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I need to change the heater hose from the heat channel to the heater/defroster plintum on a '74 VW Beetle and would like to know the easiest way to do this.

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A very tricky job! Not only do you have to ensure that all the old part is removed (and sods law dictates that it never comes out in one piece) but then also to position the new hose correctly over the vertical terminal from the heat exchanger. It may sound drastic but the quickest and most assured way that I ever found of doing it was to cut an access hole in the rear of the A post. This meant could see a) all old item removed b) check condition of terminal on heater channel and c) ensure correct postioning of new tube. Cutting access and then rewelding was much better that trying to work from under bonnet!

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