Hyundai Santa Fe 2001-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
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  5. Drain the engine coolant into a clean container for reuse.
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  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 30 seconds for the SRS module to deplete its stored energy.

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  9. Remove the bolts and expansion valve from evaporate core and plug the lines.
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  11. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater unit.
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  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front seats
     
    Center console end cover
     
    Center console mounting bolts
     
    Center console
     
    Crash pad (dashboard) side trim
     
    Front pillar trim
     

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  15. Tilt the steering column down to the lowest position.
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  17. Remove the mounting screws for cluster trim panel.
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  19. Disconnect the trip sensor connector.
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  21. Remove the gauge cluster fascia panel.
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  23. Disconnect the hood release cable from hood release handle.
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  25. Remove the screws, bolts and clips from lower crash pad panels.
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  27. Disconnect the self-diagnosis connector from lower crash pad panel.
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  29. Remove the lower crash pad panel.
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  31. Remove the front console side trim.
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  33. Remove the front console upper cover.
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  35. Remove front console mounting screws.
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  37. Remove the front console.
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  39. Remove the mounting screws and clips for the center fascia panel.
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  41. Disconnect the electrical connectors to the center fascia panel.
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  43. Remove the center fascia panel.
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  45. Remove the radio and disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  47. Remove the heater control unit.
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  49. Remove the gauge cluster mounting screws.
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  51. Disconnect the cluster connectors and remove the gauge cluster.
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  53. Disconnect the air damper wire and guide from the glove box.
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  55. Disengage the hinge pins and remove the glove box.
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  57. Remove the driver airbag module by removing the two mounting bolts.
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  59. Remove the steering wheel center lock nut.
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  61. Align the marks on the steering shaft and wheel.
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  63. Install Special Tool 09561-11002 to remove the steering wheel.
    WARNING
    Do not hammer on the wheel to remove. Damage to the steering column may occur.

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  65. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
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  67. Disconnect the two lower tightening bolts and remove the lower crash pad.
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  69. Disconnect the passenger-s air bag connector.
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  71. Remove the main crash pad.
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  73. Remove the cross member.
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  75. Remove the heater and evaporator unit.
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  77. Remove the side bracket and lower cover for the unit to access the heater core.
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  79. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following:

    Ensure the crash pad fits on the guide pins correctly and no wiring harnesses are pinched.
     
    Any damaged trim clips must be replaced.
     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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