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Replace heater control cables under dash on 1988 camaro coupe

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Remove the radio heater trim panel remove the heater switch screws its easier to remove the passenger seat so you can lay down on your back and be comfortable its only 4 bolts dont forget the seatbelt on headrest lay on your back look up under dash and you will see the cable where it goes onto the lever it has a push clip on it to secure it on the lever carefully pull it off so you dont break it they are delicate the cable just pushes into the bracket change the cable the same goes for the heater switch side be careful dont pry too hard and break anything

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