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Old 03-10-2008, 10:28 AM
Geobimmerlover Geobimmerlover is offline
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The instructions for replacing the Blower Resistor / Final Stage Unit were perfect. Job took 10 minutes and saved bundles of money. I'm sure the shop would have quoted for removing the dash etc. However, the spaces are tight, and you need to be careful not to pull wires or force things. Best to park the car with bright sunlight streaming thru the passenger side door, and augment with the best shop light you can find. After removing the plug it's probably best to tie the wiring loom carefully up and out of harm's way, so that you have a freer hand, as there's only space for a few fingers. When re-installing the FSU, the aluminum rods seem to catch on the side of the opening, so it may be necessary to remove and try again. It took 3 - 4 tries until the unit seated on its foam gasket and clicked home. Thanks!!!
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