Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Control Unit

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: Control unit removal/installation - 1990-92 Colt hatchback and sedan



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Fig. Fig. 2: Control unit removal/installation - 1990 Colt wagon



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Fig. Fig. 3: Control unit removal/installation - 1990-91 Vista



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Fig. Fig. 4: Control unit removal/installation - 1992-93 Vista

Colt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the glove box and ashtray assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the heater control/radio bezel.
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  7. Remove the radio assembly.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the air, temperature and mode selection control cables from the heater housing.
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  11. Remove the 3 control head mounting screws.
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  13. Separate the control head from the left side first, then press out the lower and upper mounting brackets from behind the instrument panel.
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  15. Pull the control head out and disconnect the 3 connectors. Remove the control head assembly.
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To install:
  1. Feed the control cable through the instrument panel, connect the connectors, install the control head assembly and secure with the screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the radio and bezel.
  4.  
  5. Move the mode selection lever to the PANEL position. Move the mode selection damper lever fully forward and connect the cable to the lever. Install the clip.
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  7. Move the temperature control lever to its coolest position. Move the blend air damper lever fully downward and connect the cable to the lever. Install the clip.
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  9. Move the air selection control lever to the RECIRC position. Move the air selection damper fully inward and connect the cable to the lever. Install the clip.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable and check the entire climate control system for proper operation.
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  13. If everything is satisfactory, install the ashtray and glove box.
  14.  

Vista
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lever knobs and remove the control head bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the glove box and the defroster duct.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the control cables from the heater housing.
  8.  
  9. Remove the control head mounting screws and pull the unit out of the instrument panel. Disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the control head.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable and check the entire climate control system for proper operation and leaks.
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