Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Control Cables

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figure 1

The following procedure can be used to remove either the recirculation door control cable or temperature control cable, as necessary.


CAUTION
The models covered by this guide are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.

  1. Place the ignition key in the OFF position.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. You should wait a minimum of 2 minutes before proceeding, to allow the SRS system capacitor ample time to discharge.
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  5. Remove the HVAC control module from the instrument panel.
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  7. Release the recirculation door control cable or temperature control cable retaining clip, as necessary, from the top of the control module. Retain the clip for future use, then disconnect the control cable.
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  9. If removing the recirculation door control cable, remove the right underpanel silencer duct and disconnect the cable at the right of the recirculation housing.
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Fig. Fig. 1: HVAC control cable system

  1. If removing the temperature control cable, disconnect the cable at the A/C housing.
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  3. Remove the cable core end from the actuator lever.
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  5. Remove the recirculation door or temperature control cable from the vehicle, as applicable.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  9. After installation, check for interference and make sure to adjust the cable, as outlined later in this section.
  10.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figures 2 and 3


CAUTION
The models covered by this guide are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.

  1. Place the ignition key in the OFF position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. You should wait a minimum of 2 minutes before proceeding to allow the SRS system capacitor ample time to discharge.
  4.  
  5. Remove the HVAC control module from the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Using a flat bladed prying tool, disengage the claws, then remove the cable(s) from the back of the control module.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a prying tool to disengage the cables from the control module



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Fig. Fig. 3: Compress the lever pin to disengage the control cables from the heater/blower unit

  1. Compress the lever pin, then disengage the cable(s) from the heater/cooling unit housing actuator lever(s).
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  3. Remove the control cable(s) from the vehicle, as applicable.
  4.  
  5. Turn the applicable knob, lever or actuator to the maximum hot, air recirculation or defrost positions. Install the control cables.
  6.  
  7. After installation, check for interference and adjust the cable, as outlined in the following procedure.
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ADJUSTMENT



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze
  1. Attach the cable(s) to the actuator arm(s) of the heater/cooling unit housing.
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  3. Fasten the other end of the cable(s) to the instrument control panel.
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  5. Turn the applicable knob completely counterclockwise.
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  7. While holding the knob in the counterclockwise position, pull on the black casing of the cable until it is taut. This will take up any free-play in the cable and index the recirculation/temperature door to the knob.
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  9. Clip the cable jacket to the control module.
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  11. Once the cable is properly adjusted, the knob should travel a full 180 degrees.
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Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figure 4

  1. Attach the cable(s) to the actuator arm(s) of the heater/cooling unit housing.
  2.  
  3. Fasten the other end of the cable(s) to the instrument control panel.
  4.  
  5. Turn the applicable knob or lever to the maximum hot, air recirculation or defrost positions.
  6.  
  7. Pull on the black casing of the cable, at the heater/blower unit, until it is taut. This will take up any free-play in the cable.
  8.  
  9. Secure the cable with the clip.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Control cable adjustment

 
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