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Heater Matrix

Post by border » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:22 am

SJ 410 Well think I need a new Matrix, . Cant find any Guides on how to replace.
Can I do it without taking whole Dash out ? or is that just wishful thinking ??

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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:59 pm

it's easiest t just remove the dash. It's not that hard to do, much easier than modern cars :lol:
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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by border » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:33 pm

ScottieJ wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:59 pm
it's easiest t just remove the dash. It's not that hard to do, much easier than modern cars :lol:
Thanks but I really dont have the time , patience , or for that matter Knowledge to take the full Dash apart.
My only option for now is to Bypass it , unless there Is a way to get it out, I have lossened these 2 bolts circled in pic, and the one in the bulchead, I can move whole box now by hand and it does look like it will wangle out from in there if I remove bolts but not sure if it will go back in :S
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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:53 pm

You might get it out by unbolting the dash support bar, you need to move that bar at least a bit to squeeze it out.

Trust me though it's really not that hard or time consuming to remove the dash. Have a look at this, it's for a lhd samurai but the process is pretty much the same, you just don't need to remove the centre section of the dash. https://www.suzukiclubuk.co.uk/how-to-t ... -and-fixes
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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by border » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:32 pm

ScottieJ wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:53 pm
You might get it out by unbolting the dash support bar, you need to move that bar at least a bit to squeeze it out.

Trust me though it's really not that hard or time consuming to remove the dash. Have a look at this, it's for a lhd samurai but the process is pretty much the same, you just don't need to remove the centre section of the dash. https://www.suzukiclubuk.co.uk/how-to-t ... -and-fixes
I have looked at that Mate, and dont want to attempt it unless I really have to, Might have a go at unbolting the support bar as you mentioned, then see from there.
Do you know the best place to buy new Matrix from ?

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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by border » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:18 pm

Just had another poke about in there and Im pretty sure I can get it out by moving the support bar at passenger side, might have a go at weekend if I can find a replacement Matrix before then.

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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by border » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:41 pm

Didn't take the whole dash out just the Support Bar that runs from one end to the other.
Was quite a struggle to get the heater box out, Even harder to get the thing back in but got there in the end surprised I didnt brake it as had to use brute force.
Anyway Got Heat now :D
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Re: Heater Matrix

Post by maxaret » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:51 pm

Excellent result - really pleased for you :)

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