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Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 20:15:24 GMT
From: "Al" <>
Subject: Re: Climate control on 96 9000 2.3 LPT CSE

"Pidgeonpost" <> wrote in message news:d2k0ip$hdd$ > > "th" <> wrote in message > news:l7Z2e.133737$ >> Per Laursen wrote: >>> "Pidgeonpost" <> wrote in message >>> news:d2hesk$t2n$ >>> >>>> far as my car is concerned, I've checked the dashboard fan >>>>daily >>>>for several days now, and more often than not the fan does not run when >>>>I >>>>start the car in the mornings. I don't know the cause - could be fluff, >>>>motor dying - who knows. I've determined this by GENTLY inserting a fine >>>>tube from an aerosol can into the fan grill. No rattle from the fan >>>>blades >>> >>> = >>> >>>>fan not running. By gently moving the tube around I am able to coax the >>> >>> fan >>> >>>>into life. Once started, it seems to run for the whole journey, and the >>>>problem I originally reported doesn't happen. This is hardly a long-term >>>>solution though! >>>>I had hoped to change the fan myself, but on this model year you have to >>>>remove the passenger airbag (apparently), before you can remove the ACC >>>>panel, and then the fan. On models with no passenger airbag I believe it >>> >>> was >>> >>>>easier. >>>>For what it's worth folks... >>>> >>> >>> >>> Interesting - I'll try that. >>> I remember removing the dash fan (sitting just below the two seat-heater >>> controls) once - no big deal, but I'll have to (re-)experiment to >>> document >>> exactly how... I'll try to find time during the weekend. >>> >> >> The dash fan is a bit different from the other dash mounted switches and >> controls as it has a round shape behind the panel, with a diameter that >> exceeds the size of the rectangular hole in the panel. Thus it cannot be >> pulled out of the panel. I have removed it once and then I first removed >> the ACC electronics box (just pull it out, maybe with some screwdriver >> help on the top and bottom) and then through the new large hole you can >> access the fan which is just located to the left of the ACC box. >> >> -- >> th > > ...sounds well worth a try to remove the ACC panel without removing air > bag etc. Must admit I'm a bit nervous about playing with that! I wondered > why you couldn't get the fan out through the front - now I know...thanks! Don't be wary of the ACC box, its a piece of cake to remove. I found the best way was to remove the radio in the usual way, i.e. two pronged radio removal tools, or four drill bits pushed into holes. Then reach through hole left by radio and push ACC out from back, it's about as deep as a radio unit. If you disconnect the long thin multiplug from the rear, you will need to re-calibrate the system, just press AUTO and the <> button together when all is reconnected. Al

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