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Old 03-25-2011, 05:35 AM
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Blend door actuator (blowing hot air)

Hey guys, I've seen a little info here and there about people having this issue, most let the dealer do the work and I've found 1 guy who did the work himself but no details or anything. I wanted to see if anyone has done the replacment and see if they have a write up or hints to get it done.

I've seen instructions that say just remove the radio, passenger air bag and time pieces but I've also seen where people say you have to take the whole dash out. I'd hate to get the radio and air bag out just to find I have to tear the whole dash out for a little actuator.

I know it's the passenger side blend door actuator since it'll start blowing hot air on the passenger side while the drivers is blowing cold, I can temporarily fix it by setting the passenger side to 60*. I also have that really annoying *tick* under the dash which is caused by the actuator gears

Any help would be great!

Thanks,
Travis
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:40 AM
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If it really requires touching an airbag, I'd let the dealer do it. I had the same issue and it was covered under warranty.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:10 AM
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Well I worked at a Land Rover dealer as a tech for a while and removed tons of airbags, just a simple plug and common sense usage. I would for SURE let the dealer do it if I had no experience with airbag removal though!
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I still haven't found a easy fix for this, anyone do one of these not under warranty and have a step by step process?
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:44 PM
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FYI: My passenger side didn't start blowing hot until after the annoying tick stopped.

A friend has had his wife's big Lincoln car in the shop several times with the ticking. Fix lasts less than a week. But so far in their case its just an annoying tick while everything else still works.
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Hey guys, I've seen a little info here and there about people having this issue, most let the dealer do the work and I've found 1 guy who did the work himself but no details or anything. I wanted to see if anyone has done the replacment and see if they have a write up or hints to get it done.

I've seen instructions that say just remove the radio, passenger air bag and time pieces but I've also seen where people say you have to take the whole dash out. I'd hate to get the radio and air bag out just to find I have to tear the whole dash out for a little actuator.

I know it's the passenger side blend door actuator since it'll start blowing hot air on the passenger side while the drivers is blowing cold, I can temporarily fix it by setting the passenger side to 60*. I also have that really annoying *tick* under the dash which is caused by the actuator gears

Any help would be great!

Thanks,
Travis
What did you end up doing? my pass side is out too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:33 AM
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What did you end up doing? my pass side is out too.
Actually, nothing yet. I keep the A/C in single mode not dual and just keep it at 60* if the a/c is in on. I just turn the blower down or aim the vents up when I get too cold.

The passenger side only blows hot when in single or dual mode is selected but the temp has to be set on 65* or higher. I assume if the blend door motor is set to one extreme (60*) then it's forced to stay there, if it's suppose to "float" in betwen cold and hot (say 70*) then it will go max full heat
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