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. Open the glove box and squeeze the stop tabs inward.
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  7. 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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  9. Reach through the glove box opening in the instrument panel and remove the screws (1) that secure the recirculation door actuator (2) to the right side of the HVAC air inlet housing (3).
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  11. Disconnect the wire harness connector (4) from the recirculation door actuator and remove the actuator.

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    Fig. Recirculation door actuator removal

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To install:

  1. Position the recirculation door actuator (1) to the right side of the HVAC air inlet housing (2).
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  3. Install the recirculation door actuator onto the air inlet housing. If necessary, rotate the actuator slightly to align the splines on the actuator output shaft (3) with those on the recirculation door pivot shaft adapter (4).
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  5. Install the screws (1) that secure the recirculation door actuator (2) to the air inlet housing (3). Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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  7. Connect the instrument panel wire harness connector (4) to the recirculation door actuator.
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  9. Install the glove box bin.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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