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Old 05-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #21
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So maybe we'll finally have a article in techinfo with detailed step by step info how to change actuator without removing dashboard.
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It'* been posted before. See this pic:

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That'* me in Tpulliam79'* 96 SSEi. The glovebox is out, and the hushpanel is out. Remove the HVAC controller, and reach up through the hole. Two small hex nuts hold it in place. It took me 20 minutes (not racing the clock). Taylor, Matt, and Pdad left for Arby'* across the street for lunch as I started. When they got back with food to go, I was putting the tools away. It'll take you 2-4 hours your first time.

It'* really that simple. Your arms will get scratched up, and it'll take you longer because you don't know what you're after, but I gaurantee you'll figure it out from there.

Yes, it really IS that simple. Especially after you've done a few. I did my first that way simply from a posted description.
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And all I had to do was kneel on the pavement next to the car.
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I can do it that way on a Bonneville as well, but this is easier on my knees and back.
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Does HVAC controller has some vacuum connections and how easy it can be disconnected?
I'm afraid not to break something and make things worse.

EDIT: I have "redneck fix" in place for now .It'* getting hotter so I won't be fried in the car ,but have to fix it anyway.

Oh,and that bottle with Budweiser in the picture. Can I replace it with Heineken when fixing that thing?
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Wouldn't you know it. My recliner function died, making Willwren'* gymnastic routine near impossible.
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You don't have to disconnect the vac lines. Just unscrew the HVAC programmer, and pull it out of the way (after disconnecting the electrical harness on the actuator).

Any beer can be substituted.

Sled, Just remove your seat and clean/lube the screws. They get gummy over time. You can kill two problems in one afternoon that way. I used a battery charger to actuate the seat motors for cleaning and lubing. Both my recline functions (both front seats) needed that treatment last winter.
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Sled, Just remove your seat and clean/lube the screws. They get gummy over time. You can kill two problems in one afternoon that way. I used a battery charger to actuate the seat motors for cleaning and lubing. Both my recline functions (both front seats) needed that treatment last winter.
Way cool. It had fooled me into thinking the controller relays were bad, with both failing. Fact is stranger than fiction. Ahh. Battery charger... good idea. On the top of the list for weekend projects!
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If yours moves JUST BARELY, that'* your problem. It'* hard to tell if it tries just a bit though.
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