Is there something I should check for? Thats is how i fixed mine anyway. I connected it directly to a 12V power source and it will turn. I am trying to figure if it is the actautor or the control. Read this article to learn how to install an airbag suspension. The on and off trick works and resets it. Are you sure you didn't replace the passenger side actuator? This actuator assembly might fit a few other models, but double-check the part numbers for your car. The screw you can see is easy pickens for a socket wrench and the right socket.
It seems that most of the complaints are on split systems where the passenger side doesn't respond to the adjustment. Mechanics call this the lower actuator, because they mount the blend door motor mentioned above higher up on heater case. It seems like the actuator is being told, to turn the shaft, to heat. Here is where the 3rd screw goes. I used my whiz wheel to take off some of the length, making the right angle an even lower profile.
Gently Lift the upper dash cover up, but do not remove it. Although the internal components remain exactly the same, the case that holds them and the mounting holes differ between year, make and models. Be sure to use the right screws for each bracket, as the air bag requires its specific sized bolts in order to correctly mount back up. Maybe the software in my truck needs an update? The blend door or vent door mixes warm and cool air to be sent to your vents. Electrical signals rotate the motor until the doors pointing in the proper position. Also, when inserting the new one, make sure you secure it in position with the screws first and reconnect the cable.
Step 2 — Remove the upper dash mounting bolts There are several 7mm mounting bolts that attach the center console to the interior cabin. I also used a pry bar to lift the duct work slightly to give myself more room. Then just set the driver side temp slude back to cold. Step 7 — Re-install the dashboard The deed is done, now all you have to do is re-install everything that was removed. Unfortunately, they usually don't last long after the overhaul, because the nylon gears deteriorate. I live in Miami and with the humidity it always feels at least 100 degrees outside. Unfortunately, the early versions of this system weren't all that reliable.
Although they give us enough room to back out the retaining bolts, they don't give us enough room to use standard tools on the Traverse and Acadia models. All of these problems come from devices known as actuator assemblies. Power windows are now considered standard. As with the blend door motor you'll hear a click or grinding sound as the gears strip trying to make the adjustments. The heater blend doors act as a gateway to the vehicle's ventilation system. This is a shade tree mechanic fix, it worked for me.
Parts counter people call this the upper actuator. After they install a brand new actuator, they hit the calibrate button and the new parts automatically calibrate. Step 4 — Remove the dashboard brackets There are several brackets holding the dashboard in place. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1999-Present. Diagnosing the Air Conditioning Air Flow Actuator The electronic actuator that controls the direction of airflow is called a blend door actuator. The symptoms associated with this are often complaints that the front windshield is slow to defrost or remains foggy. Since my truck was not initially set up for this type of environment i had 3 upgrades which saved my drive train.
Its held in place with three screws. Sometimes the automakers are put into a situation where they have to use the general public as a test bed of new technology. In the early days we had reliable cables that manually operated the doors putting us in control. This 2004 Chevrolet Silverado came in with a faulty passenger side blend door actuator. Just trying to figure if it is the circuit board in the actuator or maybe the temp control.
Do Not put the long bolts back in the airbag when reassembling. Due to the extensive procedure involved in its replacement, these instructions focus on the passenger side blend door actuator. Here's a tip guys I learned from one of my techs. Dealer says: It is the drivers side blend door actuator. Remove the 7mm dashboard bracket bolts. Calibrating the New Actuators to Work Properly If you replace the parts they will work. Another thing to mention is that some people recommend taking the actuator assemblies apart and attempt to repair them.
Make sure you disconnect the actuator cable before you take it out! Remove the wiring hold down clips from the metal brackets as shown below. I took a voltmeter to the wiring harness itself and do get voltage. On hot and sweaty skipper really wants to know On hot and sweaty skipper really wants to know Are you sure your replaced the right actuator? Wiggle the corner of the dash out as shown below. In addition, we'll provide some technical tips and tricks for this sometimes difficult operation. I will try those reset steps tomorrow when there is daylight. This restores precise temperature control. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1996-2006.