On vehicles equipped with airbags, 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 two 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 take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment and possible personal injury or death.
ATC A/C-heater controls are NOT interchangeable between other model years or other vehicle lines. If replacement of the A/C-heater control is required, only use the control designed for the vehicle being serviced.
- Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
- Remove the center bezel from the instrument panel using a suitable trim stick, such as C-4755 or equivalent, disconnect the wire harness connector(s) from the A/C-heater control and place the center bezel on a workbench.
- Remove the four screws that secure the A/C-heater control to the instrument panel center bezel.
- Remove the A/C-heater control from the instrument panel center bezel.
- Position the A/C-heater control into the instrument panel center bezel.
- Install the four screws that secure the A/C-heater control to the instrument panel center bezel. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
- Connect the wire harness connector(s) to the A/C-heater control and install the instrument panel center bezel to the instrument panel.
- Reconnect the negative battery cable.