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Old 07-23-2002, 02:19 PM
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Glove Box removal

Am contemplating checking the defrost Vac. Actuator on my wifes 88 300TE. As I understand it is located behind the liner of the glove box. What is the procedure for removal of the glove box?

Would a bad defrost actuator be the reason I have cold air blowing out of the defrost vents while the A/C is on (also blows out of the center and side vents)?

Also should there be a noticable differece when the recirc. button is engaged? I don't notice much change if any.


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Old 07-23-2002, 03:25 PM
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They are 6 or7 AC vacuum actuators in your car!

Only one is one is within reach behind the glove compartment.
Check for vacuum leaks on the engine side of the firewall, by the brake reservoir. If you are lucky, you will find it there . If not, the dash has to come out.
Your owner's manual will give you a break down of the different setting of your AC.
Do a seach. You will find plenty of reading material on the topic. Good luck!
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Old 07-23-2002, 03:29 PM
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Lightbulb It is actually quite simple


I recently took out the glovebox in my daughter's 1989 300TE in order to replace the A/C control fan (it is the little fan that sucks interior air through the overhead console to regulate A/C temperature).

1. Open glove compartment
2. You will see about six (I can't recall the exact number and the car is not here with me now) round, small black plugs all around the front edge of the glovebox.
3. Carefully pop the small plastic disks and you will see what looks like black screw heads under the plugs.
4. Twist the screw heads into the "open" position, pull out the plastic screws.
5. Depending on what your glovebox looks like, you may also need to remove the light assembly.
6. With a little squeeze and a little tug, the glovebox (really a felt-like lined box) slides out, revealing the content behind.
7. Installation is the reverse.

I do not have an answer for your other question.

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