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I've been told I need to replace the control head to fix my AC problems. What's involved? Can I do it myself or do I need to get a mechanic?

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Hi, in most cars it's much easier than in yours. I have pasted the procedure below from Please let me know if you have questions. Also, I would be happy to confirm for you that you need a new panel if you can tell me the symptoms you are having.

Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE When the control panel assembly is out, it will have to be disconnected from the wire harness and control cables.
    Center panel assembly Front driver's side under cover Front passenger's side under cover Radio/tape/CD player Floor console Instrument panel center reinforcement Foot duct (LH) Control panel assembly
    Light bulb harness Defroster switch Air mix damper control cable Air outlet changeover control cable

To install:
  1. Attach control cables to control panel
    1. Set the air outlet changeover control knob on the heater control assembly to the defroster position.
    2. Set the air outlet changeover damper link of the heater/cooler unit to the defroster position as shown in the illustration, and then connect the cable to the link pin.
    3. Push the outer cable in the direction so that there is no looseness, and then secure it with the clip.

  2. Install or connect the following:

    Defroster switch Light bulb harness Control panel assembly Foot duct (LH) Instrument panel center reinforcement Floor console Radio/tape/CD player Front passenger's side under cover Front driver's side under cover Center panel assembly

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