Vue 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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Air Temperature Door



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) compartment:
    1. Open the compartment door.
    2.  
    3. Remove the compartment door pivot pins.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the compartment door stops and remove the stops.
    6.  
    7. Remove the I/P compartment.

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      Fig. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) compartment

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  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the air temperature actuator.
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  7. Remove the air temperature actuator screws from the HVAC module.
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  9. Remove the air temperature actuator from the HVAC module.

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    Fig. Remove the air temperature actuator from the HVAC module

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To install:

  1. Align the air temperature actuator with the door shaft and rotate into position.
  2.  
  3. Install the air temperature actuator screws to the HVAC module. Tighten the screws to 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the electrical connector to the air temperature actuator.
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  7. Install the I/P compartment:
    1. Position the I/P compartment.
    2.  
    3. Install the pivot pins.
    4.  
    5. Install the door stops.
      NOTE
      Any time a 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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  9. Calibrate the mode actuators by simultaneously pushing the A/C and RECIRC buttons on the HVAC control module 3 times each, within 2 seconds of initial push.
    1. The A/C and RECIRC button LED's will flash while this calibration is taking place.
    2.  
    3. The calibration will take anywhere between 10 to 30 seconds depending on battery voltage.
    4.  
    5. The LEDs will quit flashing when the calibration is complete.
    6.  

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  11. Cycle the ignition and verify proper operation.
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Defroster Valve Actuator



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left side insulator/closeout panel.
    NOTE
    The Vehicle Communication Interface Module (VCIM) has a specific set of unique numbers that tie the module to each vehicle. These numbers, the 10-digit station identification and the 11-digit electronic serial number, are used by the National Cellular Network and OnStar® to identify the specific vehicle. Because these numbers are tied to the vehicle identification number of the vehicle, you must never exchange these parts with those of another vehicle.

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  5. Remove the communication interface module, if equipped:
    1. Remove the fastener located on the bottom of the OnStar® bracket.
    2.  
    3. Tilt the module inboard to the center of the vehicle and pull down the Vehicle Communication Interface Module (VCIM).
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the electrical connectors, the GPS antenna, and the cellular coax cable.

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      Fig. Remove the Vehicle Communication Interface Module (VCIM)

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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the defroster actuator.
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  9. Remove the defroster actuator screws from the HVAC module.
  10.  
  11. Remove the defroster actuator from the HVAC module.

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    Fig. Remove the defroster actuator from the HVAC module

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To install:

  1. Align the defroster actuator with the defroster door shaft and rotate into position.
  2.  
  3. Install the defroster actuator screws to the HVAC module. Tighten the screws to 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the electrical connector to the defroster actuator.
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  7. Install the communication interface module, if equipped:
    1. If replacing the VCIM, record the 10-digit STID number, and the 11-digit ESN number from the labels on the new module.
    2.  
    3. Connect the electrical connectors, the GPS antenna, and the cellular coax cable.
    4.  
    5. Tilt the VCIM inboard and install the CIM.
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    7. Install the VCIM fastener. Tighten the fastener to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
      NOTE
      After replacing the vehicle communication interface module, you must reconfigure the OnStar® system. Pressing and holding the white dot button on the keypad will NOT reset this version of the OnStar® system. This action will cause a DTC to set.

    8.  
    9. Reconfigure the OnStar® system.
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  9. Install the left side insulator/closeout panel.
    NOTE
    Any time a mode actuator or the HVAC control module is replaced, the HVAC control module must be calibrated to ensure proper air distribution.

  10.  
  11. Calibrate the mode actuators by simultaneously pushing the A/C and RECIRC buttons on the HVAC control module 3 times each, within 2 seconds of initial push.
    1. The A/C and RECIRC button LED's will flash while this calibration is taking place.
    2.  
    3. The calibration will take anywhere between 10-30 seconds depending on battery voltage.
    4.  
    5. The LED's will quit flashing when the calibration is complete.
    6.  

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  13. Cycle the ignition and verify proper operation.
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Recirculation Actuator



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right side insulator/closeout panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the recirculation actuator.
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  7. Remove the recirculation actuator screws from the HVAC module.
  8.  
  9. Remove the recirculation actuator from the HVAC module.

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    Fig. Remove the recirculation actuator from the HVAC module

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To install:

  1. Align the recirculation actuator with the door shaft and rotate into position.
  2.  
  3. Install the recirculation actuator screws to the HVAC module. Tighten the screws to 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the electrical connector to the recirculation actuator.
  6.  
  7. Cycle the ignition and verify proper operation.
  8.  
  9. Install the right side insulator/closeout panel.
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