Friday, April 6, 2012

How to Replace Control Panel on GM SAVANA?

The procedure details mentioned here is for Chevrolet Avalanche, Express Van, and GM Savana car models.

In this chapter the details are mentioned to replace Control panel.

The procedure mentioned with complete details and diagrams.

Control Panel
Removal & Installation is as follows:----

  1. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate bezel.
  2. Remove the instrument panel storage tray.
  3. Remove the accessory switch assembly from the instrument panel.
  4. Remove the screws from the HVAC control assembly.
  5. Remove the HVAC control assembly, with the following procedure:
    1. Release the retaining tabs.
    2. Pull the control head out of the instrument panel carrier.
  6. Unplug the electrical connectors from the HVAC control assembly. 

    Fig. Exploded view of the control panel mounting-2007 Avalanche
To install:

Make sure the ignition key is in the OFF position when connecting the electrical connectors to ensure the proper calibration of the control panel.

  1. Engage the electrical connectors to the HVAC control assembly.
  2. Install the HVAC control assembly.
  3. Install the accessory switch assembly to the instrument panel.
  4. Install the screws from the HVAC control assembly.
  5. Install the instrument panel storage tray.
  6. Install the instrument cluster trim plate bezel.
    Do not adjust any controls on the HVAC control module while the HVAC control module is calibrating. If interrupted improper HVAC performance will result.
  7. Start the vehicle and let run for one minute .

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate.
  3. Loosen the control panel screw from the left side of the panel and slide the panel forward to gain access to the components at the rear of the unit.
  4. Disengage the electrical connections.
  5. Disconnect the vacuum harnesses as necessary.
  6. Remove the control assembly. 

    Fig. Pivot the control panel then release the vacuum and electrical connections-Express and Savana

    Fig. Vacuum lines to control panel connection
To install:
  1. Install the control assembly.
  2. Connect the vacuum harnesses, if removed.
  3. Engage the electrical connections.
  4. Install the control panel screw.
  5. Install the instrument cluster trim plate. Connect the negative battery cable.

These details will help.


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