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Old 07-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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I'm MELTING!!!!

It's 104 today and I cannot get this damn air conditioning to work. Errors:
00 [000] Ventilation flap motor
01 [001] Defroster flap motor
02 [002] footwell flap motor
03 [003] fresh air/air circulation flap motor left
04 [004] fresh air/air circulation flap motor right

PLEASE HELP BEFORE I MELT INTO A POOL OF SWEAT!!!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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I replied to your other thread. It's probably #5 in this diagram.



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Or... #10



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I know how to replace #5, how do I test it and #10, where the hell is that?
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No idea, just looking for any "flap" related to the ac system!
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Thanks Jake! I can hear the blower working hard and feeling a slight breeze coming out of the vents. Teasing me.

Anyone have this part laying around that I could purchase?
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Is there a way you can just rip the entire dash apart, run the ac and see if it blows fully? Then you can maybe see if the problem lies deeper in the system.
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Air gets cold at my feet and I can hear the blower working hard so I know that it's not those things, I think it's the flap motor(s) not opening the main vents. If thats so then its #5 right?
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Why would all of them show an error? Maybe there is a fuse blown???
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Anyone??? How can I test the motor to see if it works?
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I can't help you but I can provide comfort. I drove my car 225 miles with no A/C...it was 104 degrees. Then my black pleather made my ass sweat profusely. I looked like a shat myself when I got out.
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I can't help you but I can provide comfort. I drove my car 225 miles with no A/C...it was 104 degrees. Then my black pleather made my ass sweat profusely. I looked like a shat myself when I got out.
that just makes me feel bad for you, not any better for me

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I can't help you but I can provide comfort. I drove my car 225 miles with no A/C...it was 104 degrees. Then my black pleather made my ass sweat profusely. I looked like a shat myself when I got out.
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that just makes me feel bad for you, not any better for me

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I tried...

Get it fixed yet?
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Why would all of them show an error? Maybe there is a fuse blown???
I would never solely rely on the errors to tell you what is going on. Could be one thing which snowballs and affects other things which throws the code.
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How can I test the motors to see, where can I force the vents open.

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Look for someone with a GT1/DIS, you can test the flaps/motors and more to see if they are moving.
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