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Old 09-22-2011, 03:55 PM
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I have it loose except for the cardboard it slips over. Do I need to loosen the unit on the firewall in the engine compartment? Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:37 PM
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I'm no expert on A/C cars but I am installing it in my originally non A/C car. Here's what I know.

There are 5 basic pieces. The outer chrome cover, the inner vent assembly and a 2 piece cardboard duct that runs to the outside evaporator box.

To install mine I had to remove the radio and panel from under the radio. There are 4 screws that hold the first cardboard duct piece to the vent assembly behind the outer chrome plate. Once these 4 screws were removed and the cardboard duct separated from the metal vent assembly I could remove those 2 pieces from the dash by lowering them out of the hole where the panel below the radio was. (or install them in my case - although I have had them in and out 5 or 6 times).

As far as I know the second cardboard duct is attached to the firewall on the outside and can only be removed from the outside after you remove the evaporator box from the firewall. I had to make mine and my car did not have one so not sure how this duct originally attached to the firewall - whether it was just glued to the firewall or had screws.

Be super careful with the cardboard duct's - rare as hens teeth and cost their weight in gold.

It's hard to tell in this picture but this is looking up from the bottom below the radio panel opening and shows where the 2 cardboard ducts join (no screws here - just pushed together at the felt joint). Top of the pic is toward the interior vent where the 4 screws are and then in the other direction you can barely see part of the firewall in the background. I have also covered my ducts in Dynamat.


This is the duct behind the evaporator box on the firewall that goes thorugh and attaches to the duct connected to the vent assembly. Mine is all covered with Dynamat so looks silver not like the black cardboard.



Hope that helps,
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:26 AM
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Thanks DKheld. The screws were under tape. I got it out and the newly chromed one in. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:41 PM
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Don't feel like I did much but glad to hear you got the project completed - that's the best part!

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