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Old 10-31-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Sure is cold on the passenger side......

Now that it is getting cooler, I have been running the heater some. I noticed that it seemed a little cool in the car in the mornings. This evening, my 12 year old son said, "Dad, when is Bonne going to warm up?" I said it already was and that I was actually hot. He said, "It sure is cold on the passenger side"!

The heat is great on the driver'* side, but blowing ice-cold air on the passenger side. Switched between manual vs. auto temp control, floor, panel, defrost, rotated temperature selection - no difference. Anything coming out of the passenger side is ice-cold. The driver'* side is hot.

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There are heater/cooling controls for each side. If you turn the right ****, you will see the temperature setting for the passenger side. Left is for drivers side.
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Unless he'* controlling the overall temp and the passenger side isn't switching.
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There are heater/cooling controls for each side. If you turn the right ****, you will see the temperature setting for the passenger side. Left is for drivers side.
Seriously? Are you having a bad day? Give me a break........

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Unless he'* controlling the overall temp and the passenger side isn't switching.
Something is not switching. When I rotate the passenger temperature control, the air temperature doesn't change.
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Seriously? Are you having a bad day? Give me a break........



Something is not switching. When I rotate the passenger temperature control, the air temperature doesn't change.
I've heard of this, but only during the summer where it wouldn't blow cold air. This is a new one for me.
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I am getting kind of used to hearing that with this car! I've done more searching on the site. Would the air mix actuator do this?
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The name sounds like it could control that.
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Hey.... itz happened here more than once.

The car has dual climate control and two actuators. Either the passenger mechanism is stuck or the actuator motor broke. I havent been inside the dash or know of anyone w/GXP that has. But always been a bitch of a job in cars past though.
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Well, you may have a point. I have seen some pretty interesting posts online - water under the bridge.

I will tear it apart and post how it goes.
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Would be an awesome writeup. I did a search of the Forum about it and only found one other thread with this problem in a newer Bonne. It ended unresolved. There was a similar one but that was the opposite problem and fixed with a freon charge.
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