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11/2/08 1:14pm - Original Message: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
terntes
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  How far into the dash is the defroster vacuum actuator? I've removed the glove box and instrument cluster and I do not see it. I've located the other one for the AC under the dash on the driver's side but, I can only hear the defroster making noise. Do I have to remove the dash and air distrubtion box?
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11/2/08 6:53pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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If memory serves correctly, its buried behind the instrument cluster.  I didnt have to remove mine but thought I was having trouble with it  last year.   I could see it with a mirror without removing my center instrument cluster but it was buried so deep I couldnt touch it.  Are you sure its the actuator that is bad?  Have you checked the vacuum hose that supplies vac to the doors.   It runs off of a "T" in the vac line near the brake booster and "T"s into one of the lines that comes off of the metal check valve to the headlight system.  Check the plastic "T" and the hose where it goes through the firewall gromet  before you tear into the actuator if you havent already done that. 



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11/9/08 4:24am - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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Maybe, some of these pics will help you get an idea where they are located. http://www.corvettemagazine.com/content/view/81/
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11/9/08 12:53pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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[QUOTE=acplus]Maybe, some of these pics will help you get an idea where they are located. http://www.corvettemagazine.com/content/view/81/
 Hope this helps
John.
[/QUOTE] John, great info........thanxThumbs%20Up

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11/9/08 7:09pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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Hope it helps.
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11/9/08 8:32pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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acplus,
  This is a great resource, thanks much!
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11/10/08 7:14pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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You are welcome. I am just getting starting a resto on a 1982, I will know more in a week or two after I remove the interior ( if you need to know more) 
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11/11/08 7:32am - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
terntes
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  You know what would be great, a step by step series of photos of dash removal and key component identification and locations. I haven't seen that anywhere except in some vague, generic, faded black and white photos in the repair manuals. I know I would use it, probably as well as the rest of the forum users. It's just a thought!

thanks again, Terry.
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11/12/08 9:08pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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I took step by step photos for the complete resto of the 72 I did, I haven't post to a web site yet, but if you want PM me your email address I will try to send you open dash pics of the heater box.
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11/13/08 9:03pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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I got your pm, but no email address.
I don't know how to send/post pictures here @ C3VR
The pictures are saved on my computer not a web site...I would gladdly post them here for you, if you know how to.


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11/13/08 9:24pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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Maybe, this worked.

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11/14/08 8:20am - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
terntes
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  Sorry about that! The link just  gives me an icon about a photobucket image. My email is terntes@yahoo.com. I've used photobucket before, let me try to log on to their site and see what happens.
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11/14/08 8:21pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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Sorry I though I was able to post pics..guess not, I will try again for another post, Sent you the pics to your email.
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11/15/08 11:26pm - Reply: ''82 defroster vacuum leak'
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There... now the above links are working, sorry about that.

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