Heater cable came loose

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Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:42 am

Hi guys,
My 2005 Hilux 2.7i heater cable came loose - not by the switch but where it connects behind the glove box.
It is the cable that control how much warm air comes into the cabin.

Have taken the glove box out but for the life of me I cannot see where it must hook in.

Can one of you guys give me an indication where it goes?

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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:11 am

Mine came loose under glovebox, and then unhooked behind te centre console on the right hand side of the passenger footwell.
lemme see if I can upload pics on this new format...
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:12 am

Bit out of focus, crummy phone. If you look closely you'll see where I cabletied it back up onto the hook. Pics taken from passenger door side.
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:14 am

Here's where it unhooked as a result of the cable coming loose in the center below glovebox (where I cabletied it back up)
Excuse the furballs...
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:15 am

And just a closeup of where it hooks
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:16 am

Try again with pic...
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:18 am

If your's came loose on the other end... Eish. It runs up towards the top of the dash on the left hand side of footwell behind glovebox, cannot see where it goes...

Also, this is on the KZ, 2005 (IFS)

Hope this helps....
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:30 am

Definitely will and thank you for the pics - really appreciated.
Now at least I have an idea of what to look for lol
I agree - luckily it did not come undone by the switch but by the lever that adjusts it.
Could not see any lever as the concept behind it seems straight forward and I were feeling around, at the back of some of the units, but not knowing which one is the heater unit.

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Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:34 pm

The cable is so long so I were sure that it hooks in somewhere behind the glove box - so I basically stripped all and still could not find it.
So I looked somewhere else :(
At the bottom behind the center console. In plain sight eish!!!

No need to remove anything and because of its placement somebody must have dislodged the clip that holds it in place.

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