Astro heater/AC control switches

Astro heater/AC control switches

Postby dswaff2478 [OP] » July 23rd 2013, 3:07am

I've been told there is a way to remove those heater /AC control switches without removing the dog house and radio, could someone please tell me how it's done?? Thanks DonS
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Re: Astro heater/AC control switches

Postby thegreenmachine » July 23rd 2013, 3:42am

don't think you have to pull the doghouse.

should be able to remove the bezel and unclip the stereo, and undo the screws holding the heater controls.

takes like, 2 mins I could take pictures if you like.
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Re: Astro heater/AC control switches

Postby 2002_4L60E » August 11th 2013, 3:01am

Could you show this quick n easy way to detach the heater / AC control switches?
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Re: Astro heater/AC control switches

Postby Drummernaut » August 11th 2013, 3:33am

Check here to start:

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But in your case continue to pull the rest of the bezel off.
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Removing HVAC electric switches from bezel

Postby 2002_4L60E » August 11th 2013, 7:52pm

First, the bezel does start snapping off with that prong above the ash tray. Unfortunately, the rest of the bezel seems to want the driver's side lower panel to be removed. Didya know the glovebox / console is held at the bottom with two nuts? I do now...

Here is the smart way to disconnect the electrical plug from the back of the HVAC electrical switches WITHOUT dropping the inner slide contact....
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Note that the catch is on the inner side of the switch, making it a little harder to remove the plug than it should be. Inserting a standard screwdriver in from the cutout for the radio will allow you to depress the catch....
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Re: Astro heater/AC control switches

Postby syedshah20 » October 18th 2014, 5:32am

I live in Spain and my air conditioning compressor needs replacing. The garage says that they cannot get a new one for love or money, and to recondition mine will cost 450 €. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Re: Astro heater/AC control switches

Postby Lumpy » October 18th 2014, 7:32am

syedshah20 wrote:I live in Spain and my air conditioning compressor needs replacing. The garage says that they cannot get a new one for love or money, and to recondition mine will cost 450 €. Any thoughts or suggestions?


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