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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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Thanks a lot for the reply!

I was thinking for the self taping screw before but the link in you signature was most useful I found the part number I needed

CABLE, Temperature Control 55037 398AA or 55037 405AA
LEVER, Blend Air Door 4864 990 or 4864 991

I was able to find a lever for the defrost (5014 108AA) on
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/lever-blend-air-door-4897626aa.html
http://www.cyberjeep.com/tj/pr/lever-blend-air-door
I have this but it appears very expensive

Any idea where to look? because no luck so far for the cable.

Koubiak
 

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Thanks a lot for the help.

I ordered the cable because I have tried to fix it before with not luck.

I am gonna try to extract the lever tonight and see if I can fix it myself.

Do you think there is any risk for the door when extracting the lever?
 

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I see.

I will try to screw it in place then. I am little afraid of lining the thing up properly.

If I needed to extract the piece, do you think it will be possible to extract the tab? So I could at least repair the whole thing?

Also do you remember the size of the screw you used?
 

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So I did the fix last saturday. I was very easy to swap the cable.

We tapped a screw through the broken handle and now I can regulate the temp again.
We also tapped a screw through for the defrost up lever that was broken. To gain access to the lever I only drop the metal plate under the steering column fairly easy :)

Overall it took 45 minutes I think.

Thank you guys!
 
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