid release switch wiring connector. Pull the lower instrument panel cover rearward releasing the clips. Remove the cable-to-brake release handle. Pull the cover rearward and remove it.
      4. If equipped for 6 passengers, remove the lower floor bin.
      5. If equipped for 5 passengers, remove or disconnect the following items:

        Center bezel using the trim stick Heater/air conditioning housing assembly control switch and the traction control switch wiring harnesses Bezel from the vehicle Two left side console side cover screws, pull the cover outward and remove from the vehicle Lower glove box door; the 2 screws are located at the right console side cover, pull outward and remove it 2 bracket screws and the 2 inside the console bin; then, remove the console 2 center lower instrument panel nuts 4 steel reinforcement-to-lower instrument panel cover bottom bolts 16-way DLC from the reinforcement left floor duct/silencer pad screw and the pad Steering column shrouds Shift interlock cable at the ignition switch Column wiring The under column duct section Left panel air conditioning outlet duct The 4 brake pedal support bracket-to-column mounting bolts Lower the steering column Heater/air conditioning housing and the Air bag Control Module (ACM) harness connectors then, the 2 ground eyelets from the floor tunnel near the bulkhead Using a trim stick, carefully, pry out on the left and right A-pillar trim moldings and slide them rearward to remove them.
      6. Using a trim stick, carefully pry upward on the instrument panel top cover, and remove it.
      7. From both sides, remove the scuff plate screw. Using a trim stick, carefully, pry out the scuff plates and remove them.
      8. Remove or disconnect the following:

        3 right side cowl panel screws and the panel 3 left side cowl panel screws and the panel Remove the right side under dash silencer and pad 2 right side radio antenna and amplifier harness connectors Left side junction block and Body Control Module (BCM) harness connectors 8 instrument panel-to-chassis screws Pull the instrument panel rearward Instrument panel from the vehicle with the help of an assistant ischarge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
      9. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
      10. Place shop cloths in the interior to catch any excess coolant.
      11. Remove or disconnect the following:
        WARNING The air conditioning lubricant used in this system absorbs moisture readily. Do not leave any portion of the system open for any long period of time.


        Air cleaner hose and the air distribution duct Heater hoses-to-dash panel spring type fasteners and the heater hoses from the heater core. Plug the openings to prevent coolant spillage. Refrigerant lines-to-expansion valve nut and separate the refrigerant lines from the expansion valve. Plug the openings to prevent contamination. 3 heater/air conditioning housing assembly-to-chassis nuts from the engine compartment 2 defroster duct screws and the duct Heater/air conditioning housing assembly-to-dash panel nuts and screws 4 rear seat heat duct nuts and the duct Rear seat heat duct elbow push-pin fastener Electrical connector from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly Pull the heater/air conditioning housing assembly rearward and remove it from the vehicle 2 heater core-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws Heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly
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