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Climate control part number and diagram

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Hi,

I have a TJ from 97 with a working AC on which the climate control (warm or cold) is a slider. Since I bought the car the cable driven by the slider is broken (it is too loose and then tension mechanics is broken) so the slider does not activate the lever under the glove box properly.

As a quick fix, I was regulating by grabbing under the glovebox and turning the lever.

One morning, I try to switch from cooling to heating and the lever snapped. I am blocked in heating which was fine for Xmas but the weather is improving quickly and I want to be able to want to use the AC again.

My repair manual is for a jeep wrangler from 99 and therefore does not include the cable system. I would appreciate if someone could give me a diagram.

I am wondering whether I need to drop the dashboard (like I did to fix my AC) to have access to the HVAC box or if I can just replace the lever. I did not try to extract it with pliers yet.

Also if anyone as a part number for the cable and the lever it would be great.

I uploaded some pictures of the broken parts here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/111948549216054133115/albums/5695374547157810833

Thanks,
Pierre
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A self tapping screw through both parts of the lever is probably the easiest fix. I had to repair my dash vent lever in that fashion. There are only two levers available and as they are identified as upper and lower I doubt they are the same as the one you would need. They are both different to the dash lever hence my repair method.
 

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55037398AA would be the part number you need to use for the cable the J and U in the next column indicate LHD and RHD.

Googling the part number comes up with a couple of sites showing a price of $28.35

Whether it's just listed and not in stock is another matter. You might have to try ordering it or calling the vendors to find out. You might have to end up jerryrigging the cable somehow to effect a repair. And since the lever seems so expensive I think I'd be using a screw to fix that.
 

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No risk of damage to the door but it will break a small tab off the part of the lever that is still in there. The tab is used to retain the lever in the door pivot. If you can screw it in without removing the part still in there it might be better. My defrost lever, which I had to pop out to repair my dash vent lever, occasionally pops out and I have to hold it in place pushing on it while I alter the vent settings so it will line up and push back in.
 
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