Caliber 2007

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disable the air bag system.
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  5. Recover the refrigerant from the HVAC system.
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  7. Drain the cooling system.
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  9. Remove the heat shield located on the dash panel in the engine compartment.
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  11. Remove the bolt that secures the A/C liquid and suction line assembly to the A/C evaporator.
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  13. Disconnect the A/C liquid and suction line assembly from the A/C evaporator and remove and discard the dual-plane seals.

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    Fig. Remove the bolt (1) that holds the A/C liquid and suction lines (2) to the evaporator (3). Disconnect the heater hoses and cap the open core tubes.

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  15. Cap the opened refrigerant line fittings and the evaporator ports.
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  17. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened heater core tubes to prevent coolant spillage during housing removal.
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  19. Remove the instrument panel as follows:
    1. Remove the left and right end caps using a trim stick to pry them off.
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    3. Remove both left and right knee air bag covers, if equipped.
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    5. Remove the two screws attaching the upper steering column shroud to the lower shroud. After removing the screws, unclip the shrouds from each other by applying hand pressure along the seams where the shrouds connect on the sides, then remove the upper shroud and lower steering column cover.
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    7. Disconnect the steering column wiring harness.
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    9. Remove the shift knob and remove the shifter bezel.
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    11. Remove the center console shifter housing.
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    13. Remove the center bezel.
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    15. Remove the shifter assembly.
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    17. Remove the left and right A-pillar trim.
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    19. Remove the top cowl panel.

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      Fig. Use a trim stick to disengage the panel clip (2) to remove the top cowl panel (1) from the instrument panel (3)-Instrument panel removal

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    21. Remove the left cowl panel.
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    23. Disconnect the instrument panel wiring harness from the electrical connectors from behind the cowl panel.
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    25. Disconnect the wiring harness clipped along the A-pillar.
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    27. Remove the glove box.
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    29. Remove the right side cowl trim panel.
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    31. Disconnect the antenna wire from the radio harness.