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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing air distribution housing

  Note
The illustration shows a left-hand drive vehicle. The removal and installation procedure is identical for both versions.
   
Removing
–  Remove heater and air conditioner unit → Chapter.
–  Remove the coolant pipes at the heat exchanger → Chapter.
–  Disconnect electrical connector on fresh air and air recirculation flap control motor and lay wiring harness to one side.
–  Remove bolts -2-.
–  Release retaining tabs -1- and -3-.
–  Swivel the air distribution housing -4- to the rear -arrow- and disengage.
Installing
Installation is carried out in the reverse order. When installing, note the following:
Specified torque
→ Chapter „Dismantling and assembling heater and air conditioning unit“
  Note
Even minute leakage at the tongue-and-groove joint between the air distribution housing and the evaporator housing can lead to whistling noise as a result of escaping air. Therefore lightly coat joints with silicone grease to fully seal the joints. Silicone grease → Electronic Parts Catalogue.
 

Removing and installing air distribution housing

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