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Old 07-10-2007, 01:42 AM   #11
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Thanks and nope it'* not too late Archon. I typically have occaisional weeknights and weekends to work on the car. I thought the procedure would be simple, yet the new OEM actuator simply doesn't fit right in place out of the box (need to get the position of it changed so it fits in place). I probably need some electrical tool or need to follow some simple procedure. Recalibrate an actuator? Maybe I'll do a search for that in electrical. Maybe that'* what'* needed. I'll reread the material forwarded as well.

Since the passenger'* side actuator refuses to move when changing requested temperatures from 60-90 and back (tried both passenger'* and driver'*), then it could be something electrical feeding this actuator. Yet when I read other discussion, I get the idea others had the symptom disappear after simply recharging. I'll have to check the charge again when I get a chance and try the "disconnect from battery" procedure.
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When i was testing my acuators, this is how i lined mine up.

Plug the wire into the actuator. Press auto to have it think it'* changing and moving the doors with the actuators. Press the driver off switch in. When the air shuts off, the actuator should return to the "off" position.

Technically it should return to the off position as soon as you plug the wires into the actuator, but it may not.

Hope this helps.
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I'll have to eventually get this actuator back in place and haven't seen the car in the daylight for 1-2 days.

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Since I believe the car now has the proper amount of refrigerant (seemed to be less than 1 can low and would like to verify in the daylight), is it possible to check for PCM code P0530 or other A/C related codes to see if I have the same/similar problem as OzarkIrish reported in a different thread? I've now only got the old scan tool (from the 80'*?) and don't know anything about the more recent scan tools (like something a nearby Autozone or Advanced Auto would sell and their capabilities).
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Either Advance or AutoZone should be able to scan it for you. If you want just a code reader, like they will use, they are relative inexpensive when compared to a scan tool. I believe that they sell both.
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Thanks a bunch. Much to my surprise, the usage of a code reader from Advanced Auto was FREE. And no codes came up either.

Low and high side pressures were a bit on the low side for outside temperature and humidity. So I did wind up adding more refrigerant; and while the outside temp is now only 70, the inside temp does seem to be feeling quite cooler (not sure if that'* because it'* no longer in the 90'* though).

Got dark too fast to play around with the actuators today.
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