Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Control Cables

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the control panel.
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  3. Disengage the adjusting clip at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
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  5. Disengage the end of the control cable from the control lever.
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  7. Remove the cable from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Attach the cable to the end of the lever on the A/C or heater box.
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  3. Route the cable through the dash to the control lever and secure to the back of the unit.
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  5. Adjust the cable.
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  7. Install the control panel.
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ADJUSTMENT



1983-91 Models

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Set the air inlet damper and control lever to the FRESH position.
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  3. Set the mode selector damper and control lever to the VENT position.
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  5. Set the air mix damper and control lever to the COOL position.
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  7. Set the heater control valve and control lever to the COOL position.
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Place the heater control valve lever on the COOL position and while pushing the outer cable in the direction of COOL position, clamp the outer cable to the heater control valve bracket.

  1. Move the control levers left and right and check for stiffness or binding through the full range of the levers.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Setting the heater control cable to the FRESH position



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Fig. Fig. 2: Setting the heater control cable to the VENT position

1992-96 Models
Air Inlet Door
  1. Disengage the control cable from the lever at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
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  3. Set both the air inlet door and the control panel to the FRESH position. Then, slide the control cable through the adjusting clip until the eyelet on the cable end can be engaged to the lever. Make sure the cable is secured in the clamps.
  4.  
  5. Move the control levers left and right and check for stiffness or binding through the full range of the levers. Test control cable operation.
  6.  

Air Mix Door
  1. Disengage the control cable from the lever at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
  2.  
  3. Set both the air mix door and the control panel to the COOL position. Then, slide the control cable through the adjusting clip until the eyelet on the cable end can be engaged to the lever. Make sure the cable is secured in the clamps.
  4.  
  5. Move the control levers left and right and check for stiffness or binding through the full range of the levers. Test control cable operation.
  6.  

Water Control Valve
  1. Disengage the adjusting clip.
  2.  
  3. Place the water valve lever on the COOL position while pushing the outer cable in the COOL direction. Clamp the outer cable to the water valve bracket with the adjusting clip.
  4.  
  5. Move the control levers left and right and check for stiffness or binding through the full range of the levers. Test control cable operation.
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