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DASHBOARD TEMPERATURE CONTROL

DOES NOT CHANGE VENT LOCATION AND COMPRESSOR NOT RUN

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I dont know about 2004 but in the past years the actuator cable or for electric actuators whey become disconnected or a pinched wire. Its a place to start! good luck things are tight inside the dash console.

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1. Check Drive Belts,If belt is intact proceed to the next step.
2. Check for Compressor Clutch Engagement - Turn the air conditioner to the "on" position and set controls to the coldest setting. Start the engine and allow to idle. Then open the hood and inspect the clutch at the front of the compressor, is it turning? "Engaged" if so, the system has enough refrigerant to activate. If the system is low on refrigerant it will not work properly. In this case an air conditioner recharge kit is needed to recharge the system. If the compressor clutch is not turning proceed to next step.
3. Inspect for Refrigerant Leaks
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