tC 2007

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  5. Drain the cooling system.
  7. Place front wheel facing straight ahead.
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Wait 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable to allow the airbag to discharge.

    If equipped with side curtain airbags, cover the airbag with a protective cover as soon as the trim pieces are removed.

    Negative battery cable

    Heater hoses
    A/C hoses
    Instrument gauge cluster hood panel
    Instrument gauge cluster
    Shift lever knob, if equipped with manual transmission
    Upper front floor console panel
    Heater control assembly
    Heater control assembly
    Center cluster module knob
    Lower heater control base
    Air conditioner amplifier assembly
    Radio support brackets
    Glove compartment door
    Glove compartment door stopper
    A-pillar trim

    Passenger airbag connector
    Instrument panel assembly with passenger airbag attached.

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    Fig. Remove the instrument panel assembly-tC Models

    Steering wheel assembly
    Steering column cover
    Headlight dimmer switch
    Windshield wiper switch assembly
    Floor console top panel
    Floor console
    Front door scuff plates
    Cowl side trim panels
    Center heater to register duct
    Lower instrument panel assembly

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    Fig. Remove the lower instrument panel assembly-tC Models


    Center heater to register duct
    Lower defroster nozzle assembly
    Instrument panel-to-cowl brace assembly
    Blower assembly
    Air conditioning unit assembly

  11. Remove the following from the air conditioning unit:

    Drain hose
    Air duct
    Air outlet control motor
    Air-mix control motor
    Heater piping cover
    Heater core

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    Fig. Remove the heater core from the air condition unit-tC models


  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  15. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
  17. Start the engine and check for leaks.