Acura_MDX_2001-2006

Air Mix Control Motor

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Removal & Installation



2001-02 Models
  1. Remove the center console, as follows:
    NOTE
    When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage. Take care not to scratch the front seat, dashboard, and related parts.

    1. Detach the clips by hand, and remove the center panel lower trim (A).

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      Fig. Detach the clips by hand, and remove the center panel lower trim (A)

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    3. Remove the console panel (A), by detaching the clips (B) by pulling the cup holder (C) up, then remove it. Remove the shift indicator trim ring (D). Gently detach the clips (E), then remove the console panel. Disconnect the seat heater switch connectors (F).

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      Fig. Remove the console panel (A), by detaching the clips (B) by pulling the cup holder (C) up, then remove it. Remove the shift indicator trim ring (D). Gently detach the clips (E), then remove the console panel. Disconnect the seat heater switch connectors (F)

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    5. Detach the clips and release the hooks, then remove the driver's console side trim and passenger's console side trim.
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    7. Gently pull out the console rear trim to detach the clips and to release the hooks, then disconnect the rear heater-A/C passenger's control panel-unit connector.
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    9. Remove the center console (A): Remove the bolts (B) and screws (C), detach the harness clip (D) and pull the center console back to detach the clips (E)

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      Fig. Remove the center console (A): Remove the bolts (B) and screws (C), detach the harness clip (D) and pull the center console back to detach the clips (E)

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  3. Disconnect the 7P connector (A) from the rear air mix control motor (B). Remove the self-tapping screws and the rear air mix control motor from the rear heater-A/C unit.

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    Fig. Disconnect the 7P connector (A) from the rear air mix control motor (B). Remove the self-tapping screws and the rear air mix control motor from the rear heater-A/C unit

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To install:

  1. Install the motor in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the pin on the motor is properly engaged with the linkage. After installation, make sure the motor runs smoothly.
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  3. Install the center console in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Replace any damaged clips.
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    3. Make sure all the connectors are plugged in properly.
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2003-06 Models

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 or its equivalent.

  1. Remove the center console, as follows:
    NOTE
    Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components. Take care not to scratch the front seat, dashboard, and related parts.

    1. Remove the console panel (A), by detaching the clips (B) by pulling the cup holder (C) up, then remove it. Remove the shift indicator trim ring (D). Gently detach the clips (E), then remove the console panel. Disconnect the seat heater switch connectors (F).

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      Fig. Remove the console panel (A), by detaching the clips (B) by pulling the cup holder (C) up, then remove it. Remove the shift indicator trim ring (D). Gently detach the clips (E), then remove the console panel. Disconnect the seat heater switch connectors (F).

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  3. Disconnect the 7P connector (A) from the rear air mix control motor (B). Remove the self-tapping screws and the rear air mix control motor from the rear heater-A/C unit.

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    Fig. Disconnect the 7P connector (A) from the rear air mix control motor (B)

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  5. Install the motor in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the pin on the motor is properly engaged with the linkage. After installation, make sure the motor runs smoothly.
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