Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
I can turn it over to the heat side, but it bounces back to cold
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
There is a service bulliten on this issue. New blend link and lever (the part you turn by hand under the dash) and a blend door kit. Also to add HVAC filter if the car isn't equipped. Must remove the HVAC unit to install the blend door (dash R&R). Everyone needs to complain at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ to get a recall. Heater and defrost is required by NHTSA as I understand so it is saftey related.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
I have had the same issue what i ended up doing to fix the issue with the heater knob bouncing back was. Replace the 2 plastic gears and the cable as it becomes weak over time. Have not had an issue since I replaced them. It is 2 gears and the black cable I did this in September and have had no issues since easy to turn did not bounce back. Part of the bounce back is the cable becomes weak and will coil up.
I am now having the SAME issue with the vent selector same issue as the heat control. I am going to be ordering the parts tomorrow from MITSU...
Posted on May 23, 2010
I had the same deal. Here is a permanent fix.
1. take out the head unit and screws behind knobs
2. remove cd player or deck
3. Take wire if loose and purchase a really good glue the kind that takes 24 hrs. to dry and glue the wire that turns on the defrost to a little white piece nearby.
4. allow 24 hrs and your defrost is now working without any slip.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
Cable to heater control valve kinked or coming apart heater control valve could be going bad
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
this is due to the cable behind the dash kinking when you move the knob at worst you may need a new cable at best you can try to get your head under the dash and reposition the cable eg. cable tie it over to one side so it dosn't kink
its not to hard to do just a little hard to get to good luck
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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