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Old 07-04-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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The 1995 SSEi I'm getting in a couple days has the electronic climate control. I notced the other day on the test drive that the mode is stuck on Floor/Defrost. Is this a common problem, is there a way to test the control unit to give me a fault code, or is this a problem never seen before?

The system seems to work fine otherwise, meaning the fan speeds and heating/cooling are functioning correctly.

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What do the arrows say on the display? Do they point to the panel vents?
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What do the arrows say on the display? Do they point to the panel vents?
Yes, I beleive they point to the mode that you select, but it doesnt' blow out anything else except floor and defrost vents.

I only got a few minutes with the car the other day on the test drive. I felt I'd be okay as long as I had air coming out, and I'd handle this problem down the road after I pick it up in the next couple days. But are we on to something? I'll get a full description of it'* functions or malfunctions when i pick the car up on Wed. But I do remember the display'* arrows pointing to the vents.

Does this help?
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Theres an air mix chamber door that sometimes gets stuck or the linkage comes loose. As long as the arrows are pointing the selected mode we can walk you through a repair.
Good luck with the purchase and see you back soon.
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My bet is on a vacuum leak. Because defroster/floor is the default position with no vacuum.
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Yes, you have the classic sign of a vacuum leak. Check for a hissing sound at the firewall or in-between the throttle body and the firewall.
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Cool thanks, I'll check the vacuum leaks wne i pick her up on Wed. If I need more help I'll be back...

Thanks.
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Default is it a vacuum leak?

if it doesn't end up being a vacuum leak....there'* a small plastic gear i guess you would call it, that moves the door, i've seen it break on 2 of my cars now. replace that and you're good to go!
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