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?
Vette(s): black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion
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.
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!
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