My heaters bust..the Matrix is OK as the two pipes into it are hot...The flap that opens up the hot air isn't working (used to make a little mechanical noise when I turned the dial..now its not)
My idea is that i wanna get into the heater box and open the flap inside to be permanently on "hot" as i dont wanna replace the whole thing.
I recon I'm gonna have to remove the dashboard to get to it...heres a thread i found on removing the dash panel (however i think it only relates to the speedo panel)...have a look!
"Removing dash panel
This is really easy and should take you about 20 mins at the most.
If you have an adjustable steering column (adjuster is just below your ignition barrell) adjust it all the way down and back.
Either side of the steering column shrouds on the dash panel are two D-shaped covers, pull these out and remove the screws behind.
Remove the two screws that go upwards in the dash panel surround. Remove the surround
Now undo the two screws at the bottom of the dash cluster. Release the top connector by sliding the lever accross to one side.
Now is the tricky bit, rotate the cluster so the bottom comes forward to you and the top goes back into the dash. Now tuck the right hand side of the dash cluster in so its diagonal. You should now be able to withdraw the cluster to the left
Hope this makes sense, if not let us know and ill give you some more help"
Is this right?..do you guys think the dash has to come off?.....
anythoughts please...im gonna freeze this winter!