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Replacing the expansion valve on 2009 Prius

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Replacing the expansion valve on 2009 Prius
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Did you need instructions for changing the expansion valve? Sorry, not much info came through.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How to change the expansion valve.
Thank you,
Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

The expansion valve is located on the passenger side of the HVAC module assembly. The entire HVAC module needs to come out and then the expansion valve can be removed and replaced. The entire dash has to come out. It's not an easy job:

Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

Here is how the top dash comes off.

Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

Here is the location of the valve once the blower module is out.

Expert:  Jared D replied 11 months ago.

I just wanted to check whether you still need help with this issue.

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