The Heater was a challenge (tortuous) to install, thankfully I had the benefit of being able to validate my approach alongside those other bloggers that have gone before me. Nonetheless whilst straightforward, it is time consuming and requires quite a considerable amount of work.
Starting with the Heater unit itself;
- Remove the fan
- Remove the side covers
- Remove the heater matrix
- Remove the mounting flanges from the side covers
- Fit 4x rivnuts noting that they must not impede the Heater Matrix once reinstalled
- Make a template and offer it to the bulkhead ensuring that it is both square and that the hose holes within the engine bay also align
- Drill, reassemble and fit
Hoses to the Heater matrix are as equally difficult to fit due to the restricted access in the footwell and need to align with the unit, the requirement to add hose clips compounds the problem further.