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Re: Climate Control...getting ready for final exit?

At 10:01 AM 11/20/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Cool....consider this a holler....perhaps you could send the instructions
>to the list if they don't already exist...Thanks Much.

>Hi Robert!

>Tell me too!  I just today managed to replace my steering column
>multifunction without ruining anything so I'm feeling adventurous.  I've
>got a can of contact cleaner.  Should I just remove the faceplate and
>squirt away?

>Thanks in advance

>Paul Kuettel

Flaky climate control solution.  Typical - but not necessarily the only -
symptoms of dirty contacts include switches which do not operate or operate
only intermittently, screwy display, you can change temperature one
direction but not the other, etc.

I'm assuming that your climate control system and mine are basically the
same.  Also, as a disclaimer, the last time I was inside my climate control
box was nearly three years ago and what I'm telling you is from my rapidly
failing 60 year old memory.

Remove the faceplate.  It is held on by two spring clips, one on each end.
Using a tool such as an old table knife (no sharp edges to cut leather,
etc.) pry the faceplate toward you.  It will pop right off with no damage
unless you get violent with it.  

Remove the two screws which attach the two spring clips.  

Remove any other obvious screws (I don't recall any but if they are there
they need to come out).  

Slide the entire unit toward you and disconnect all electrical connectors
exposed.  Examine the unit and you should see one multi-pin connector
between the main unit and the display.  Separate this connector and spray
with contact cleaner or go at it with a pencil eraser.  If you use an
eraser, be gentle, don't bend pins.

Remove the top of the unit (4(?) Phillips screws).  This will expose
another multi-pin connector.  Separate the two halves and clean this
connector.  BTW, this connector is probably where your problem is located.
Cleaning the first one is mostly just for insurance and general principles.

Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.

Have fun.  BTW, describing the procedure takes longer than actually doing
it unless you are feeling your way for the first time.

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