Vue 2002-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Set the park brake.
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  5. Move the shifter to the neutral position.
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  7. Starting at the most forward end, pull up to remove the bezel.
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  9. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  11. Remove the shift lever bezel.
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  13. Remove the screws from the Instrument Panel (I/P) storage compartment.
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  15. Remove the storage compartment from the I/P.
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  17. Starting at the bottom, pull to disengage the trim bezel clips and remove the center trim bezel.
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  19. Disconnect the temperature cable from the HVAC control module.
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  21. Disconnect the blower switch from the HVAC control module.
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  23. Disconnect the electrical connector from the HVAC control module.
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  25. Disconnect the remaining electrical connectors from the center trim bezel.
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  27. Remove the HVAC control module screws from the center trim bezel.
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  29. Remove the HVAC control module from the center trim bezel.
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To install:

  1. Install the HVAC control module to the center trim bezel.
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  3. Install the HVAC control module screws to the center trim bezel and tighten the screws to 22 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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  5. Install the HVAC control module to the center trim bezel.
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  7. Install the HVAC control module screws to the center trim bezel and tighten the screws to 22 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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  9. Center the temperature cable knob by inserting the assembly alignment tab into the centering slot of the temperature knob shaft.
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  11. Center the HVAC module temperature door by aligning the cable lug of the temperature control cable with the center point of the detent spring. Detent spring force should hold the temperature door in the desired position.
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  13. Connect the temperature cable to the HVAC control module.
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  15. Connect the blower switch to the HVAC control module.
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  17. Connect the electrical connector to the HVAC control module.
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  19. Connect the remaining electrical connectors to the center trim bezel.
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  21. Install the center trim bezel to the I/P.
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  23. Install the I/P storage compartment.
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  25. Install the console shift lever bezel.
    NOTE
    Any time an HVAC module mode actuator or the HVAC control module is replaced, the HVAC control module must be calibrated to ensure proper air distribution.

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  27. Calibrate the mode door by simultaneously pushing the A/C and RECIRC buttons on the HVAC control module three times each, within 2 seconds of initial push.
    1. The A/C and RECIRC button LEDs will flash while this calibration is taking place.
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    3. The calibration will take anywhere between 10-30 seconds depending on battery voltage.
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    5. The LED's will quit flashing when the calibration is complete.
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    7. Cycle the ignition and verify proper operation.
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