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Hi need urgent response. of my 7 years ol alto the heater slide switch appears to have disconnected inside the dashboard. The slide moves very light and there is no heat. My question is, how on earth do I get in the system to reconnect the linkage. Pleas come back soonest. [email protected]

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  • bucaneer2008 Aug 16, 2008

    how do i open dashboard?



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Probably the link has come off. you need to open up the dashboard to look see.

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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for 3 minutes.
  3. Place the front wheels in the straight ahead position.
  4. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  5. In the engine compartment, open the heater valve cable clamp and disconnect the cable from the heater valve arm. Then, turn the heater valve to the fully opened position.
  6. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
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  2. Remove the glove box
  3. Remove the center lower cover.
  4. Remove the radio.
  5. Remove the steering wheel access cover and disconnect the driver air bag connector.
  6. Remove the steering wheel cover and remove the driver air bag.
  7. Loosen the steering wheel nut, then use a puller and remove the steering wheel.
  8. Remove the steering column covers.
  9. Disconnect the cable wheel connectors and remove the cable reel.
  10. Disconnect the combination switch and ignition switch connectors.
  11. Remove the steering joint pinch bolts.
  12. Remove the steering column attaching nuts and remove the steering column.
  13. Disconnect the passenger air bag connector.
  14. Remove the 3 air bag mounting nuts, then pry carefully with a screwdriver and lift the air bag out of the dashboard.
  15. Remove the A pillar trim on both sides.
  16. From under and behind the dashboard, disconnect and label all electrical connectors.
  17. Remove the driver coin tray.
  18. Remove the dashboard attaching bolts (A) and screws (B) as shown.
  19. Carefully lift up on the dashboard and disengage it from the holders (C) and (D).
  20. Remove the dashboard through the door opening.
  21. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  22. In the engine compartment, remove the refrigerant lines-to-evaporator housing bolts.
  23. Separate the lines, discard the grommets and plug the openings to prevent contamination.
  24. Disconnect the evaporator housing's temperature sensor connector.
  25. Remove the evaporator housing-to-chassis screws/nut and remove the evaporator housing.
  26. Disconnect the mode control motor and the air mix control motor electrical connectors and remove the wiring harness clips and the wiring harness from the heater housing.
  27. Remove the heater duct clip, the heater housing-to-chassis nuts and the heater housing.
  28. Remove the heater core cover screws and the cover.
  29. Remove the heater core pipe clamp screws and the clamp.
  30. Remove the heater core from the heater housing.

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    Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the heater core from the heater case

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