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Removal and Installation of Climate Controls
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Removal and Installation of Climate Controls

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$100 to $750

Talent:

*

Tools:

Flathead screwdriver, 10mm wrench, trim removal tools

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R107 (1973-80)

Parts Required:

Climate control module

Hot Tip:

Disconnect battery

Performance Gain:

A cooler or warmer ride

Complementary Modification:

Replace the climate control light

Over time it may become necessary to replace the climate control module. Signs of a faulty climate control module include an inability of the heater or A/C to work or simply maintain a constant temperature. Or you may have the setting set to cold and instead heat is coming out.  In order to remove the climate control module, the front cover must be removed.

Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses and work gloves. If you have to jack up your car, make sure to use jack stands and chock your wheels as well as applying the parking brake. Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always disconnect the battery before working on your car.

Using a flathead screwdriver, gently pry off the climate control cover.
Figure 1

Using a flathead screwdriver, gently pry off the climate control cover.

Using a 10mm wrench, loosen the two nuts located on either side of the climate control panel.
Figure 2

Using a 10mm wrench, loosen the two nuts located on either side of the climate control panel.

After the nuts are removed, the control panel can be lifted out.
Figure 3

After the nuts are removed, the control panel can be lifted out.

Once out, there will be leads that will have to be unclipped from the control panel.
Figure 4

Once out, there will be leads that will have to be unclipped from the control panel.

Be careful not to bend the copper leads.
Figure 5

Be careful not to bend the copper leads.

The power connection can be separated.
Figure 6

The power connection can be separated.

Separate the power lead.
Figure 7

Separate the power lead.

The climate control module is now free to be replaced or repaired.
Figure 8

The climate control module is now free to be replaced or repaired. Assembly is the reversal of removal.




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