Subaru Car 1998-05

Removal & Installation

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Baja



Auto A/C
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the gear selector trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the screws and remove the center panel cover.
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  7. Loosen the screws and pull the control unit slightly out of the center console.
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  9. Disconnect the antenna cable and remove the control unit.
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  11. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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Manual A/C
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the gear selector trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the screws and remove the center panel cover.
  6.  
  7. Set the temperature control switch to -FULL HOT- and disconnect the temperature control cable from the heater unit.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the screws and pull the control unit slightly out of the center console.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the antenna cable and remove the control unit.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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Impreza



1997-01 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Set the temperature control switch to the -FULL HOT- position and mode selector switch to the -DEF- position and recirc switch to the -FRESH- position.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the temperature control cable and mode door control cable from the heater unit. Then disconnect the recirc control cable from the intake unit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the center panel from the instrument panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the control panel unit from the center panel.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  12.  
  13. Before installing the control panel unit, set the temperature control switch to -FULL HOT-, mode selector switch to -DEF- position and recirc switch to -FRESH- position.

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    Fig. The control cables must be disconnected before the control panel is removed-1998-2001 Impreza shown

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2002-05 Models With Manual A/C


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Fig. Disconnect the control cables to remove the control panel assembly-2002-05 Impreza with Manual A/C

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the glove box.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the control cables.
  8.  
  9. Remove the center console panel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the four mounting screws for the control panel.
  12.  
  13. Pull out the control panel unit and disconnect the electrical connectors.
  14.  
  15. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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2004-05 Models With Auto A/C
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring harness and aspirator hose.
  6.  
  7. Remove the control panel.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  10.  

Legacy & Outback



1997-99 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Set the temperature control lever to the -FULL COLD- position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the temperature control cable from the heater unit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cup holder.
  8.  
  9. Remove the center panel and disconnect the connector.
  10.  
  11. Remove the control panel assembly and disconnect the wiring harness.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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2000-04 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the console box.
  4.  
  5. Set the temperature control switch to the -FULL HOT- position and then disconnect the temperature control cable from the bottom from the heater unit.
  6.  
  7. Remove the gear selector trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the two screws and remove the center panel cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the fitting screws, and slightly pull the radio bracket out from the center console.
  12.  
  13. Disassemble the radio bracket to remove the control panel unit.
  14.  
  15. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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SVX



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the center console panel, as required.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring harness and cables.
  6.  
  7. Remove the control panel.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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