Replacing a broken temperature control cable / 79 LeBaron

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    The service manual is quite clear on how-to (remove instrument bezel and upper dash trim). But it missed the removal glove box (easy) and (at least loosening the upper part) of the lower dash trim - both sides!....
    You can't just take the long vent channel (behind the glove box) out, as it is screwed into the lower dash trim from behind... See pictures. I was lucky to secure a NOS cable. Now it works again.

    While at it, I replaced the monaural dash speaker with a Retrosound stereo speaker. The new radio arrived today and will be mounted the coming days. That's just some cables and screws.

    Good thing is: it's all screws and no junk "plastic-click-broken" sh*t as in todays "cars". :cool:

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    That was PURE therapy today :)
     
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    I've been looking at one of those RetroSound radios for awhile. They look really nice.
    I'll be following this thread, my HVAC fans are only working on the defrost setting.
     
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    I also have been thinking of the Retrosound radio. Let us know how it works.
     
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    I too am interested in the retro sound . My 86 diplomat radio isn't the greatest sounding thing. 20210121_120131.jpg 20210121_120131.jpg
     
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    All I've got is the original AM/FM stereo (what are they, 4 watts per channel?) with new speakers. Not exactly the best sounding thing. I'm sure it hasn't improved in the 42 years since was made either, lol. Then again, I rarely have the radio on when driving the Aspen anyways but still...........................

    Holy crap, just realied my car is 42 years old:eek:
     
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    Yeah! :)
    Will let you guys know (using a different thread to keep topics separate.
     
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    Put some info into the "stereo hookup" thread. Will report on the retrosound after succesful installation (might take some days...).
     
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    I've replaced mine with the tape/CD radio from a 90s mopar. Apparently some of the newer style radios from the 2000s also fit but aren't rectangle so you have to cut the dash up a bit to make them work. I was always curious to try one and even bought the wiring adapter but never went thru with it.
     
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