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Floor heater diverter stuck

The diverter which allows ventilation air to blow to the floor level is somehow 'stuck'. Turning it off and on, switching to the windshield or dashboard vents won't unstick it. (Those work fine.) If I can get a picture of what it looks like and where it is, I could perhaps give it a nudge or something. Is it vacuum operated? Electric? I don't want to start taking things apart haphazardly, but my feet are cold! Thanks, Ken E

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    Ken Ellingson Dec 17, 2008

    Someone told me to go buy a manual for the vehicle. That's precisely what I was trying to avoid by posting it on FixYa. I'm hoping for an appropriate scan(s) out of a manual, not the whole thing!

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This sounds like a vacume line is damaged or broken! Check lines! one may be pinched!
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In the duct work or engine compartment are vacuum lines that are collapsed ,melted or broken that feed the vacuum pressure to open and close the doors.
Tough job finding them if you are not a mechanic!

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It is electrically controlled. If you go and buy a haynes manual or a chilton manual (or just look at one in an auto parts store) then you can find the exact way to access it for your specific vehicle as diagrams aren't available online. If you have any questions with this, let me know but the manual will be the easiest thing to go with or you can also go to your local dealer and they should have factory diagrams which aren't always as helpful as the manuals.

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    Benjamin Patri Dec 17, 2008

    We don't have scans of the manual but if you go to the dealer, they can provide you copies from any page of the manuals that they will have but these manuals are not able to be shared online. Another thing to look into is whether the contacts on the knob are bad. The panel should just be held in by clips.

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On humid, do not blow cold air on the windshield. The windshield could fog up because of the difference in air temperature on the inside and outside of the windshield.

Keep the area under the front seats clear to allow air to circulate throughout the vehicle.

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Fan speed ---- Any setting except "OFF"
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Air flow ---- FLOOR
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Press the "A/C" button on for dehumidified heating.

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Fan speed --- Any setting except 'OFF"
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Fan speed --- Any setting except 'OFF"
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The inside of the windshield

For best results, set controls to:

Fan speed --- Any setting except 'OFF"
Temperature --- Towards WARM (red zone) to heat; COLD (blue zone) to cool
Air intake --- FRESH (outside air)
Air flow --- WINDSHIELD
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The outside of the windshield

For best results, set controls to:

Fan speed --- Any setting except 'OFF"
Temperature --- Towards WARM (red zone)
Air intake --- FRESH (outside air)
Air flow --- WINDSHIELD
Air conditioning --- OFF

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The outside of the windshield

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Fan speed --- Any setting except 'OFF"
Temperature --- Towards WARM (red zone)
Air intake --- FRESH (outside air)
Air flow --- WINDSHIELD
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