Dodge Journey: Duct, instrument panel demister

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: The left and right demister ducts are serviced with the left and right instrument panel ducts as an assembly.

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 in illustrations. RHD model similar.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 81: Driver Instrumental Panel & Demister 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 two push-pin retainers (4) that secure the driver side instrument panel and demister duct assembly (1) to the top of the instrument panel support (5).

5. Disconnect the driver side instrument panel and demister duct assembly from the instrument panel center duct (2) and the defroster duct (3) and remove the driver side instrument panel and demister duct assembly.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 82: Pass Instrumental Panel & Demister Duct

6. Remove the two push-pin retainers (4) that secure the passenger side instrument panel and demister duct assembly (1) to the top of the instrument panel support (5).

7. Disconnect the passenger side instrument panel and demister duct assembly from the instrument panel center duct (2) and the defroster duct (3) and remove the passenger side instrument panel and demister duct assembly.

Installation

NOTE: The left and right demister ducts are serviced with the left and right instrument panel ducts as an assembly.

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 in illustrations. RHD model similar.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 83: Pass Instrumental Panel & Demister Duct

1. Position the passenger side instrument panel and demister duct assembly (1) to the instrument panel support (5) and connect the instrument panel and demister duct assembly to the center duct (2) and to the defroster duct (3). Make sure the ducts are fully engaged.

2. Install the two push-pin retainers (4) that secure the passenger side instrument panel and demister duct assembly to the instrument panel support.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 84: Driver Instrumental Panel & Demister Duct

3. Position the driver side instrument panel and demister duct assembly (1) to the instrument panel support (5) and connect the instrument panel and demister duct assembly to the center duct (2) and to the defroster duct (3). Make sure the ducts are fully engaged.

4. Install the two push-pin retainers (4) that secure the driver side instrument panel and demister duct assembly to the instrument panel support.

5. Install the cover onto the instrument panel.

6. Install the outboard instrument panel air outlets.

7. Install the instrument panel.

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