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Question Replacing Heater Switch in Rio?

I'm wondering if anyone has replaced a heater switch on a Kia Rio (or any other car for that matter) and is willing to offer some advice on how to remove and replace the switch.

There are a couple threads about broken heater switches on this forum, but none contain information on how to actually replace the heater switch. I started this thread in the hopes of getting instructions or advice on how to replace the switch.

I found this drawing which somewhat shows the layout of the switch itself:



The middle part seems straightforward, just two plugs to remove by depressing the tabs on the clips.

However on either side (the heat control, as well as the vent control) are attached on the back with a pull cable wire, similar to a hood pull cable. I'm not sure how to properly disconnect these two cables in order to remove the heater switch.

Initially, it seems like needle-nose pliers would be required to bend the wire back, and release the pull cable. However I don't want to attempt this if it's the incorrect way to remove it, since I don't want to damage it in any way.

I've also checked the Kia shop manual (available at kiatechinfo.com) but it doesn't seem to contain procedures on how to replace the switch.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Are you asking about how to remove the fan speed control switch?
Here are some pictures:
1,2. Remove knob by pulling straight out
3. Press this tab
4. Push switch up
5. Pull switch out

Thats It!
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Rio767Pilot,

Thank you SO much for the pictures and description, it is greatly appreciated!

I think that is exactly what I need to do to my heater switch console; replace the fan speed control knob (and/or harness). Your pictures and instructions will be incredibly helpful on how to replace that piece.

However I am still having issues removing the entire heater switch console unit (that you show in picture #1). When I unscrew the four screws, the console only comes out about 2-3 inches or so which doesn't give me much room to replace the knob or plug.

What do I need to remove in order to get the entire heater switch console out?
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rio767pilot, where do you get those pictures? They all seem to have a white back ground and are vary clear. That would include pictures from previouse post uv made.

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Kiaowner... The reason why you can only pull so far is that the temp and deflector knobs are on a wire. They are attached to a plastic pin on your heater box. I think you can see them if you look under the dash (see pix 3). The temp control is on the passenger side behind this panel. (see pix 4). I think you can remove the glove box and have access. They x-cross. Also, on 2 pictures, you see a clip that you have to remove that holds the wire on the pin.

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Well, I had to pay for flight school, so I was a studio and wedding photographer. What do they say, " A picture is worth a thousand words"! I will continue to help out in anyway. My Rio has saved me on gas to and from the airport.... This forum has saved me from the "big" timing belt disaster!
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Rio767Pilot,

In this case, to me it feels more like "A picture is worth a million words". I can't describe enough how thankful I am for your help, with your pictures and description I feel more than confident enough to tackle this issue on my own. I've ordered a salvage heater switch console that is ready to be picked up tomorrow morning, so your reply couldn't have come at a better time.

Thanks once again, and may your skies be clear!
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Wow, I give you a ton of props on that. You are like a muiltspecialist, as in great at more than just one thing. Anyways keep up the good work!

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Just replaced mine two days ago. It's pretty straight forward. Took about 15min total. The pictures above will help you out a bit.
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Hey, I was wondering where you could find a replacement for the heater switch. I'm having the hardest time finding it...
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In the 4th pic, look in the upper right corner and you will see a metal clip. These need to come off to release the cables so you can remove the assembly. Sometimes there is a prong to make sure they stay seated. Make sure that prong goes into the cable at the same spot when you reassemble.

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