2007 Jeep Compass

Removal & Installation

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Mode Control Cable



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to follow these instructions may result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    To aid in reinstallation, note the installed position of the mode control cable to the A/C-heater control prior to removal of the cable.

  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel center bezel.
    1. Using trim stick C-4755, or equivalent, carefully pry the center bezel (2) away from the instrument panel (1), disengaging the spring clip retainers.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the electrical and mechanical connections from the HVAC controls.
    4.  
    5. Remove the center bezel from the vehicle.

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      Fig. Remove the center bezel (2) from the instrument panel (1)

    6.  

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  7. Open the glove box and squeeze the stop tabs inward.
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  9. Lower the glove box and release the hinges (1) using a twisting motion and remove the glove box.

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    Fig. Lower the glove box and release the hinges (1) using a twisting motion and remove the glove box (2)

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  11. Disengage the metal retaining clip (1) that secures the mode control cable (2) to the right side of the HVAC air distribution housing (3).
    NOTE
    To aid in reinstallation, note the position of the mode control cable as it passes through the instrument panel support prior to removal of the cable.

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  13. Disconnect the mode control cable from the mode door cam (4) and remove the cable from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Disconnect the mode control cable from the mode door cam

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To install:

  1. Position the mode control cable (2) to the right side of the HVAC air distribution housing (3) through the opening in the instrument panel support.
  2.  
  3. Connect the mode control cable to the mode door cam (4).
  4.  
  5. Engage the metal retaining clip (1) to the right side of the HVAC air distribution housing. Make sure the retaining clip is fully engaged to the housing.
  6.  
  7. Connect the mode door control cable to the A/C-heater control and install the instrument panel center bezel.
  8.  
  9. Visually verify the mode door cam moves from the full defrost position to the full panel position and then back to the full defrost position using the mode control knob on the A/C-heater control. If OK, go to step 10. If not OK, proceed to step 6.
    NOTE
    Failure to adjust the mode control cable when required can result in operating modes not being properly obtained.

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  11. Disengage the mode control cable from the metal retaining clip located on the right side of the HVAC housing.
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  13. Turn the mode control knob on the A/C-heater control to the full defrost position.
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  15. Reach behind the instrument panel and turn the mode door cam clockwise until it stops in the full defrost position and engage the mode control cable to the metal retaining clip. Make sure the cam is in the full defrost position and that the cable is fully engaged to the retaining clip.
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  17. Verify the mode door cam moves from the full defrost position to the full panel position and then back to the full defrost position as selected with the mode control knob on the A/C-heater control. If not, repeat steps 6-9.
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  19. Install the glove box.
  20.  
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Temperature Control Cable



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery (ground) cable, then wait 2 minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to follow these instructions may result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    To aid in reinstallation, note the installed position of the temperature control cable to the A/C-heater control prior to removal of the cable.

  4.  
  5. Remove the instrument panel center bezel.
    1. Using trim stick C-4755, or equivalent, carefully pry the center bezel (2) away from the instrument panel (1), disengaging the spring clip retainers.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the electrical and mechanical connections from the HVAC controls.
    4.  
    5. Remove the center bezel from the vehicle.

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      Fig. Remove the center bezel (2) from the instrument panel (1)

    6.  

  6.  
  7. Disengage the metal retaining clip (1) that secures the temperature control cable (2) from the left side of the HVAC air distribution housing (3).
    NOTE
    To aid in reinstallation, note the position of the temperature control cable as it passes through the instrument panel support prior to removal of the cable.

  8.  
  9. Disconnect the temperature control cable from the blend door pivot lever (4) and remove the cable from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Disconnect the temperature control cable from the blend door pivot lever

  10.  

To install:

  1. Position the temperature control cable (2) to the left side of the HVAC air distribution housing (3) through the opening in the instrument panel support.
  2.  
  3. Connect the temperature control cable to the blend door pivot lever (4).
  4.  
  5. Engage the metal retaining clip (1) to the left side of the air distribution housing. Make sure the retaining clip is fully engaged to the housing.
  6.  
  7. Connect the temperature door control cable to the A/C-heater control and install the instrument panel center bezel.
  8.  
  9. Visually verify that the blend door pivot lever moves from the full hot position to the full cold position and then back to the full hot position using the temperature control knob on the A/C-heater control. If OK, go to step 10. If not OK, proceed to step 6.
    NOTE
    Failure to adjust the temperature control cable can result in full heating or cooling capabilities not being obtained.

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  11. Disengage the temperature control cable from the metal retaining clip located on the left side of the HVAC housing.
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  13. Turn the temperature control knob on the A/C-heater control to the full hot position.
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  15. Reach behind the instrument panel and move the blend door pivot lever forward until it stops in the full hot position and engage the temperature control cable to the metal retaining clip. Make sure the lever is in the full hot position and that the cable is fully engaged to the retaining clip.
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  17. Verify that the blend door pivot lever moves from the full hot position to the full cold position and then back to the full hot position, as selected with the temperature control knob on the A/C-heater control. If not, repeat steps 6-9.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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