Heater Blower replacement

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JimmyGwagon
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Just starting on this job, first obstacle the heater slider control knobs...

cannot find a way to remove

hoping someone can help :)

 

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scouse g
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Re: Heater Blower replacement

Pull fan and light switch knobs off and you will find a nut behind each, remove nut's ..... And keep going........

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Hi, push the sliders to either extreme right or left then lever half the surround out. Once you have one side out push levers the other way to get remaining half out. The plastic ends stay on.Try to use use wooden or plastic lever to prevent damaging surround. Good luck changing the blower motor is a tough job.

Please check some other threads as you may want to change wiper spindles and a few other bits whilst you have the dash out.

 

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Re: Heater Blower replacement

How did you get on with this job? I need to replace my heater motor and not looking forward to it! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 

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Re: Heater Blower replacement

It is a hard job to do,takes easy 8 hours and a box of plasters

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Re: Heater Blower replacement

It is indeed a stinker of a job

I did my previous 460 a few years ago and, as noted, it takes a full steady day to reach the blower motor.

Once there it is a straightforward job.

In addition to the foregoing comments I would recommend disconnecting the battery to prevent any nudging of wires creating unwelcome sparks.

It also helps to remove the steering wheel, both front seats and transmission tunnel before delving further.

There are no viable shortcuts - imho.

Regular hot mugs of tea are also vital to the success of this tedious undertaking.

All the very best of good luck with it all.

Nick.

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Re: Heater Blower replacement

You don't need to remove full dash and steering wheel, just remove center part of dash, there is enough space to remove matrix