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#16 slartibartfast

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Has anyone done this yet (removed the heater control panel)

The haynes manual is next to useless, it does not tell you how, with any detail, to remove the panel. Mine will not come out even after removing the retaining screws. I also cannot see how to remove the cable with a green collar that seems to be held in by an inernal spring, I can pull the cable away from the back of the panel, but only so far, as something springy is holding it in.

Any help at all with removing this panel would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

I need to check my car, I am sure mine sticks on as well... thinking I might be due a new button too...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

does nobody know how to remove the cable with a green collar from the back of the heater control panel?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

I'll look into it in the morning for you.
Need to read up on it myself as I've a blue light converted control unit to fit at some point.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Hi all,
I have recently brought a 2008 2.0 tdci titanium, but the air con switch stays illuminated all of the time. It will only go off if the fan switch is in the off position. Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers Davemav

If the heater switch is in the screen position the air con will come on when the fan is switched on.It shouldn`t come on at any other time. Hope this helps.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

All haynes will say about removing the control cables is that you need to squeeze the sides of the connector to remove it.
It's shaped lke a beak and i'd assume you squeeze as close to the connecting point as you can.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

All haynes will say about removing the control cables is that you need to squeeze the sides of the connector to remove it.
It's shaped lke a beak and i'd assume you squeeze as close to the connecting point as you can.


Thanks for the reply.

I have a red illuminated control panel from a mk2.5 I want to fit into my mk2

When I tried to remove the green bit before, I did not notice anything I could squeze to remove it, but I was not looking for that, so I may have missed it. I won't be able to take a look for a couple of days, but will check as soon as I can. The haynes manual seems to be correct for the other cable that changes the temperature, and I am fairly confident that I can remove that by squezing the bracket, but I won't try that intill I know I can get the green cable off first.

I will keep you posted after I have had another look.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

just bouncing back to my comment above, my air con seems to come on no matter what position its on, if the blower is above 0 it comes on... no biggie, it can be turned off, but it does happen - weird but no real problem :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

Had another look at my cable with the green collar today, and it seems to be one solid piece of plastic, with nothing you can "pinch/squeeze" to remove it from the air direction control knob, so I am no further ahead in my quest to change my heater control panel from a green illuminated one to a red illuminated one. the fact that there seems to be some type of internal spring holding it on is very confusing.

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