Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Control Cables

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Remove the control panel.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the adjusting clip at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
  4.  
  5. Disengage the end of the control cable from the control lever.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cable from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the control cable routing

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.
  4.  
  5. Adjust the cable.
  6.  
  7. Install the control panel.
  8.  

ADJUSTMENT



Air Inlet Door

See Figure 2

  1. Disengage the control cable from the lever at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
  2.  
  3. Set both the air inlet door and the control panel to the RECIRC 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.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Air inlet control cable adjustment

  1. Move the control levers left and right and check for stiffness or binding through the full range of the levers. Test control cable operation.
  2.  

Mode Selector Door

See Figure 3

  1. Disengage the control cable from the lever at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
  2.  
  3. Set both the mode selector door and the control panel to the DEF 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.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Mode selector door control cable adjustment

Air Mix Door

See Figure 4

  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.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Air mix damper control cable adjustment

Water Control Valve

See Figure 5

  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.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: Water control valve cable adjustment

 
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