Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
Refer to the applicable precautions for this system before performing the following operation. Failure to follow the warnings and cautions could result in possible personal injury or death.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Discharge the refrigerant from the A/C system.
  6.  
  7. Remove the right hand front heater core pipes nut.
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  9. Disconnect the front heater core hoses from the front heater core.
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  11. Disconnect the high and low pressure A/C pipes from the front expansion valve.
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  13. Move the front seats to the rearmost position.
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  15. Remove the or disconnect the following:

    Center console
     
    Two front floor ducts
     
    Steering wheel
     
    Steering column upper and lower covers
     
    Spiral cable with the combinations switches attached.
     
    Lower instrument panel
     
    Lower knee protector
     

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  17. Separate the steering shaft from the upper joint.
  18.  
  19. Remove the steering column.
  20.  
  21. Remove the or disconnect the following:

    Gauge cluster
     
    A pillar trim
     
    Center instrument panel
     

  22.  
  23. Disconnect the instrument panel wire harnesses and fuse block electrical connectors.
  24.  
  25. Remove the three steering member bolts from each side to disconnect the steering member from the vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Remove the front heater unit assembly with it attached to the steering member.
  28.  
  29. Remove the steering member from the heater and cooling unit assembly.
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  31. Disconnect the air mix door motor electrical connector.
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  33. Remove the three screws and remove the air mix door motor.
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  35. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly-2005 Pathfinder



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    Fig. Exploded view of heater and cooling unit assembly-2005 Pathfinder



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    Fig. Location of the air mix door motor on the HVAC unit assembly

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