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#1 Antithesis

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

Hello,
I'm about to tackle replacing the heater temperature control cable. First snag is that the manual says remove the radio. Do you need special radio removal clips or is there another way?

Thanks for any help.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

4x 4" nails, anything that will fit in the holes and hold the locking tabs in place, on the left of pic is proper removal tool on right is allen key and drill bit, can use knitting needles, stick welding electrodes, needs to be pretty straight, stiff, and about 2-3mm diameter.

to remove, push in till they click on tabs, squeeze the removal kit left two together, and right two together, then both sides outwards and pull the radio outwards of the dash, you might need to wiggle it a bit but they come out, if one side sticks it is the removal kit not engaging the clips properly. :L

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

Hello,
I'm about to tackle replacing the heater temperature control cable. First snag is that the manual says remove the radio. Do you need special radio removal clips or is there another way?

Thanks for any help.


Are you changing the cable because of difficulty switching between hot and cold and the knob just springs back? The cable will just be kinked and can be straightened out rather than replaced, plus the root of the problem is a sticky selector lever in the drivers footwell so a new cable may just kink again.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

Thanks Pete. I found them on ebay for about £1 posted so bought some. I'll follow your instructions.

Thanks Steve, yes the cable springs back and it's always on cold. I've already bought a new cable from Ford now. I read about the lever sticking and already sprayed some WD40 around it but I'm not sure how loose it's meant to be. It takes a bit of force; you couldn't move it easily with one finger for instance. Without comparing with a known good one it's hard to know I suppose.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Aye theres very little you can do about the stiff lever as its the internals that you need to lubricate and that would of course mean stripping the whole heater unit down. The way round it is (once you have fitted your new cable) to just operate the temperature dial very slowly when going to hot, twisting it quickly against the stiff lever is what causes the cable to kink.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

Thanks Steve, I'll see how it goes. Don't fancy taking the whole thing out, sounds like a lot of work.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

I have the dash apart and have removed the old cable, but comparing with the new one, it has a different 'clamp' on the lever end. Pictures (well, scans) will make it easier to explain:

This is the old one:
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This is the new one:
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The old one goes over the cable and clips onto something near the lever (it's hard to see what as my touch bulb went) I suppose I'll have to use some pliers to try and break the new one off, may need a hacksaw. Unless anyone tells me otherwise. There's always a snag isn't there?
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

the new one doesn't clip into somewhere on the unit, close to where the old one did? it might be a revised part, retrofitted to the existing guts?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

Hello Pete, I don't think so because when the temp is on cold the two plastic parts are close to each other similar to the pic of the new one above. The plastic 'clamp' doesn't slide on the cable to move it to a different position it's fixed so can only go where the old one went... if you see what I mean. Really annoying.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

Found a small torch, went and had another look armed with a screwdriver. Managed to pull this out:

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I see what they've done now. Where the old one used two separate bits of plastic that clipped together, the new one is just one molded piece. Too dark now to continue will have to finish it tomorrow. At least I know it's the right cable anyway. Thanks again.
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