Remove heater elements for inspection or replacement

In the previous article, we looked at How to remove the heater control unit of a Nissan Almera car.

In this article, we will look at removing the fan, the additional fan resistor, and removing the heater core.

Removing the heater fan

To remove the fan, remove the instrument panel (article - Removing the instrument panel of a Nissan Almera car)

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We squeeze the two clamps of the wire block, disconnect the block from the fan motor connector.

Press the plastic retainer (shown by the arrow), turn the heater fan clockwise until it stops and remove the fan from the heater housing.

Install the heater fan in reverse order

Removing the additional heater fan resistor

An additional resistor allows the fan to turn on at four different speeds.

Remove the additional resistor for replacement.

Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery

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By pressing the latches 1 of the wiring harness block, disconnect the block from the additional resistor of the heater fan.

Using the Torx T-20 key, unscrew the screw 2 fastening the resistor

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Sliding the resistor up, remove it from the heater housing.

Install the additional heater fan resistor in reverse order.

Removing the heater core

When a coolant leak is detected through the heater radiator, we replace it.

Preparing the car. Drain the coolant.

Removing the instrument cluster (article - Removing the instrument cluster of a Nissan Almera car)

Removing the lining of the floor tunnel (article - How to remove the lining of the Nissan Almera floor tunnel)

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On the left side of the console, we take out the piston for attaching the carpet to the bracket of the cross beam and bend the edge of the carpet.

With a 13 head, unscrew the two bolts of the lower fastening of the cross beam bracket (shown with the instrument panel removed)

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Through the hole in the instrument panel (under the instrument cluster) with a 13 key, unscrew the two nuts of the upper fastening of the cross beam bracket

Remove the wiring harness from the holders located on the inside of the bracket and remove the crossbeam bracket.

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Using a Torx T-20 wrench, unscrew the screw securing the pressure plate of the heater radiator tubes

Remove the tubes from the holes of the heater radiator tank

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Rubber o-rings are installed on the tips of the tubes

Use the Torx T-20 key to wrap the radiator mounting screw

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Press three latches

Remove the radiator from the heater housing.

Before installing the radiator, we install new rubber o-rings on the tips of the tubes.

Install the radiator in reverse order.