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    I need to replace my heater core and figured I'd do the Taurus controls at the same time. But when I was at the junk yard I couldn't for the life of me get the cable out of the Taurus. The Taurus repair manual says you need a special tool to do so. Special Tool It looks like an obscure tool that would be impossible to find.

    The cable is crammed way back up in there and I ended up bending it all to hell trying to get it out. What a waste of a trip. Has anyone done this? And do you have any advice for getting that cable out intact?
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    What i did, is i literally broke the heater box, of whatever it was that attached it, and cut the piece away from the cable and the white retainer
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    Ok thanks. I tried that, but the only thing good for breaking that I had was a pair of plyers and a knife. And The place was closing and yelling at me to get out. I'll bring something more destructive tomorrow
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    I wish I had manual heat and a/c. When mine breaks it's going to suck to find another working one of these
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    You can get those off with a pair of pliers, all ya have to do is squeeze the two ears together.
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    Well I got it off, can't say it was any fun. On the Taurus that I got it from there was no way you could get a pair of pliars up there to squeeze the clips. It was obnoxiously crammed deep inside the dash. So I cut around it with a small hacksaw. Oh well, now all I need to do is my heater core. Yaaaaaaay! At least I'm in no big hurry since it's not my daily driver anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302
    I wish I had manual heat and a/c. When mine breaks it's going to suck to find another working one of these
    I'd just convert to manual but if you really like the auto controls there should be a buttload of good ones on junked cars out there. I have all the pieces for the auto setup that will probably never be used for anything, gathering dust in the corner. Sorry, didn't mean to rub that in

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