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Old 06-07-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Ok, so here'* the story....

On Sunday me and my fiance were taking apart my gear shifter to clean the inside of it because every time I pushed in the lever to put it into drive or whatever I would get some sort of grease on my hand. Well, me being a girl I wasn't to enthused so I asked him to take it apart and clean in. So he cleans it, starts putting it back together and all of a sudden my heat vents start blowing on high and won't shut off!! It apperently fried the unit for the heat/air controls b/c that does'nt work anymore. So we unplug it, still the heat was blowing on high, so he went under the dash and unplugged the blower.

My question....what the heck could of caused this to happen???
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I'd look for any wires that possibly got pinched by the shifter.

Otherwise..I'd yell

DOUG!!!!!!!
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I have my console ripped apart right now. When i get home, i'll look and see what I can see. I don't think that any wires regarding the climate control(assuming you have automatic climate control) run anywhere nearby. Very strange....
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Yeah, it'* a very odd issue indeed. I don't know if maybe it was just a kawinky-dink that it happened while we were doing that or what, but my god if it'* not fixed soon I'm gonna fry to death in the car lol

Here is a picture I found online, the point is to show the heat unit thing but this was the best I could find.
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Forrrrrd
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Yup, auto climate like mine. I know some wires are run right near the area you were at, but I'm not sure if they are for the stereo, or the ACC. Like I said, I'll have to check it out tonight. I hope that it'* nothing to do with the ACC unit itself. I've only tried to remove mine once. If it ever goes bad, I'll put a fire pit in the car for the winter.... Windows for summer.....
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Thanks! Let me know what you happen to find
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Les.. Its a ford. Come on now. You seem surprised that theres a problem thats completely illogical.
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Unless you are omitting some information, playing with the shifter should have no bearing on the ACC. I just got back in from checking, and could find no wires anywhere near the shifter related to the issue. Did you by chance remove the entire center console? I'm afraid I can't be much help on this situation. I am sorry to say that you may need to replace the unit. Unfortunately, I do not have a spare anymore as I sent it off to a friend in Florida. I'll continue to stew over this, as I hate to think I couldn't come up with a nice happy solution. Do you by chance have an aftermarket radio in it?
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