How to replace heater matrix on a vauxhall combo 1.7 diesel van?

Vauxhall  van heater matrix replacing

First locate the matrix area.The general rule is if you can see the matrix from the side it will usually come out from the side.
But if its not seen then dash has to be off to remove the matrix.

For Vauxhall Combo the procedure starts here:-----

1) First of all unclip gear stick gator.Its very simple just  will unclip around bottom.
2) Now leave this on the gear stick loose.
3)You will need to use a Pozidriv screwdriver to unscrew the screw under a small flip off cover in front tray of consul.
4)Once these is done then  push it forward until it comes loose them carefully maneuver it with pushing the gator through the hole so it will remove. 
5) Next comes screws removal.There are 5 screws .A 5.5mm socket to undo five small screw bolts on the bottom of the heater matrix surround,(three on right, two on left.).
6) Once the screws are out, it will allow the two covers to be slide out into the passenger footwell(left).
7) except these 5 screws there are  two other screws holding a side cover,take this off too(drivers side).

HALF THE JOB IS DONE ..................

8) Next comes hoses.There are two rubber hoses from heater in bulkhead under the bonnet.
Remove those hoses.
9) Hoses are clipped by  a pair of clips.Use a pair of pipe grips that will remove the clips, make sure you to slide clips well back, even around corners of hose, this will make pulling hoses off easier.

NOTE:---- Battery and radiator reservoir removal is not necessary but for more room easy removal of battery and radiator reservoir makes it easier if you have time.

10) Once the hoses are out the heater should flip down and out .
Remove it carefully,sometimes its bit hard,in that case jiggle it around until both copper pipes are free of holes,this should be done from left hand side,(passenger Side).

Re-installation procedure in reverse.

A genuine vauxhall heater would cost approx $200 .

Its suggested to buy original product instead of aftermarket part.These is said because aftermarket heater is not of exact size ,so the performance will differ then original.

These details will help.


Front Seat Heater Wiring Diagram

1998 Mazda millenia front seat heater Wiring diagram

Seat heater not heating well or no heat at all.

It can be faulty heater controlling power relay or the issue with wiring.

I suggest first go with the wiring diagram and test the wiring for its perfect connection and no loose connection or short in between.

Seat heater Mazda wiring diagram

 Mazda wiring diagram

For SEAT HEATER RELAY location diagram

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Trunk will not close all the way

Lincoln Town Car trunk will not close all the way down,it will just make some clicking noise, but will not go down.

Inspect the bottom hook of the trunk,it should raise up when you hit the keyfob.

And in the same way it should go lower too,when you hit the keyfob.

If there is no movement to the hook,then it seems the issue with motor,which moves the hook up/down.

As per our garage repair experience with other car models,

The most common cause of the problem you are having is a defective Luggage compartment lid solenoid. Before replacing any parts, I do recommend proper testing first.

Go through the details explained below:-----

The Luggage Compartment (TRUNK) Lid Release Is Inoperative/Does Not Operate Correctly

Normal Operation And Working Of Trunk For 2009 Lincoln Town Car

First the power is required to the trunk lid.That comes from a battery.The battery provides power to the fuse.
  • The Battery Junction Box (BJB) fuse 8 (20A) provides voltage for the power lock/unlock system and to the luggage compartment lid latch (on vehicles without power luggage compartment lid release). 
Next the voltage to the Trunk switch.
  • The voltage is supplied to the Driver Door Module (DDM) through circuit 1213 (WH/LB). The luggage compartment lid release switch receives voltage from the Central Junction Box (CJB) through circuit 1524 (DB). When the luggage compartment release switch is pressed, voltage is supplied through the switch to the DDM through circuit 26 (WH/VT).


So how the system works for both case

  • For vehicles not equipped with a power luggage compartment lid, the DDM supplies voltage through circuit 605 (RD) to the luggage compartment release solenoid, releasing the luggage compartment lid. The luggage compartment lid release solenoid is grounded through circuit 57 (BK).

  • For vehicles equipped with a power luggage compartment lid, the DDM sends a ground signal to the Liftgate/Trunk Module (LTM) on circuit 1237 (LG/RD) to open or close the luggage compartment lid.

Other very important details about trunk system working:----

The luggage compartment lid release switch is disabled when the perimeter alarm is armed.
Once the perimeter alarm is disabled, the luggage compartment lid can be released from the release switch.

DTC B1553 (Decklid Release Circuit Short To Battery) — a continuous and on-demand DTC that sets when the DDM detects a short to voltage on the luggage compartment lid release switch input circuit 26 (WH/VT).

The DTC is also set if the luggage compartment lid release switch is pressed for longer than 2 minutes.

DTC B2718 (Liftgate/Decklid Ajar Output Short to Battery) — a continuous and on-demand DTC that sets when the DDM detects a short to voltage on the luggage compartment lid release output circuit 605 (RD).

DTC B2703 (Open/Close Switch Stuck Active) — a continuous and on-demand DTC that sets when the LTM detects a short to ground on the open/close input signal circuit 1237 (LG/RD).

So to confirm the issue with Luggage compartment lit not operating properly,its suggested to inspect and test these components.

Wiring, terminals or connectors
Luggage compartment lid release solenoid (part of the luggage compartment lid latch)
Luggage compartment lid release switch


See the DDM to trunk lid switch location diagram:----

door module switch

Luggage compartment wiring shown in the next diagram

Lincoln trunk

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How to replace Fuse Box on Ford

Ford F150 Fuse box panel replacing procedure

Fuse box going faulty is very rare,but on some cases its fuse box that causes the problem.

Sometimes the fuses in the fuse box gets shorted or drains the battery or gets no power even though the wires are intact and fuse are good.

So its advisable to replace fuse box

The weakest point in the system is the fuse box , due to how Ford makes them --the part is $220 and you can pick it up from any dealer ---

Now the fuse box replacing details:---

To replace it you have to remove the lower panel under the steering column
ford fuse box
then on the back of the fuse panel there is two big connectors held in place by 10 mm bolts in the center of them --take them off
fuse panel removal
then remove the four bolts on the front of the fuse box that hold the fuse box to the dash , then slide the fuse box down and unplug the three connectors on the side of it
replacement fuse box ford
ford fuse panel
then the fuse box is out ---on the back of the fuse box is the GEM it is held in by one screw -remove the screw and pop it off and put it on the new fuse box , then install the new fuse box
ford fuse

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Fuel Injector Replacing Jeep Grand Cherokee

How to Replace/ Change Fuel Injectors

Step by step procedure to replace Fuel Injectors on Jeep Grand Cherokee

This procedure will work on Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999 to 2005

Fuel Injectors

Relieve fuel system pressure.
Remove or disconnect the following: 

  • Negative battery cable
  • Air intake tube
  • Fuel injector connectors
  • Fuel line
  • Accelerator cable
  • Cruise control cable, if equipped
  • Transmission cable, if equipped
  • Cable routing bracket
  • Fuel supply manifold with injectors attached
  • Fuel injectors

See below Fuel injector Image for Jeep Cherokee:----
Cherokee Fuel injector

To install:

Install or connect the following: 

  • Fuel injectors, using new O-rings
  • Fuel supply manifold with injectors. Tighten the bolts to 75-125 inch lbs. (8-14 Nm).
  • Cable routing bracket
  • Transmission cable, if equipped
  • Cruise control cable, if equipped
  • Accelerator cable
  • Fuel line
  • Fuel injector connectors
  • Air intake tube
  • Negative battery cable

Start the engine and check for leaks.

These details will help.

I recommend you to go through procedure of How to relieve fuel pressure.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Rail Replacing

How to replace Fuel Rail

The procedure to help get
Fuel Rail (Supply Manifold) & Injectors

Replaced on  Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999 to 2005

The procedure is absolutely same for all these year car models:-----

  • The fuel system is under constant fuel pressure even with engine off. This pressure must be released before servicing fuel rail.

  • The fuel damper is not serviced separately.
See below Fuel rail Image 

jeep fuel rail

The removal/replacing procedure starts here:-----

  1. Remove fuel tank filler tube cap.
  2. Perform Fuel System Pressure Release Procedure.
  3. Disconnect negative battery cable from battery.
  4. Remove air tube at top of throttle body. 
  5. NOTE
  6. Some engine/vehicles may require removal of air cleaner ducts at throttle body.

  7. Disconnect electrical connectors at all 6 fuel injectors. Push red colored slider away from injector. While pushing slider, depress tab and remove connector from injector. The factory fuel injection wiring harness is numerically tagged (INJ 1, INJ 2, etc.) for injector position identification. If harness is not tagged, note wiring location before removal.
  8. Disconnect fuel supply line latch clip and fuel line at fuel rail.
  9. Disconnect throttle cable at throttle body.
  10. Disconnect speed control cable at throttle body (if equipped).
  11. Disconnect automatic transmission cable at throttle body (if equipped).
  12. Remove cable routing bracket at intake manifold.
  13. If equipped, remove wiring harnesses at injection rail studs by removing nuts.
  14. Clean dirt/debris from each fuel injector at intake manifold.
  15. Remove fuel rail mounting nuts/bolts.
  16. Remove fuel rail by gently rocking until all the fuel injectors are out of intake manifold.

To install:

  1. Clean each injector bore at intake manifold.
  2. Apply a small amount of clean engine oil to each injector O-ring. This will aid in installation.
  3. Position tips of all fuel injectors into the corresponding injector bore in intake manifold. Seat injectors into manifold.
  4. Install and tighten fuel rail mounting bolts to 100 +/- 25 inch lbs. (11 +/- 3 Nm).
  5. If equipped, connect wiring harnesses to injection rail studs.
  6. Connect electrical connectors at all fuel injectors. Push connector onto injector and then push and lock red colored slider. Verify connector is locked to injector by lightly tugging on connector.
  7. Connect fuel line and fuel line latch clip to fuel rail.
  8. Install protective cap to pressure test port fitting (if equipped).
  9. Install cable routing bracket to intake manifold.
  10. Connect throttle cable at throttle body.
  11. Connect speed control cable at throttle body (if equipped).
  12. Connect automatic transmission cable at throttle body (if equipped).
  13. Install air tube (or duct) at top of throttle body.
  14. Install fuel tank cap.
  15. Connect negative battery cable to battery.
  16. Start engine and check for fuel leaks.

These details will help.

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Jeep Cherokee Fuel pressure Relieving procedure

Before replacing or disconnecting fuel system assembly parts its advisable to first relieve fuel pressure.

  • Use following procedure if the fuel injector rail is, or is not equipped with a fuel pressure test port.
The procedure starts here:-----

  1. Remove fuel fill cap.
  2. Remove fuel pump relay from Power Distribution Center (PDC). For location of relay, refer to label on underside of PDC cover.
  3. Start and run engine until it stalls.
  4. Attempt restarting engine until it will no longer run.
  5. Turn ignition key to OFF position. 

See below fuel pump details and image :----

fuel tank and fuel pump module

Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be performed to relieve high pressure fuel from within fuel rail. Do not attempt to use following steps to relieve this pressure as excessive fuel will be forced into a cylinder chamber.

  1. Unplug connector from any fuel injector.
  2. Attach one end of a jumper wire with alligator clips (18 gauge or smaller) to either injector terminal.
  3. Connect other end of jumper wire to positive side of battery.
  4. Connect one end of a second jumper wire to remaining injector terminal. 
Powering an injector for more than a few seconds will permanently damage the injector.

  1. Momentarily touch other end of jumper wire to negative terminal of battery for no more than a few seconds.
  2. Place a rag or towel below fuel line quick-connect fitting at fuel rail.
  3. Disconnect quick-connect fitting at fuel rail.
  4. Return fuel pump relay to PDC.
  5. One or more Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) may have been stored in PCM memory due to fuel pump relay removal. The DRB scan tool must be used to erase a DTC.

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How to change Alternator on Peugeot

Peugeot 1.4 Alternator replacing and Alternator belt removal procedure:

For alternator belt,its not easy task.You need a special tool to tension the belt and release the belt tension.

On some alternator there is manual adjuster and on some there is auto belt adjusting tenstioner.
Some alternators have an adjuster on the bracket - on the bottom that you have to adjust - its like a small bushing to enable you to get the alternator on correctly.

The alternator belt  can be tensioned in 2 ways,
First it has belt tensioner which you have to use a 15mm spanner to release the tension, or some engines use what is called a stretch belt, by this i mean there will be no tensioner on that engine models.
Now to perform these task  there is a special tool to remove and install the belt,which i have mentioned earlier.
It is very hard to adjust accurate belt tension without this tool, it can be done by putting the belt on and turning the engine over using the crankshaft pulley bolt.But that is not very easy.The crankshaft timing setting can get misaligned by these way,if you are not that professional and experienced.

In case of mounting the alternator,

It depends on what type of tensioner you have, ie, manual or auto.
So suppose if its a manual - you simply tighten the tensioner until the belt is tight .

And now in case of auto belt adjuster, its a case of using a spanner on the center nut of the tensioner- apply pressure (hard ) so that the tensioner moves away from the belt - be careful so as not to let go as its under a lot of pressure - and fit the belt... then slowly allow the belt tensioner to come back onto the belt to tension it correctly.

These will fit the belt.

Alternator drive belt routing/fitting diagram


The tensioner is marked with T in the diagram shown below:----

drive belt routing

To remove the alternator the procedure is as follows:-----

-First disconnect battery cable (make sure you have the radio code, if radio is fitted with antitheft).

Remove :

  • The RH front road wheel
  • The mud shield
  • Then the tensionner's release bolt
  • Then slacken the tensionner,then remove the belt
  • After that unclamp the coolant expansion tank and move aside
  • Without forget remove the alternator's electrical connectors
  • Once the connectors are out,remove the alternator's rear mountings
  • Now these will let you lift the remove the alternator out.
  • Refit in reverse order.For installing new alternator.
Once the mounts are removed, the alternator can be removed towards the wheel, through the mudshield location.

These details will help.

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2004 Highlander cigarette lighter fuse

Location of cigarette lighter fuse on Toyota Highlander

For toyota  Highlander there are  two fuse boxes one under dash and other is underhood in the engine compartment.

the cig lighter fuse is located in dash fuse panel.
Fuse box is exactly behind the pocket door.There is a small Door on the left side that Pulls open on the driver sided about knee level.
Open the Door and Pull the pocket door up and you will have access to the fuses behind it.

The cig lighter fuse is  15 amp fuse # number 23 or the 15 amp fuse on the left sided 2nd down .
If your vehicle have two cig lighter units,like most highlanders have then Be sure the check the other 15amp fuse which is below that. That is for the Other cigarette type plug on the passenger side.
If the fuses are not blown,then check voltage at fuse slot with vehicle ON.You should get 12 volt there.These confirms that fuse or fuse slot is not the issue for cig lighter problem and cig lighter wiring from fuse slot to lighter is actual issue or its faulty cigarette lighter itself.

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Ford F150 vehicle console removal

There is a screw that needs to be removed in the front and with the second compartment open(where garage door opener would go) to the left and right there are tabs with locking clips that hold the rear.
You can use a screw driver, pry and pop the tabs free. They can break so be careful.

See the overhead console removal diagram image shown below:---

overhead console removal

One more thing,the screws are hidden under the console and not seen easily.
You have to pull  the console down.

the console only have the LED (temp, etc), sunroof control and reading lights. No screws visible externally.

View the exploded view image on sunroof console removal

overhead console ford

The rear tabs are hidden inside to access the tabs,the procedure is Pull the overhead console straight down at the windshield and slide the overhead console towards the front of the vehicle to dislocate the rear retaining tabs.

See the diagram shown below:----

sunroof removal

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Engine compartment parts diagram for Lincoln

Underhood there are components like motors,sensors,switch connections,sensors,valve,turn signal lamp and headlight lamp/assembly.

The under hood component diagram is as follows:------

underhood components

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How to replace Light control module

Lincoln Towncar Light Control Module replacing procedure

Light control module also known as LCM.

LCM is located under dash behind the Left Hand side of Instrument cluster panel.

First view the Instrument panel components location diagram

IP dash components

LCM REMOVAL Procedure is as follows:-------

CAUTION: Prior to removal of module, it is necessary to upload module configuration information to New Generation STAR (NGS) Tester. This information needs to be downloaded into the new module once installed.
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.

light control module

Remove the LH instrument panel lower insulator.
1 Remove the pin-type retainers.
2 Disconnect the courtesy lamp.
3 Remove the LH instrument panel insulator.

instrument panel module

Position the LCM aside.
1 Remove the locking tab.
2 Release the locking tab.
3 Position the LCM aside.

LCM under dash

1) Disconnect the electrical connectors.Please remove the connectors slowly,dont just pull LCM out,without disconnecting the connectors.

2) Remove the LCM.

LCM INSTALLATION Procedure is as follows:----

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

CAUTION: Once the new module is installed, it is necessary to download the module configuration information from New Generation STAR (NGS) Tester into the new module.

NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns it adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be drive 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.That is normal procedure.

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