Question about 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX
The instrument panel and steering column must be removed to remove the heater assembly. Two people are required to remove the assembly from the vehicle.
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect positive battery cable and wait one minute for air bag diagnostic monitor to deplete the backup power supply.
Loosen main wiring connector bolt in the engine compartment at the left side of dash panel and separate connectors.
Remove radio antenna stanchion and disconnect cable from base of the radio antenna stanchion.
Remove both the right hand and left hand windshield side garnish mouldings.
Do not remove safety belt retaining bolts in next step.
Remove the screws retaining both the right and left front door scuff plates and remove the front door opening weather-strips from body flanges.
Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels.
Remove the steering column cover by removing the three screws along the bottom and pull on the cover to unsnap the three clips across the top of the instrument panel steering column cover.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
Remove the four screws retaining the steering column shrouds together and remove the steering column shrouds.
Install the ignition switch lock cylinder to prevent the steering wheel from turning.
Disconnect the wiring connectors at the turn signal and windshield wiper switch.
Remove the one screw and A/C evaporator register duct from under the steering column tube.
Disconnect the wiring connectors at the bottom of the steering column tube.
Remove the pinch bolt attaching the steering column tube to the steering column lower yoke and slightly spread the joint with a screwdriver.
While supporting the steering column tube, remove the four steering column tube retaining nuts.
Remove the interlock cable retaining screws and shift actuator cable fitting.
Carefully remove the steering column tube from the vehicle.
Loosen the main wiring connector bolt at the left side of the steering column opening and separate the connectors.
Disconnect the stoplight switch wiring connector. On the manual transmission, disconnect the clutch pedal position switch wiring connector.
Pull back the floor carpet as required on the left and right sides of the vehicle and disconnect the window regulator safety relay switch wiring, and the powertrain control module from the main wiring.
Open the glove compartment to the stop, unsnap the hydraulic lift from the right side.
Remove the three screws at the bottom retaining the glove compartment door hinge and glove compartment to the instrument panel.
Remove the glove compartment.
Reach through the glove compartment opening and disconnect the wiring and vacuum hoses/connector from the heater-A/C evaporator housing.
Disconnect the wiring connector from the speed control amplifier and bracket assembly.
Remove floor console panel:
Open the console panel glove compartment door to access screws to console finish panel.
Remove the two screws, and lift the rear of the console finish panel to unsnap retainers.
Reach under the console finish panel and disconnect wires to fog lamp and ride control switches (if equipped) and cigar lighter socket and retainer.
Lift the rear of the console finish panel and slide rearward to release the two front locating tabs, remove console finish panel.
With the console panel door open, remove the console glove compartment mat.
Remove the center screw from the console (rear of shifter) bin, then lift the bin from the console panel. Disconnect the luggage compartment door release switch and fuel filler door lock switch (if equipped).
Remove the two screws from the bottom of the console panel bin to floor pan.
Remove the two cups and screws. Remove the floor console panel.
Remove the two screws retaining the front of the floor console panel to the instrument panel. Disconnect the remaining wires (main jumper wire) and main wiring, then lift the console panel from the vehicle.Protect the instrument panel surface during next step.
Using a putty knife or similar tool, insert under the left or right corner of the instrument panel upper finish panel and pry up on the instrument panel upper finish panel to release one snap clip.
Unsnap the remaining four clips pulling up by hand, working toward the opposite side of the vehicle.
Remove the two nuts retaining the left side of the instrument panel to the cowl side.
Remove the two nuts and one bolt retaining the instrument panel to the console bracket.
Remove the nut attaching the right side of the instrument panel to cowl side.
The following steps require two people
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
its clogged it can be cleared with the use of Garden hose p[ump.The water has
to be turn into the heater hose line and then water has to be removed
out via the pump.
complete step by step procedure,refer heater core flushing and other help links
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