Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Here an example. Actually this metallic structure is somehow part of the dash, the steering column is screwed on it and the dashboard itself is screwed from the inside on it.

Yesterday when I bought the heater module the dash was removed without the reinforcement and broken.
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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Ok, I'll put something up now - that's the dashboard crossmember.... give me a few minutes.

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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Ok, here is the procedure I think you need:
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Unclip: The air duct (2) ( as "b") using trim tools.
Remove: The air duct (2).
Unclip: The air duct (1) ( as "a") using trim tools.
Remove: The air duct (1).
Unclip: The lamp (3) ( as "c") using trim tools.
Detach: The lamp (3).
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Disconnect the connector ( as "d").
Remove: The lamp (3).
N.B. : Locate the routing of the electrical harness (4).
Unclip - Detach: The electrical harness (4) using trim tools.
Remove: The electrical harness (4).
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Vlad Dash F.PNG
Remove:
The bolts (6)
The trim (5)
Remove the bolts (7) (The dashboard cross member (8)).
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Unclip: The dashboard cross member (8) ( as "e") using trim tools.
Remove: The dashboard cross member (8).
Unclip - Remove: The finishing seal (9) ( as "f") using trim tools.
Re-assembling

CAUTION : Always replace the damaged fixings.

Carry out the re-trim operations in the reverse order to the stripping operations.
Tighten: The bolts (6), (7) to 0.8 da.Nm.
Reconnect the battery.
Check the operation of the equipment.

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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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admiral51 wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 16:58
however i think maybe Marc will be the one who may ( only may no promises :) ) be able to provide you with a diagram
Never in any doubt was it :rofl2:

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Thank you very much Marc! If I will succeed with this (and I have to!), then I can do any other simple replacement on Citroen. Fingers crossed please 🤞.

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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Hello guys! Happy Easter everyone!

Coming up with some news. After 8 hours of work and a few days previously of reading the documentation from Marc, finally I managed to replace the heater matrix on my wife’s DS3. Hard work and requires a lot of attention, especially during the harness unmount and remount, but also on the steering wheel column, being a safety component.

Today I have also been to the garage and refilled the R134a and seems to work quite well. I will need a few more days to analyze it.

My advice, always read three times before unmount something in your car. But if you feel ready, just do it!

Thank you very much Marc for your advices and the documentation, was really helpful each time I got stuck on a step.

Some pictures attached below.
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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Well Done Vlad - I'm really pleased you got all that back together and I do hope you didn't end up with any 'bits' left over!! :-D

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Re: Citroen DS3 A/C Evaporator leak

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Thank you Marc. Actually I have written and counted every step and each number of screws extracted in that way that mounting was done by checking each step’s checkbox 😃. Anyway, it was a real challenge.

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