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Old 11-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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Blender door motor fixed!

Ok guys, I was one of the many that had a blender door go out. It seems like this is a widespread problem with no answers on how to fix it. Of course, mine was the driver's side, which according to Ford, requires the entire dash and everything to be removed to replace it. Not wanting to spend the cash at the dealer, I decided to just take the thing apart and either fix it, or FUBAR it. Well, I did the former.

It turns out that all three of the motors are relatively easy to get to. I removed and inspected all of them, replaced the driver's side temp control, and had the truck back together within a matter of hours, and I'm slow. I am going to focus on the driver's side temp motor, as there seems to be the least info on it.

First of all, the location of the three doors. The passenger's side temp control is behind and to the left of the passenger's side airbag. It is the top circle in the pic. The driver's side temp control is right above the trans tunnel, and below the center stack, shown in the bottom circle. The motor that switches between the dash vents, defrost and floor is on the driver's side, directly behind the panel that houses the adjustable pedal button, in the far left circle. All have a black plug with a red lock. the red part has to be pushed away from the motor before the plug can be removed from the motor.



I did not know were the thing was, so I started tearing apart everything. However, to get to the Driver's side temp control blender motor, you can simply removed the center of the dash, the part that surounds the radio, and the lower section that holds the cupholders. Just a few 7mm screws hold it in. Here is a pic of the lower blender door.



It's kind of hard to get to, but it's possible. You will notice that the floor vent is cracked, I did that thinking I could remove it. Not quite. But, you can push it down, which gived you just enough room to remove the back 5/16" screw. And as you can see, the front 5/16 screw (the silver one) is easy to get to. I used a thick flathead screwdriver to wedge the floor vent tubing down, and used a boxed end wrench to remove the screw. It was slow going, but I did it. Now that I know how to do it, I bet I could have it done in 30 minutes.

I hope this helps someone!
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good info, thanks
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Very good sir! You wouldnt happen to have part number(s) by chance for blend doors?? I need to get this done.
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Very good sir! You wouldnt happen to have part number(s) by chance for blend doors?? I need to get this done.
I do. Here is a pic




I may be wrong, but I believe there are different part numbers for the temp control blender motors, and the vent/defrost/floor control motor. They are identical on the exterior except for one thing. See the plus looking part on the bottom left of the motor in my pic? The openings are different between the temp and the other one. On the temp control blender motor, the opening is blocked off on the bottom and right side, if you are looking at it in the pic, and open in the top and left. The other motor is open straight across. They are also different on the interior, they have a slightly different circuit board.

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Thanks man, appreciate it!
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No problem!
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Thank you, had mine replaced last Dec and it's acting up again! Much appreciated.
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No problem!
I just got an 09 with dual climate control. The guy said he had Ford take out the pass side one and they wanted over $400 so he passed. Ford did take the bad part out and i have that. Everything seems to work other than the 2 pass side just blows mixed warmish air. The driver side blows ice cold and hot and it does change from front to feet to defrost, etc.

I notice you took everything apart but what is needed to just put in a new pass side one and do you know the part # so i can confirm from Ford?

Is ford the best place to buy the part?

I will post pic's of whats needed to just replace pass side that controls temp.

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I just got an 09 with dual climate control. The guy said he had Ford take out the pass side one and they wanted over $400 so he passed. Ford did take the bad part out and i have that. Everything seems to work other than the 2 pass side just blows mixed warmish air. The driver side blows ice cold and hot and it does change from front to feet to defrost, etc.

I notice you took everything apart but what is needed to just put in a new pass side one and do you know the part # so i can confirm from Ford?

Is ford the best place to buy the part?

I will post pic's of whats needed to just replace pass side that controls temp.

Thanks,

Well, it's been a few weeks since I did it, but from my recolection, all you need to do is remove the center stack, glove compartment, airbag, and some other small odds and ends. In fact, you may not even need to pull the center stack trim. You may be able to remove the glove compartment without that, then the air bag comes out with the removal of 4 silver colored 10mm bolts. Of course, be careful when you remove the air bag. Any static electricity can set them off.

The part number should be the same as in the pic I posted. And honestly, I didn't shop around, my dealership charged $30-somthing for it, and it wasn't worth it to shop much, especially due to my accute lack of patience.
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Well, it's been a few weeks since I did it, but from my recolection, all you need to do is remove the center stack, glove compartment, airbag, and some other small odds and ends. In fact, you may not even need to pull the center stack trim. You may be able to remove the glove compartment without that, then the air bag comes out with the removal of 4 silver colored 10mm bolts. Of course, be careful when you remove the air bag. Any static electricity can set them off.

The part number should be the same as in the pic I posted. And honestly, I didn't shop around, my dealership charged $30-something for it, and it wasn't worth it to shop much, especially due to my accute lack of patience.
so the air bag can still go off with the battery out and the airbag turned in the off position? Guess i better do some research on safe airbag remove. Guessing i need to unplug the airbag before taking out the 4 10mm bolts. Can it still go off after unplugging it?

Has anyone replaced just the pass side?
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