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Park avenue sometimes blows hot and cold air out of dash

Sometimes the diverter valve behind the glove compartment doesnt work right and allows air to flow from dash which is hot for the passenger and cold for the driver. what is the valve called behind the glove compartment? I have heard it will cause the problem. I want to buy one but dont know what its called

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It is a dealer item if youi want it new I would not trust a used one. All the problem is is thst the hing on it is coroded.

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