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    Replacing heather matrix, what else can I replace?

    As subject says, I am going to take the dash out and replace the heater matrix. Is there anything else, I can change and do whiles I have the dash out.

    Any advise, tips and hints for the task in hand?

    Thanks in advance.

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    There's plenty of foam gaskets used to seal the various ducts together, etc which have long since gone dry or have perished. It's worth having a good look if you can get your hands on a copy of ETKA and check out the various diagrams to see if you can find / order some of them.

    The other thing to bear in mind is, if your heater matrix has already blown, then the foam used on the flaps within the airbox may have turned to dust. If you do a search you should find other folks who've gone through this, and the material they used to replace it.

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    Saw the bottom off the glove box you will understand when you try and remove it from the dash.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_vr6 View Post
    Saw the bottom off the glove box you will understand when you try and remove it from the dash.

    Amen to that.
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    ohhh, sounds like a b*tch of a job, you saw it off and get a replacement glovebox?

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    No, but that's one way of doing it

    When you get it out (eventually) you'll see some plastic ridges underneath that will have been causing all the trouble - feel free to take a hacksaw or a Dremel to them.
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    I can't get my head around the glovebox removal. Did they get superman to kick them in at the factory
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    A good time to do something with the tweeters in the dash if you haven't already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    I can't get my head around the glovebox removal. Did they get superman to kick them in at the factory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    I can't get my head around the glovebox removal. Did they get superman to kick them in at the factory
    Ahh man, not looking forward to doing this now! haha

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