Caliber 2007

Control Panel

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
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.



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Fig. Typical A/C-heater control and center bezel shown.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  3. 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.
    NOTE
    To aid in reinstallation, note the installed positions of the control cables prior to removal.

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  5. 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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  7. 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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  9. 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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  11. Remove the four screws (6) that secure the A/C-heater control to the back of the center bezel and remove the control.
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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 four screws (6) that secure the A/C-heater control to the center bezel. Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (17 in. lbs.).
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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. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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