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Old 08-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Air Control Modulator on 96 Park Ave

Hello everyone,

I recently dismantled my dash while installing a replacement Pioneer deck, and realized that I was as close as I was was ever probably going to get to the air control modulator in my Park Avenue. Unfortunately the modulator is wore out, and air only arrives through the defrost and floor. While I have my dash taken a apart, is there anyway I could get at the control module and perhaps manually switch it to blow air out the middle dash vents? I know I should just replace it, but I can't really afford the prices I've seen around. Could anyone point me in the correct direction with at least getting at this component? I believe it'* sitting tucked a little deeper behind the glove compartment, does that sound correct?

I have attached what I believe to be looking for. Is there anyway I could just tinker with that component alone to get air to come out my middle vents, or is the replacement of that module the only real option?

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The air diverter system is vacuum controlled, and I believe there is a vacuum line that likes to collapse in there. I don't remember where it is,or what it looks like, but I believe it is in the immediate area of where you will be working.
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rjolly is correct, I read up on mine a bit, because my 96' Park Ave has the same issues, but I think I also may have a leak somewhere, because every year I have to add freon.

Here is what I was reading about the vacuum issue, I'll try to find more info on the problem after I get some sleep, running on fumes right now.

A/C Service Tech Tip: How to redirect the cooled air in late model GM cars
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