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Old 02-27-2019, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! I’m new to this forum and to mechanic work. I have a 1998 Chevy Tracker with a bad blower switch. I have removed all of the cables from the heater control unit/case, but I can’t figure out how to remove cables from old switch. I don’t want to break anything. Do I use a screwdriver to pry them out? I don’t see any tabs or anything to help with the process. I have included a picture of the cable.
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You'll have to get something thin & strong to insert between the "claws", of the retainer clip, and the plastic HVAC control housing, on both sides, while levering the cable away from the housing. A 2nd hand is helpful. See the clip in the photo.



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So I know that you stated a small thin strong tool. Any suggestions of what that would be? I have small thin screwdrivers.
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And do I wedge the tool between the wire and plastic blower from underneath and pry?
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Wait, stop!! Is the trouble you are having with the blower fan switch, or the vent selector?? If it is the fan switch, you don't need to remove the selector cables... unless you absolutely have to get the whole unit out. The switch itself is integrated, using a clamshell type 'cap' on top of the whole switch/selector unit. The switch components can be accessed with the cables still attached. Be aware, there are small springs & a ball bearing under the 'cap' so if you need to open it up, do so carefully, so you don't lose those parts. I've repaired the switch with the whole unit in place... It's a tight area, but there is enough room to access the switch.
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The whole switch is bad unfortunately. I have the replacement part but can't get the old unit out.
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Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way. Do I need to remove blower unit and cables all together? I was trying to disconnect the cables at unit and leave them in the dash.
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If you are dealing with the actual switch, rather than the levers, you donít have to remove cables. Read this:
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I was aware of this fix, but I want to replace the switch and then zip tie it for the future before I reassemble the bezel. My blower switch is broken in this exact area but is beyond this fix. I really just need to know how to get the hvac cables to release from switch.
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