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How to disassemble dash to remove control module on 2000 Chevrolet Tracker?

CONTROL PANEL:----

Removal & Installation


Note the routing position of the cable in order to ensure easy installation.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the mode control cable at the heater case.
  3. Disconnect the defroster switch, if equipped.
  4. Remove the 2 screws and the defroster switch as necessary.
  5. Remove the temperature control cable at the heater case.
  6. Open the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment.
  7. Push in the left and right side of the IP compartment and lower the IP compartment.
  8. Remove the fresh/recirc control cable at the blower case.
  9. Disconnect the A/C switch connector, if equipped.
  10. Remove the IP cluster trim bezel.
  11. Pull the knobs from the levers.
  12. Gently pry the heater control fascia from the control assembly.
  13. Twist and remove the bulb socket.
  14. Remove the 3 screws.
  15. Tilt the heater control unit to one side and pull through the IP.
  16. Disconnect the blower switch electrical connector.
  17. Remove the heater control unit from the IP with the cables attached.
  18. Remove the blower switch from the heater control unit, as necessary.
  19. Remove the A/C switch from the heater control unit, as necessary.
  20. Disconnect each control cable from the heater control unit:
    1. Gently pry the temperature control cable sheath from the heater control unit. Unhook the cable from the lever arm.
    2. Gently pry the mode control cable sheath from the heater control unit. Unhook the cable from the lever arm.
    3. Gently pry the fresh/recirc control cable from the heater control unit. Unhook the cable from the lever arm.

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      Fig. Remove the knobs from the levers on the control panel.



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      Fig. Gently pry the heater control fascia from the control assembly.



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      Fig. Removal of the control panel from the instrument panel.



To install:

  1. Connect each control cable to the heater control unit by performing the following:
    1. Hook the end of the cable into the hole in the lever arm.
    2. Slide the sheath back on the cable.
    3. Line up the sheath with the sheath retainer.
    4. Slide the sheath into its retainer until it snaps into place.

  2. Install the A/C switch to the heater control unit, as necessary.
  3. Install the blower switch to the heater control unit, as necessary.
  4. Position the cables and tilt the heater control unit to one side and install to the IP.
  5. Connect the blower switch electrical connector.
  6. Install the bulb socket.
  7. Install the heater control fascia to the control assembly.
  8. Install the 3 screws.
  9. Install the knobs to the levers.
  10. Install the IP cluster trim bezel.
  11. Connect the A/C switch connector, if equipped.
  12. Install the fresh/recirc control cable onto the pin of the fresh/recirc door and install the cable to the clip at the heater case.
  13. Close the IP compartment.
  14. Install the temperature control cable at the heater case.
  15. Install the mode control cable at the heater case.
  16. Connect the defroster switch, if equipped.
  17. Install the defroster switch, if removed. Secure with the 2 screws.
  18. Adjust the control cables as necessary.

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CONTROL CABLES:----

Mode Control Cable



  1. Disconnect the mode control cable from the clip and the door at the heater case.
  2. Set the mode lever to the VENT position.
  3. At the heater case, hold the door lever fully toward the rear end of the vehicle the cable to the clip.
  4. Inspect the mode lever for smooth operation.
  5. Ensure that the mode lever stops at the correct positions.

Temperature Control Cable



  1. Disconnect the temperature control cable from the clip and from the door at the heater case.
  2. Set the temperature lever to the coldest position.
  3. At the heater case, hold the door lever fully towards the rear end of the vehicle and install the cable to the clip.
  4. Inspect the temperature lever for smooth operation.
  5. Ensure that the temperature lever stops at the correct positions.

Vent Control Cable



  1. Disconnect the fresh/recirculate control cable from the clip and the door at the blower case.
  2. Set the fresh/recirculate lever to the RECIRC position.
  3. At the blower case, hold the door fully downward and install the cable to the clip.
  4. Inspect the fresh/recirc lever for smooth operation.
  5. Ensure that the fresh/recirc lever stops at the correct positions.

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