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Circulation vents I changed out my battery a few days ago, and now the circulation vents for my climate control system will not change from defrost to the other vents when I manually select them. The A/C blows fine. I just can't get the flow to where I want it - front/facial vents

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Did you start the car immediatly after replacing the battery?

If so, u can't do that it has to sit for 10 mins after for it to read all of it's codes....

remove the battery cabel for 10 mins replace it and let the car sit for 10 mins before touching the ignition.

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