2007 Jeep Compass

Removal & Installation

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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.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the center bezel (7) from the instrument panel and disconnect the wiring connector for the clock, power window switches and the accessory switches, as equipped.
    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.
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    3. Disconnect the electrical and mechanical connections from the HVAC controls.
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    5. Remove the center bezel from the vehicle.
      NOTE
      To aid in reinstallation, note the installed positions of the control cables prior to removal.



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

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  7. Using a small screwdriver, or similar tool, disengage the retaining clips that secure the control cables (1 and 9) to the back of the A/C-heater control (8).
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  9. Using a small screwdriver, or similar tool, disengage the retaining clips that secure the control cables to the mode control sector gear (2) and the temperature control sector gear (5).
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  11. Disconnect the wire harness connectors (3 and 4) from the rear of the A/C-heater control and place the center bezel on a work bench.
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  13. Remove the 4 screws (6) that secure the A/C-heater control to the back of the center bezel and remove the control.

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    Fig. Remove the screws that secure the A/C-heater control panel to the back of the center bezel and remove

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To install:

  1. Install the A/C-heater control (8) into the instrument panel center bezel (7).
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  3. Install the 4 screws (6) that secure the A/C-heater control to the center bezel. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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  5. Position the center bezel to the instrument panel and connect the wire harness connectors (3 and 4) to the back of the A/C-heater control.
    NOTE
    Install the mode control cable onto the A/C-heater control first. Then install the temperature control cable.

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  7. Connect the control cables (1 and 9) to the mode door control sector gear (2) and the temperature control sector gear (5) and fully engage the retaining clips. Make sure the retaining clips are fully engaged to the sector gears.
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  9. Connect the control cables to the back of the A/C-heater control and fully engage the retaining clips. Make sure the retaining clips are fully engaged to the back of the A/C-heater control.
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  11. Connect the wire harness connectors to the accessory switches, power window switches, and clock, as equipped, and install the center bezel.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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