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Heater/defrost control knob

Heater/defrost does not respond to selector switch. All fuses are good.

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  • harlythndr Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. A mechanic told me that it operates by vacuum, and the whole control panel will have to be replaced. I haven't checked out the cost on that yet.

  • ronbar82 Jan 09, 2009

    heater\defrost doesnt work. doesnt even turn on

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    PAUL MC G May 11, 2010

    2003 Hyundai WHAT? -- Accent?, Sonata?, Santa Fe?, Elantra?..Tiburon?... etc.??

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Here's the wiring diagram of the manual AC controls. I suspect the problem is in the 'mode' switch/motor.

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Air flow control is accomplished in the following manner:
  • Primary control is through the function selector knob , mounted on the heater function selector switch, which is part of the heater control .
  • The function selector knob has the following positions: OFF, PANEL, PANEL/FLOOR, FLOOR, FLOOR/DEFROST and DEFROST.
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The 2 vacuum control motors:
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MY DISTRABUTION DIAL FOR DEF.,VENT, ETC IS IN DEFROST AND WON'T CHANGE. THE DIAL TURNS BUT NOTHING CHANGES. I NEEN SOME ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO TO FIND PROBLEM AND FIX. THANKS GENO


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Air distribution within the vehicle is determined by the function selector switch position. Two airflow mode doors are used to direct airflow within the heater core and evaporator core housing. The function selector switch/cable assembly is used to position these airflow mode doors. Refer to Section 412-00 for description and operation of each of the system functions.
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Function Selector Cable Assembly
The function selector cable assembly moves the airflow mode doors to the desired position using a 2-sided pull-pull type cable assembly. The function selector controls the cable movement. The end of the cable assembly attaches to the airflow mode door/temperature blend door actuating assembly which transfers the cable movement to the 2 airflow mode doors.
An electrical switch is incorporated into the function selector to notify the A/C switch assembly if DEFROST or FLOOR/DEFROST is selected. When DEFROST or FLOOR/DEFROST is selected, the A/C switch assembly will disable the RECIRC request button and send an A/C request to the powertrain control module (PCM) regardless of the A/C request button indicator ON/OFF status.
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SECTION 412-01: Climate Control 2005 Focus Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 02/25/2004
Function Selector Switch adobe.gif Printable View (173 KB) Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the 4 bolts and position aside the lower steering column cover.
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  1. Remove the function selector knob.
  1. Remove the center instrument panel finish panel.
    • Disconnect the cigar lighter electrical connector.
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  1. Detach the function selector switch.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    1. Remove the screw and detach the function selector switch.
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  1. Detach the function selector cable and remove the function selector switch/cable assembly.
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  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Air Flow Control
Air flow control is accomplished in the following manner:
  • Primary control is through the function selector knob , mounted on the heater function selector switch, which is part of the heater control .
  • The function selector knob has the following positions: OFF, PANEL, PANEL/FLOOR, FLOOR, FLOOR/DEFROST and DEFROST.
  • The heater function selector switch combines a vacuum selector valve with an internal electrical switch.
  • The vacuum selector valve directs source vacuum to various vacuum control motors (18A318) . Refer to the System Airflow Schematic and Vacuum Control Charts.
  • An internal single-pole electrical switch is also controlled by the selector. The switch controls the electrical supply to the heater blower motor switch (18578) .
  • The position of the function selector knob determines the manner in which the system will operate.
  • Each position of the function selector knob is detented for positive engagement.
Temperature Control
The temperature control operates in the following manner:
  • Temperature control of the heater system is determined by the position of the temperature control knob (between COOL-BLUE and WARM-RED) of the heater control .
  • This control knob is connected to a potentiometer mounted in the heater control . This potentiometer is electrically connected to the electric blend door actuator that operates the A/C air temperature control door.


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  • Movement of the control knob from COOL (Blue) to WARM (Red) causes a corresponding movement on the air temperature control door and determines the temperature that the system will maintain.
System uses a reheat method to provide conditioned air to the passenger compartment.
  • All airflow from the blower motor (18527) passes through the A/C evaporator housing .
  • Temperature is then regulated by reheating a portion of the air and blending it with the remaining cool air to the desired temperature.
  • Temperature blending is varied by the air temperature control door, which regulates the amount of air that flows through and/or around the heater core (18476) , where it is then mixed and distributed.
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inside you plenum box:

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There is a vacuum line that operates your selector switch, it is located under the hood, roughly in the center, up against the fire wall. If the line has leaks, your selector switch will not work and therefore all your blower doors will stay shut. Replace the line.

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