Re: Getting the heater core out of the XF
I did one in the XE. I think it went:
-remove centre console, kick panels etc.
-drop steering column onto the seats
-disconnect all wiring/vacuum leads and remove dash
-disconnect heater and AC condenser in the engine bay at the firewall
-remove heater box assembly, the heater core is inside this
This method takes a fair while but you don't have to cut anything. Assembly is a reversal of removal, paying special attention to seals, especially vacuum leads, you don't want to have to pull the dash out again. This is a very big job, allow a whole day. A mechanic will generally quote you about 8 hours labour.
Hope this helps.
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