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Old 01-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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I have viewed the Youtube videos concerning relacing the blend door actuator and have begun this process. However, I find very little room to actually get on top of the actuator in order to remove the 2 retaining screws. I am wondering if I should remove the air bag module which apparently would give me more room to access the blend door?
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Not having done one on this vehicle, can you physically get your hand up there and touch the screws, usually 5.5mm.......then you can use a 5.5mm closed end wrench......

I have had to do this on H-cars.....enough room to get your hand up there.....I have a ratcheting thumbwheel, and I attach a 5.5 socket to it.....and have enough room to get my hand up there and turn the thumbwheel....does removing the glove box give you more room?
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Thanks for the comeback. I finally managed to solve the problem by taping a 7/32" ignition wrench to a screwdriver and was able to get the screws out. Had a heck of a time figuring out the size of the screw head but once I got it right the solution was easy. The blend door is now installed and is working fine. The 40+ year old set of ignition wrenches certainly came in handy for this job.
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Good Work
& Thanks for letting us know how you managed to replace the blend door actuator and all is well again!
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