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AIR DIST UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
3. Discharge the refrigerant from the system. (See REFRIGERANT RECOVERY.) (See REFRIGERANT CHARGING.)
4. Drain the engine coolant. (See ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
5. Disconnect from A/C unit in the order in the table.

CAUTION:



1

Cooler pipe No.3 (LO)

(See REFRIGERANT LINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2

Cooler pipe No.2 (HI)

(See REFRIGERANT LINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3

Heater hose


6. Remove the following parts:
a. Console (See CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Glove compartment (See GLOVE COMPARTMENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Side wall (See SIDE WALL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
d. Console panel (See CONSOLE PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
e. Center panel unit (See CENTER PANEL UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
f. Lower panel (See LOWER PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
g. Knee bolster
h. Column cover (See COLUMN COVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
i. Driver-side air bag module (See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
j. Steering wheel (See STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
k. Combination switch (See COMBINATION SWITCH REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
l. Steering shaft (See STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
m. Meter hood (See METER HOOD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
n. Instrument cluster (See INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
o. Side panel (See SIDE PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
p. Hood release lever (See HOOD LATCH AND RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [ADVANCED KEYLESS SYSTEM].)
q. Female bracket (See CONVERTIBLE TOP DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY.)
r. A-pillar trim (See A-PILLAR TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
s. Scuff plate (See SCUFF PLATE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
t. Front side trim (See FRONT SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
u. Fuse box No.1
v. Dashboard (See DASHBOARD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
7. Remove the air dist unit and A/C unit.

8. Disassemble the air dist unit as shown in the figure.

9. Install in the reverse order of removal.
10. Perform the refrigerant system performance test. (See REFRIGERANT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE TEST.)


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