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Old 12-23-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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A/C module (dead simple) removal instructions

I have instructions for the A/C module removal on an '02 that somebody else may find useful.
Boxster A/C module removal
While in the driver’s seat, look to the left of the A/C display and to the right of your right leg for a “clamshell” that is along the side of the console that holds the radio and A/C. Reach to the front edge (toward the pedals) and grasp the edge of the clamshell. It is a pop-on, so tug it and pop it off, and the same for the other side clamshell. Around the face of the A/ C display there is a plastic square “O” that will pry off-use a small screw driver and go from each side gently. Next is the plastic part under the "square O" and above the shift boot-pop it off. Now you can unscrew the torx screws. Gently pry the module out, again from each side working it back and forth. In the back are two electrical connectors-note that you need to press-down a pop up locking device to get each one out. Reconnect to the new module (the connectors will only go in the correct socket), re-pop the trim parts and you are done.
Note: The '97 through '99 modules use a different bus than later cars and thus will not work in "01 and newer cars with the "canbus". "Year "00 is a transition year (later with "canbus", earlier without).



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Old 12-23-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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you do not need to remove the "clamshells on the sides of the console at all
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Jay

Thanks, that would have saved me some time.
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