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post #1 of 6 Old 07-20-2019, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Dashboard Disassembly Question

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I'm pulling apart the dash on my YJ to fix a few issues. I've gotten everything removed but have run into a hitch with the heating and A/C controls. I popped the cables loose from the top but they are connected to the back on the assembly (circled in red) and I can't figure out how to release them. I'm sure there's a simple method but I didn't want to risk breaking something. Photo attached. Excuse the 27 years of dust. Thanks.

-Will

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-21-2019, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I’m going to answer my own question from what I’ve discovered: the cables are held onto the HVAC controls by a clip. After breaking one trying to remove it, I realized, all you need to do is flip the controls over, pinch the clip with needle nose pliers, and the cable will slid right off. The cable on the bottom requires you removing a couple screws to get the the clip. I’ll attach some pictures. Hopefully this will save someone some time in the future.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-22-2019, 06:11 AM
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Yup, that's how you do it. But be careful with them. Even using the pliers to remove them, I managed to crack a few. I want to say that I used cable ties to secure them back on, as finding replacement cables can be challenging.

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Why does it look like you had muddy water halfway up your dash?
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-30-2019, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Why does it look like you had muddy water halfway up your dash?
The Jeep spent it's first decade on our family farm but was never submerged to that extent. I think it's just 27 years of dirt and grime that have never been cleaned out.
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