MINI 2002-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the cooling system.
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  7. Discharge and recover the A/C refrigerant.
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  9. Remove the instrument panel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Battery box
     
    Intake filter housing
     
    Heater hoses
     
    A/C pipe from firewall fittings (plug openings)
     
    Heater locating stud nut
     
    Steering column from steering gear
     
    Steering column from rubber bellows
     
    Left and right A-pillar trim
     
    Radio
     
    Cover from beneath center controls
     
    Left and right kick panels
     
    Connector behind left kick panel
     
    Upper connector from blower control
     
    Instrument panel end covers
     
    Bolts behind end covers
     
    Lower section of steering column trim panel
     
    Electrical harness from instrument panel trim
     
    Connectors on steering column
     
    Heater connector
     
    Lower bolts on instrument panel support (next to steering column lower end)
     
    Instrument panel
     

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  11. .Disconnect the fan motor wiring harness.
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  13. Remove the fan motor.
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To install:

  1. Install the fan motor and connect the wiring harness.
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  3. Install the instrument panel in reverse of the removal procedure.
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  5. Refill the cooling system.
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  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Evacuate and recharge the A/C system.
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  11. Check the coolant level after starting the engine and running for several minutes.
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