Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the center console trim bezel.
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  5. Remove the radio.
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  7. Grasp the knobs of the heater control unit lever firmly, and pull the knobs out.
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  9. Remove the screw and the right-side instrument panel cluster lower cover.
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  11. Gently pry off the heater face plate.
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  13. Remove the socket of the face plate illumination lamp.
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  15. Remove the air conditioning (A/C) switch.
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  17. Disconnect the temperature control cable, mode control cable and fresh/recirc control cable at the heater case and at the blower case.
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  19. Remove the 2 screws from the heater control unit.
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  21. Remove the blower switch electrical connector.
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  23. Remove the heater control unit from the instrument panel through the radio opening.
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  25. Remove the blower switch from the heater control unit, if needed.
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To install:

  1. Install the blower switch to the heater control unit (5), if needed.
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  3. Install the heater control unit to the IP.
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  5. Install the blower motor electrical connector.
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  7. Install the heater control unit. Secure the unit with the 2 screws.
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  9. Connect the temperature control cable, mode control cable and fresh/recirc control cable to the heater case and to the blower case.
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  11. Install the A/C switch.
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  13. Install the illumination lamp socket to the heater face plate.
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  15. Install the lower cover of the instrument panel cluster. Secure the cover with the screw.
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  17. Install the knobs of the heater control unit lever.
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  19. Install the radio.
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  21. Install the center console trim bezel.
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  23. Adjust the temperature mode cable and the fresh/recirc control cable.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console trim bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 screws and pull the HVAC control unit forward.
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  7. Remove the 2 screws and the fresh/recirc switch.
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  9. Disconnect the blower speed selector switch electrical connector.
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  11. Disconnect the A/C switch electrical connector.
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  13. Disconnect the temperature control cable and the mode control cable.
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  15. Remove the HVAC control unit.

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    Fig. Removal of the HVAC control panel-Prizm

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To install:

  1. Connect the temperature control cable and the mode control cable to the HVAC control unit.
  2.  
  3. Connect the blower speed selector switch electrical connector.
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  5. Connect the A/C switch electrical connector.
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  7. Install the fresh/recirc switch. Secure with the 2 screws.
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  9. Install the HVAC control unit to the instrument panel. Secure with the 2 screws.
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  11. Install the center console trim bezel.
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  13. Adjust the cables as necessary, refer to the following:
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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