Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.
- Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
- Open the glove box.
- Release the two glove box stops and lower the glove box downward past the stops.
- Disengage the glove box hinges from the instrument panel and remove the glove box.
- If equipped, remove the dash mounted audio amplifier to gain access to the recirculation door actuator located on the inboard side of the HVAC air inlet housing
- Remove the two screws that secure the recirculation door actuator to the HVAC air inlet housing.
- Remove the recirculation door actuator from the air inlet housing and disconnect the HVAC wire harness connector from the actuator.
Remove the recirculation door actuator from the vehicle.
- Install the recirculation door actuator onto the side of the HVAC air inlet housing. If necessary, rotate the actuator slightly to align the splines on the actuator output shaft with those in the recirculation door actuator coupler.
- Install the two screws that secure the recirculation door actuator to the air inlet housing . Tighten the screws to 10 inch lbs. (1.1 Nm).
- Connect the HVAC wire harness connector to the recirculation door actuator.
- If equipped, reinstall the amplifier.
- Engage the hinges of the glove box to the instrument panel.
- Press downward on the back edge of the glove box bin and raise the glove box past the two stops.
- Close the glove box.