Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

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



Air Inlet Door

See Figure 1

  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.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Setting the air inlet door cable

  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.
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Air Mix Door

See Figure 2

  1. Disengage the control cable from the lever at the heater/cooling unit end of the cable.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Adjusting the air mix damper control cable

  1. 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.
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  3. 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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Water Control Valve

See Figure 3

  1. Disengage the adjusting clip.
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  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.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Setting the water control valve cable lever

  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.
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Mode Damper Control

See Figure 4

  1. Set the mode damper and the control lever to the VENT position, install the control cable and lock the clamp.
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  3. 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.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting the mode damper control cable

  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.
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Rear Heat Damper

See Figure 5

  1. Set the rear damper and the control lever to the RR HEAT position, the install the control cable and lock the clamp.
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  3. 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.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Setting the rear heat control cable

  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.
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Side Vent Duct

See Figure 6

  1. Set the side vent, duct and the mode control lever to VENT position, then install the control cable and lock the clamp.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Adjusting the side control vent cable

  1. 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.
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  3. 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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