Sounds a real simple job. Even managed to get to it without too much
trouble ... but how to get it out past the steering column? This is a
right hand drive car BTW.
After about an hour of trying all sorts of angles, bending, cursing and
swearing I decide to use brute force and give it a real hard tug. Low
and behold it hits the steering column again only this time the bottom
half slides out leaving the top half in place.
D'oh! Never thought it might actually be in two pieces. That's what you
get for deciding to remove the old one before going to get a new one -
just in case.
Anyway, I now have loads of air spilling from all the vents ... but no
aircon. Hey Ho!
Thanks to everyone for their assistance.
I might add that on the weekend just before I sent the suggestion I spent
about two hours changing the filter (luckily left-hand drive) so I
completely understand your plight :)
On an E34 you need to lift the filter and tilt the upper edge towards the
firewall, otherwise you can't pull it out...
That's my first thought too. I'll have to have a bit of a phone around
on Monday and see what it's gonna cost me I suppose.
Of course, I had to choose the hottest day of the year (so far) to get
intimate with the problem - which didn't help :-)
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