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Removing Ventilation control panel for skeleton removal by cvxjet
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Report this Post06-08-2020 06:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am actually test fitting a new replacement skeleton made by a guy herenin CA.....It is well made but there are some adjustments that need to be made- that is what I am testing it for.

I cannot remember how to remove the ventilation control panel....What is the best way so I can swap out the skeletons?
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Report this Post06-08-2020 06:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I'm not sure exactly where you're hung up... but once you're able pull the unit away from the dash, you need to disconnect the cable(s) on the underside. Have you done that?
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I'm not sure exactly where you're hung up... but once you're able pull the unit away from the dash, you need to disconnect the cable(s) on the underside. Have you done that?


There area also two electrical plugs IIRC.

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Report this Post06-08-2020 09:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So they all disconnect from the panel? For some reason I was thinking I had to disconnect the cables at the other end.......(If I had one near by in the junk yard I would go experiment...That is how I usually learn how to disassemble stuff)
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Report this Post06-08-2020 10:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is a clamp holding the outside sheath of the cable to the unit, held in place with a screw... and the actual end of the cable is looped and held in place by a round clip with "tangs" that stick inwards, which lodge themselves into a plastic pin on the unit's mechanism. The round clip needs to be pried off. If you don't mangle it, you can reuse it upon reassembly.

[EDIT] Found a great picture in This thread. It turns out I described it pretty good, as I just removed a non-A/C HVAC control panel a couple of weeks ago.

 
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Report this Post06-09-2020 07:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Patrick, it's called a push-nut.

If damaged, can be purchased at a hardware store.
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Report this Post06-09-2020 11:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't like Nuts- especially PUSHY ones!

Thanks guys- especially Patrick- great pic! (But where do I apply the extra-fine adjustment tool?)
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Report this Post06-09-2020 04:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You don't have the take the cable off to get the panel through the skeleton.
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Report this Post06-09-2020 07:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Will, I actually measured and then tested that idea on a junk skeleton and the new 3D printed one- so I was able to slide it thru.

I was terrified that I would break the nubs off the levers pulling the keeper clips off.......I did disconnect the wiring tho...
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Report this Post06-10-2020 11:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Right, unplug the wiring, but leave the Bowden cable and sheath clamp connected.

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Report this Post06-10-2020 12:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just wanted to add- I ordered my car with no AC, so my vent control has THREE cables on it! Nothing except fan speed is controlled electrically...
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Report this Post06-11-2020 07:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You're the original owner? Wow. Is your car an '88?

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Report this Post06-11-2020 12:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
No...My car is a 1985 SE V6- but over the years I have made some changes; 3.4 long block, Getrag 5 speed, 88 rear suspension plus 88 brakes all around, and some minor body mods (I actually designed and built the custom "B" pillars)

I ordered it from the factory w/ V6, manual trans, 2nd level stereo and lighting option- that is it- took delivery on May 22, 1985.....Paid $11,609.

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Report this Post06-11-2020 01:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was going to offer to buy your ARB front springs if you had a no-A/C 4 cylinder '88

My Formula was ordered almost exactly the way I would have ordered it: V6 (& sport suspension), Getrag, A/C, Cruise control

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I was going to offer to buy your ARB front springs if you had a no-A/C 4 cylinder '88


I know a guy with a Fiero having that configuration, but the springs are on his car, and I don't think he has any other springs on hand.

Dunno what it would take for him to part with them... a set of lowering springs maybe?
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I know a guy with a Fiero having that configuration, but the springs are on his car, and I don't think he has any other springs on hand.

Dunno what it would take for him to part with them... a set of lowering springs maybe?

I'll trade him... I have ARD or ARC. I'd buy a pair of lowering springs (within reason) for him if he sent me ARBs

Also, I'm at this point @$$uming that the no A/C 4 cyl/5 speed cars have ARB fronts....

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Report this Post06-13-2020 10:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pmbrunelleClick Here to Email pmbrunelleSend a Private Message to pmbrunelleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Buddy has an 88 4-cylinder automatic. Sending you an email.
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