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Can't remove the lower line on the accumulator looks like it should pull out but it has a steel connector i can't get over the lip

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Takes a special a/cservice tool that releases the lock spring inside of it

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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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    2. On diesel models, remove the passenger side battery and battery tray.
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      2. Remove the trim from both cowl side inner panels.
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      5. Disconnect the driver-s side air bag module wiring harness connector from the lower instrument panel reinforcement.
      6. Place the wheels in the straight-ahead position and lock the steering wheel. Remove the steering column without disassembling it.
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        Parking brake release handle linkage rod from the parking brake mechanism located on the left cowl side inner panel. Instrument panel wiring harness connector from the parking brake switch located on the parking brake mechanism. Three wiring harness connectors (body wiring harness, headlight, dash) from the 3 junction block connector receptacles located closest to the dash panel. Head light/dash-to-instrument panel bulkhead wiring harness connector screw and disconnect the connector. Instrument panel-to-door wiring harness connector located directly below the bulkhead wiring harness connector. Infinity sound system wiring harness connector (if equipped), located at the outboard side of the instrument panel bulkhead connector. Stop light switch electrical connector. Vacuum harness connector located near the left side of the heater/air conditioning housing.
      8. Under the passenger-s side of the instrument panel, disconnect the radio antenna coaxial cable connector.
      9. Loosen both sides of the instrument panel cowl side roll-down bracket screws about 1 / 2 inch (13mm).
      10. Remove the 5 upper instrument panel-to-upper dash panel screws; remove the center screw last.
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      12. Disconnect the instrument panel-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly wiring harness connectors.
      13. Using an assistant, remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.

    4. If equipped with air conditioning, perform the following procedure:
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      2. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the evaporator. Plug the openings to prevent contamination.
      3. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the accumulator. Plug the openings to prevent contamination.
      4. Remove the accumulator.

    5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
    6. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
    7. Remove the PCM from the dash panel and move it aside. Do not disconnect the PCM harness connector.
    8. In the engine compartment, remove the heater/air conditioning housing assembly-to-chassis nuts.
    9. In the passenger-s compartment, remove the heater/air conditioning housing-to-dash panel nuts.
    10. Pull the heater/air conditioning housing assembly rearward far enough to clear the studs and air conditioning drain tube holes.
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    13. Remove the heater core from the lower housing.


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