TownAndCountry 2008

Removal & Installation

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Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009


CAUTION
Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery (ground) cable, then wait 2 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 may result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  5. If equipped, remove the silencer from underneath the passenger side of the instrument panel.
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  7. Remove the lower glove box bin from the Instrument Panel (IP).
    1. Open lower glove box door.
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    3. While pressing on both sides of the door, pull the door down until the stops are disengaged from the lower IP panel.
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    5. Carefully disengage the bottom hinges and remove the door.
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  9. Remove the lower trim panel (3) from the passenger side of the instrument panel to gain access to the mode door actuator (1).
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  11. Remove the 2 screws that secure the mode door actuator to the bracket (2) located on the passenger side of the HVAC air distribution housing and remove the actuator from the bracket.
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  13. Disengage the red locking tab and disconnect the wire harness connector (4) from the mode door actuator and remove the actuator from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Remove the mode door actuator from the vehicle

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To install:

  1. Position the mode door actuator (1) to the bracket (2) on the HVAC air distribution housing and connect the wire harness connector (4) to the actuator and engage the red locking tab. If necessary, rotate the actuator slightly to align the splines on the actuator with the mode door linkage.
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  3. Install the 2 screws that secure the mode door actuator to the bracket. Tighten the screws to 10 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
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  5. Install the lower trim panel (3) onto the passenger side of the instrument panel.
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  7. Install the lower glove box bin.
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  9. If equipped, install the silencer underneath the passenger side of the instrument panel.
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  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable and tighten the nut to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  13. Calibrate the A/C-heater control. Refer to Reset Procedure.
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