Dodge Journey: Duct, defroster

REMOVAL

WARNING: Disable the airbag system before attempting any steering wheel, steering column or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the airbag system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the airbag system. Failure to follow these instructions may result in accidental airbag deployment and possible serious or fatal injury.

NOTE: Take the proper precautions to protect the front face of the instrument panel from cosmetic damage while performing this procedure.

NOTE: LHD model shown. RHD model similar.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 65: Defroster Duct

1. Remove the instrument panel and place it on a workbench.

2. Remove the outboard instrument panel air outlets.

3. Remove the cover from the instrument panel.

4. Remove the driver side outboard instrument panel and demister duct assembly.

5. Disengage the two retaining clips (2) that secure the wire harness lead (3) to the top of the defroster duct (1).

6. Disconnect the defroster duct from the passenger side demister duct (4) and remove the defroster duct from the instrument panel support (5).

INSTALLATION

NOTE: Take the proper precautions to protect the front face of the instrument panel from cosmetic damage while performing this procedure.

NOTE: LHD model shown. RHD model similar.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 66: Defroster Duct

1. Position the defroster duct (1) to the top of the instrument panel support (5) and connect it to the passenger side demister duct (4).

2. Engage the two retaining clips (2) that secure the wire harness lead (3) to the top of the defroster duct.

3. Install the driver side instrument panel and demister duct assembly.

4. Install the cover onto the instrument panel support.

5. Install the outboard instrument panel air outlets.

6. Install the instrument panel.

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