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Old 06-25-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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I HAVE A 1995 BONNEVILLE SSEi. WHEN I BOUGHT THIS CAR I WAS ONLY GETTING THE A/C. I TOOK IT INTO THE DEALER TO SEE WHY I WAS NOT GETTING ANY HEAT AND THEY TOLD ME THAT SOMEONE HAD TIED THE FLAUATING DOOR OPEN WITH SOME WIRE AND THAT'* WHY I WAS ONLY GETTING AIR. WELL IT WAS ALMOST WINTER SO I TOLD THEM TO TAKE THE WIRE OUT. NOW I'M ONLY GETTING HEAT. THERE'* SOME KINDA OF GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT THAT'* WHERE THAT DOOR IS I WAS TOLD. IT'* NOW HOT HERE IN STOCKTON AND THE DEALER WANTS TO CHARGE $1200.00 TO REPAIR. ANY ONE HAVE ANY IDEAS AS HOW I CAN GET THIS A/C PROBLEM FIX A LITTLE CHEAPER THAN THAT?

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Hey welcome to the club, couple pointers for ya, 1) Post issues in the correct forum, it'll get better visability there. This should be in the 1992-1999 forum 2.) Turn your caps lock off when you post, it'* annoying, and also concidered "shouting". 3.) Put the yr and trim level of your car in the signiture area of your profile

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Sounds like your air mix actuator door is shot. I dunno how mechanically inclined you are, but this is possible to fix yourself, but it'* pretty agonizing. Other wise, if the dealer wants $1,200 to fix it, try out a local shop, not a dealer, the price to fix would prolly be half of the dealer price.

We've had a few ppl around here fix their own before, and if that'* the route you wanna go, I'm sure they'll see this and chime in
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HenOra, can you put your year and trim level in your signature?

And try a search on "redneck fix" with me as the author. I went the cheap and easy route on my OTHER bonneville.
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Default Air Mix Actuator for a 1995 Bonneville SSEi

Thanks Lakeville SSEi for that bit of info. Sorry about all caps. I'm new to the forum site.

Can anyone tell where I can get a Air Mix Actuator and how much one cost and do anyone have instruction on how to replace the actuator door. Just in case my husband try to tackle it.

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Let'* try a bit of troubleshooting first. When you adjust the temperature with the glove compartment door and inner liner removed, and look through the little hole in the metal structuaral brace with a flashlight, can you see the actuator trying to move?

I'd hate to see you try the airmix actuator (which requires the removal of the entire dashboard) and find that it'* another problem.
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A new air-mix actuator is about $80 from the dealer. There are several posts here on the subject with very detailed writeups on how to do this job. You do NOT have to remove the dash (like I did!) Please try the search function for air-mix door or air-mix actuator and you should find all you need.
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