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Old 02-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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How do you remove the fan switch out of the dash?

I'm having a problem with my heat, and I believe the cause of no heat is the switch. at least thats the conclusion I have come up with by reading a bunch of threads here all about others heater switch problems.

I just dont see anyway to get the heater switch/heater swith panel out of the dash without tradshing something. I have the ashtray out and see 3 phillips screws in there. I have the glove compartment off, and I can feel the switch by reaching thru the glove compartment but I cant figure out how to get this swiith out of the dashboard at all...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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Did you check ( replace ) the resister?

Speed 1-2-3 are through the resister 4 is direct to battery.


Remove the screws you see, it should come right out ??

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pokey beat me to it.. Apologies, forgot about the dash and bezal up top.
Then it should come right out!

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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Pull the knobs straight off (fan speed and climate mode knob). Pry up the vent running along the inside of the windshield. Start at one end and tug, it will come off. It's held in by clips. You'll see 2 screws holding the center bezel on. Remove. And remove the screw behind the ashtray. now pull center bezel straight off.(center bezel is the big plastic piece surrounding radio, hvac knobs, etc.) Once bezel is off you'll be able to remove unit with fan/climate switches (2 screws) and check the connections behind for melting. If they look o.k. you probably need a new fan speed switch, about $25 at the dealer. let us know if you need more help.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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Remove the screws you see, it should come right out ??
The only screws I see are the 3 that are in the place of the removed ashtray.
Are there others, If so where?

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Pull the knobs straight off (fan speed and climate mode knob). Pry up the vent running along the inside of the windshield. Start at one end and tug, it will come off. It's held in by clips. You'll see 2 screws holding the center bezel on. Remove. And remove the screw behind the ashtray. now pull center bezel straight off.(center bezel is the big plastic piece surrounding radio, hvac knobs, etc.) Once bezel is off you'll be able to remove unit with fan/climate switches (2 screws) and check the connections behind for melting. If they look o.k. you probably need a new fan speed switch, about $25 at the dealer. let us know if you need more help.
Will go try this right now Pokey.

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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^ under the vent . I know, we posted at the same time
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^ under the vent . I know, we posted at the same time
Ya we did lol ; )

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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Thank you guys.

That was very easy but unfortunately I dont believe the switch was the root of my heat not working problem. I have pix of what I found and I should probably add them to my original thread...

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Thank you guys.

That was very easy but unfortunately I dont believe the switch was the root of my heat not working problem. I have pix of what I found and I should probably add them to my original thread...

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Nothing burnt?

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:44 PM   #10
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Nothing burnt?

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No,

I wish!

Here is my original thread asking about how to troubleshoot this problem.
I just added my pix in there also...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/2000...lem-80567.html

so, back at square 1... lol
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Pokey? Lol

You smelled something burning so, uummmm you try wiggling the switch while your heats on? It'll spark if you have a bad connection going on.

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How bout the connecter that plugs to the resister? I had multiple areas of toast.

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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Ok,
I read the other thread and see that Pokey mentioned to me to check the speed control switch and the cimate switch. I only checked the speed control so I figured I would go back out to the jeep and check the climate switch also...That looked perfect also.

Well there is one more switch on that little switch panel.
its the switch that controls where you want the heat to come out from...defrost, feet, windows, etc. So before I came back in and jumped on my comp, I figured I would check that switch too. I took off the faceplate to all 3 switches and here is what I found...



Well, since that faceplate looked burnt at the 3rd swith, I had to take it out.
here is that switch...



Ok, this looks like it could be the problem but my question to you experts here is this...

Any idea what could have caused this?
If so, I need to rectify that problem also.
By replacing this switch should everything work fine again?
Where is the cheapest place to get this part?

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How bout the connecter that plugs to the resister? I had multiple areas of toast.
Im not really sure where the resistor is so No, I havent checked it yet.
If you think I still should check that also, please direct me towards it.
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Under you glove box 2 screws, you will see the wire. Go on eBay for the switch : )

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Ok, that switch on the right is your climate control switch. The connector on back should have slots for 3 tabs on the back (2 if you don't have a/c). That was the connector that was fried on my jeep. 2 dealers told me that connector was discontinued, however member Hardermods recently said they are still available from detroit, dealers can order them. I didn't need the switch, just the connector. You may need both. The connector on that switch is the fan relay, so either one can become toast. I'll find my writeup on how I fixed mine and link it here.
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Under you glove box 2 screws, you will see the wire. Go on eBay for the switch : )
Im sorry if I am sounding like a P.I.T.A. here I really dont mean it but I just want to make sure I do everything correctly and dont miss a very important step.

So under the glove box - 2 screws...you will see the wire?
What does this mean? This is where my resistor is?
and it is attached with 2 screws?

and the switch...cool I found one for $100 here...
02 03 04 JEEP WRANGLER HEATER AC CONTROL UNIT MOPAR - eBay (item 330487474548 end time Feb-18-11 14:18:28 PST)

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I don't think you need that whole $100 unit. Try this:http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/a-di...elt-45282.html
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Do some digging, I had to present the dealer with the part number. They were going to sell me the whole harness for like $350 bucks.... $50 just for the connector that plugs into the resister. As far as the control switches I just used regular old spade connects from radioshack..

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Im sorry if I am sounding like a P.I.T.A. here I really dont mean it but I just want to make sure I do everything correctly and dont miss a very important step.

So under the glove box - 2 screws...you will see the wire?
What does this mean? This is where my resistor is?
and it is attached with 2 screws?

and the switch...cool I found one for $100 here...
02 03 04 JEEP WRANGLER HEATER AC CONTROL UNIT MOPAR - eBay (item 330487474548 end time Feb-18-11 14:18:28 PST)

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Sweet.. Or dam. Your getting tag teamed, lol

The resister is in-between the passenger floor and the bottom of the dash, poke your head under there and follow any wires you see. Then you will see the hvac housing with the resister right there held in by two screws...

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Sweet.. Or dam. Your getting tag teamed, lol

The resister is in-between the passenger floor and the bottom of the dash, poke your head under there and follow any wires you see. Then you will see the hvac housing with the resister right there held in by two screws...
I woiuld say it is sweet!
Every single bit of advice is sooo appreciated right now!

So, I just ran back out to the jeep and think I found the resistor based on your directions...
Is this it?

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That would be it...

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That would be it...
Cool.

Its late, so I'll add a couple senseless posts to the jellybean thread then continue this project tomorrow.

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all of this is on you tube
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