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Where is the air door actuator?
Any Other Strange Noises If you hear a droning or squeaking sound coming from the center of your dashboard, there is most likely something wrong with your blend door actuator. These sounds will usually get louder when you turn on your AC or change the temperature.
What is a temp door actuator?
An actuator moves the blend door automatically when the temperature control is moved. An actuator can be powered by vacuum or by a small motor mounted within the heat and air assembly.
Where is the blend door motor?
Thankfully the blend door actuator is located under the passenger side dash behind the glove box and a footwell trim panel. No dash removal required! It’s about the only “simple” thing on that car………………
Where is the temperature actuator on a car?
Here is a typical right side temperature actuator used for dual climate controls (also temperature for signal mode units). This actuator hangs below the box which is one of the easier units to replace. Begin by using a small screwdriver to release the wiring safety clip on the harness for the actuator.
How can I Test my Blend door actuator?
To test the blend door operation and too double check that you are changing the correct actuator motor turn the blower motor on and work the door in each way. You will be able to feel the air change temperature or vent level.
What does the actuator on a car door do?
This actuator then moves temperature and air direction doors inside the heater plenum (box) which are designed to control mode settings such as temperature, floor, mid vent, defrost and fresh air or re-circulation modes.
How do you install a new actuator on a car?
Install the new part in place as you insert the mounting screws by hand. Be careful not to cross thread the mounting screws because they thread into the plastic housing and can easily strip, (do not over tighten). Once all screws are in place firmly push the wiring harness connector back into the actuator.