Question about Toyota RAV4

Open Question

Defrost light in my 1996 rav4 blinking

The system does not work much at all in recirculate cabin air mode, but the a/c and fan do work with it off. So...compressor is working and I have freon. This has not been a problem before with the car so something has changed. And this model does not have a cabin air filter. In defrost position the car often becomes sauna like and NO I don't have a bunch of wet stuff in the cabin of the car.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 176 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 olds silhouette - no airflow at defrost vent when in defrost

When you set the Defrost does any air flow from other ports?

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

Ad
  • 60 Answers

SOURCE: Engine Air Filter

The engine air filter is located in the box behind the battery. This box should have 4 metal clips that pop off and you and pick up the top of the box and underneath is the filter.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • 37 Answers

SOURCE: PROBLEM WHEN SELECTING THE DIRECTION FOR THE AIR

Sounds like you have a supply vacuum problem. When you lose supply vacuum to the control head it defaults to defrost.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

dttech
  • 4803 Answers

SOURCE: Can't find the ''cabin air filter'' on my 1996 Honda Odyssey

A 1996 Honda Odyssey is not equipped with a cabin air filter. If I was looking for a restriction in the cabin air, the first place I would look is on the inlet side of the A/C condensor. ALL cabin air travels through the A/C condensor ALL of the time. (The heater core only sees air when the temp door is not directing the air around it and always after it has been through the condensor first.) I have seen gunk as hard as concrete clogging the condensor just from layers of dirt that collects on the wet coils then dries.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

Testimonial: "Dear dttech, Thanks for the tip on the possible blockage on the inlet side of the AC condensor. Makes alot of sense and I will check there tonight. Is is difficult to access that area and how can I clean it once I get to it. Do I have to completely remove the condensor ? Thanks again for your help."

  • 860 Answers

SOURCE: How I can replace cabin air filter in toyota rav4?

the cabin filter is behind glove box, open glove box an release it so it opens farther to get to filter ( should be release clips at sides of glove box)

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Inside cab blows out hot air controls are off but air still comes out


OUTSIDE AIR: Press this button to direct the system to use outside air.
Pressing the OUTSIDE AIR button will cancel the RECIRCULATION button.

RECIRCULATION: Press this button to limit the amount of outside air entering your vehicle.
This is helpful when you are trying to limit odors entering your vehicle or attempting to quickly cool down the interior. Pressing RECIRCULATION will recirculate air continuously.

RECIRCULATION is used when the fan control is OFF to limit odors, outside air and dust from entering your vehicle. All button lights will go off. The last setting selected will activate when the blower is turned back on.
Pressing the RECIRCULATION button will cancel the OUTSIDE AIR button. To return to normal operation and to prevent stale air, be sure to return the OUTSIDE AIR.

Between HEATER and BLEND mode, outside air is forced to reduce window fogging. If the RECIRCULATION button is pressed, the LED indicator will flash three times indicating that forced outside air is activated and RECIRCULATION is not available.

I think what your experiencing is normal. If you want to keep cold air form coming into the cabin, press the recirc button.

I hope this helped, icon_e_biggrin.gif

Aug 23, 2014 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

2008 RAV4 defroster doesn't clear windows at temps below freezing


front or rear defrost?
what windows, there are many, front windshield?????
front:
dont use RECIRC mode. use fresh air, only
and make sure the dampers are in fact sending hot air to the windshield. if the dampers are not working it needs service
or a simpled blown fuses in the fuse box.
also, the car can have water engress. are the any damp spots
on the carperts. anywhere.?
are you using the A/C defrost mode, does it work.
do you know how to tell, its easy, check A/C mode.
A/c is also a dehydration system for the whole cab, it even ejects
water to the ground as you drive.

Jan 18, 2014 | Toyota RAV4 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The air conditioner will not turn off on my 2006 Kia Sedona EX. Air blows cold, but no matter where you set the control knobs for A/C system or fan controls, air continues to flow at a constant rate, even...


If yu didn't already try, make sure your setting is not on defrost or defrost floor. This car automatically puts the setting on ac and recirculation. Turn it he setting off defrost and try again

Oct 21, 2013 | 2006 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

Blinking AC button of Honda Civic 2003


HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
HONDA CIVIC 2001 - 2005
How to retrieve DTC:
The heater control panel has self-diagnosis function. To run the self-diagnosis function, do the following:
1.Turn the blower fan OFF.
2.Press and hold the recirculation control switch and the rear window defogger switch down.
3.Turn the ignition switch ON (ll).
4.Release both switches. The recirculation indicator and the rear window defogger indicators come on. The recirculation indicator goes off 3 seconds later and the A/C indicator comes on, then the self-diagnosis will begin. About 10 seconds later, the self-diagnosis will finish and the A/C indicator goes off.
- If any trouble is found, the recirculation indicator blinks the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) to indicate a faulty circuit or component.
- If the system is ok, the recirculation indicator stays off.

DTC TROUBLESHOOTING INDEX
DTC (Recirculation indication blinks) Detection Item Page
7An open in the air mix control motor circuit.21 - 16
8A short in the air mix control motor circuit.21 - 16
9A problem in the air mix control linkage, door, or motor.21 - 17
10An open or short in the mode control motor circuit.21 - 18
11A problem in the mode control linkage, doors, or motor.21 -19
12A problem in the blower motor circuit.21 - 20
13A problem in the EEPROM in the heater control panel;
(THE CONTROL PANEL MUST BE REPLACED).21 - 38
14An open in the evaporator temperature sensor circuit.21 - 23
15A short in the evaporator temperature sensor circuit.21 - 24
- In case of multiple problems, the recirculation indicator will indicate only the DTC with the least number of blinks.
- In case of an intermittent failure, the heater control panel will store the DTC until the ignition is turned off.

Mar 17, 2013 | 2003 Honda Civic

1 Answer

How do you get the front defrost to work


is it blowing hot air? do you have it on recirculate? recirculate will stop it from defrosting if the AC is not charged and functioning since the compressor running on defrost removes humidity.

Sep 05, 2012 | 1996 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Temp light flashes when car start up. turn on heater and blows cold air on passenger side, and barely warm on driver side. No blowing air from defroster. Will work occasionally but usually it is this...


Air Door Actuators/Motors Removal & Installation Recirculation Actuator 1996 - 1999 1996 - 1999 HVAC Actuators gm-10-00-1840.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the left sound insulator panel.
  2. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the recirculation actuator.
  3. Remove the recirculation actuator from the valve.
To Install:
  1. Connect the recirculation actuator to the valve.
  2. Clip the recirculation actuator to the air inlet.
  3. Connect the vacuum hose to the recirculation actuator.
  4. Install the left sound insulator panel.
2000 - 2005 2000 - 2005 Recirculation Actuator gm-10-00-1559.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the instrument panel compartment.
  2. Remove the right sound insulator.
  3. Remove the dash integration module from the bracket.
  4. Remove the 2 dash integration module bracket fasteners and position the bracket to gain access to the recirculation actuator.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the recirculation actuator.
  6. Remove the recirculation actuator.
To Install:
  1. Install the recirculation actuator and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm).
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the recirculation actuator.
  3. Install the dash integration module bracket and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm).
  4. Install the dash integration module into the bracket.
  5. Install the right sound insulator.
  6. Install the instrument panel compartment.
  7. Recalibrate the actuator.
Defroster Valve Actuator 1996 - 1999 1996 - 1999 HVAC Actuators gm-10-00-1840.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the air distributor assembly.
  2. Unclip the defroster valve actuator from the air inlet.
  3. Disconnect the defroster valve actuator from the valve.
To Install:
  1. Disconnect the defroster valve actuator from the valve.
  2. Clip the defroster valve actuator from the air inlet.
  3. Install the air distributor assembly.
Heater/Bi-Level Actuator 1996 - 1999 1996 - 1999 HVAC Actuators gm-10-00-1840.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the air distributor assembly.
  2. Remove the clip and the screws that fasten the 2 halves of the air distributor assembly and separate the air distributor assembly.
  3. Unclip and disconnect the heater/bi-level actuator from the valve.
To Install:
  1. Connect and clip the heater/bi-level actuator to the valve.
  2. Fasten the 2 halves of the air distributor assembly together and torque the fasteners to 13 in-lbs (1.5 Nm).
  3. Install the air distributor assembly.
Temperature Actuator 1996 - 1999 1996 - 1999 HVAC Actuators gm-10-00-1840.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the instrument panel assembly.
  2. By snapping the rod out of the valve, remove the temperature valve link rod from the temperature valve.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the temperature actuator.
  4. Remove the temperature actuator.
To Install:
  1. Install the temperature actuator and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm).
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the temperature actuator.
  3. Start the vehicle.
  4. Set the fan to position to high.
  5. Set the temperature to full hot.
  6. Allow a minimum of 45 seconds for the temperature valve actuator to move to the full hot position.
  7. Move the temperature valve to the full hot position.
  8. Snap the temperature valve link rod into the temperature valve.
  9. Install the instrument panel assembly.
Mode Actuator 2000 - 2005 Mode and Left Air Temperature Actuator gm-10-00-1560.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the left side sound insulator panel.
  2. Remove the knee bolster.
  3. Remove the instrument panel cluster. (Automatic HVAC)
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the left air temperature actuator. (Automatic HVAC)
  5. Remove the left air temperature actuator. (Automatic HVAC)
  6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the mode actuator.
  7. Remove the mode actuator.
To Install:
  1. Align the mode door levers with the cam slots.
  2. Install the mode actuator and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm).
  3. Connect the electrical connector to the mode actuator.
  4. Install the left air temperature actuator and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm). (Automatic HVAC)
  5. Connect the electrical connector to the left air temperature actuator. (Automatic HVAC)
  6. Install the instrument panel cluster. (Automatic HVAC)
  7. Install the knee bolster.
  8. Install the left side sound insulator panel.
  9. Recalibrate the actuators.
Left Air Temperature Actuator 2000 - 2005 Mode and Left Air Temperature Actuator gm-10-00-1560.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the left side sound insulator panel.
  2. Remove the knee bolster.
  3. Remove the instrument panel cluster.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the left air temperature actuator.
  5. Remove the left air temperature actuator retaining screws.
  6. Remove the left air temperature actuator.
To Install:
  1. Install the left air temperature actuator and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm).
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the left air temperature actuator.
  3. Install the instrument panel cluster.
  4. Install the knee bolster.
  5. Install the left side sound insulator panel.
  6. Recalibrate the actuators.
Air temperature Actuator (Manual), Right Air temperature Actuator (Automatic) 2000 - 2005 Right Air Temperature Actuator gm-10-00-1561.gif

To Remove:
  1. Remove the instrument panel compartment.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the air temperature actuator.
  3. Remove the right air temperature actuator.
To Install:
  1. Install the air temperature actuator and torque the fasteners to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm).
  2. Connect the electrical connector to the air temperature actuator.
  3. Install the instrument panel compartment.
  4. Recalibrate the actuators.
prev.gif next.gif

Nov 03, 2010 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Recirclation light blinks on and off and will not stay on anf fan does not blow at full force when it's switch to level 5.


{: ) Regardless of the blower motor switch position, recirculation is available only in the panel and bi-level mode switch positions. Including the OFF position. The mode switch must be placed in either the panel or bi-level position before the blower motor switch is placed in the OFF position. In order to reduce windshield fogging, outside air is circulated when the mode switch is in the defrost or defog positions. If the recirculation switch is pressed into the ON position when the mode switch is in an unavailable mode position, then the recirculation switch LED will flash 3 times. If the HVAC control module detects a fault with the recirc door the HVAC control module will try to drive the actuator for a predetermined amount of time, to outside air, which is the defaulted position for the recirculation actuator.
As for your blower not full force at level 5, check first the BLWR fuse 40A at the underhood fuse block. If its okay, most likely you have a malfunctioning blower motor resistor assembly.

Jul 06, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

1 Answer

Air flow out of A/C (HVAC) seems to be partially blocked. Noise increases with increased fan speed settings, but flow barely changes. Even on maximum setting the flow is not enough to reach driver or...


One of the Actuators for the doors inside your dash that controls and diverts air might not be working correctly. You may have to either replace the Actuator or Replace the A/C Heater Control. Your vehicle does not come with a Cabin Air Filter.

Jun 26, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

1 Answer

Will not defrost , interior is humid(has heat), but when car shuts off interior windows freeze and must scrap ice off inside glass to see. problem is accumulative....more we drive the worse it gets


Could a symptom of 3 or more problems: (1) Sounds like you have got the cabin air intake set to "recirculate" air from within the cabin. Once the car is warmed up in cold weather you need to move the cabin air intake control so that it draws air in from outside the vehicle. Having the air intake set to "recirculate" with the windows closed means that the occupants' breath causes the windows to mist up - this gets worse the longer the car is driven, and this is exactly the problem you're experiencing. (2) If, however, the air intake is actually set correctly, then the air vents would appear to be blocked, either with debris such as leaves, or snow or ice (this would have the same effect as having the heating controls set to recirculate cabin air. (3) There is a possibility that the cabin air filter (if one is fitted) is blocked - replacement or removal should solve the problem.

Dec 13, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Tercel

1 Answer

2007 F-150 Supercrew Lariat Cabin Air Filter


According to the shop manual you do not have one.
Air Distribution and Filtering adobe.gif Printable View (79 KB) NOTE: The air distribution system of this vehicle cannot be equipped with a cabin air filter.
There are 2 sources of air available to the air distribution system:
  • Outside air
  • Recirculated air
Recirculated air is automatically used when the electronic manual temperature control mode selector is set in the MAX A/C or OFF modes and can be selected in any mode other than MAX A/C, OFF or DEFROST by selecting the RECIRC button. Recirculated air is available in all modes except DEFROST. If the vehicle is equipped with an electronic automatic temperature control (EATC) system, recirculated air is used in OFF and is available in all modes except DEFROST. RECIRC mode is a timed function in FLOOR and FLOOR/DEFROST.
Air distribution within the vehicle is determined by the electronic manual temperature control (EMTC) function selector switch position, or is controlled by the EATC system in the AUTOMATIC mode. The air distribution mode on EATC vehicles may be overridden by the driver if desired. Air distribution doors are used to direct airflow within the heater core and evaporator core housing and the plenum chamber. An electronic mode door actuator is used to position these air distribution doors. One air inlet mode door is used to switch between FRESH or RECIRC air inlet. An electric actuator is used to position the air inlet mode door.
Air enters the passenger compartment from the:
  • instrument panel A/C registers.
  • heater outlet floor ducts.
  • windshield defroster duct.
  • side window demisters.
  • center flow-through console (if equipped).
Passenger compartment air is exhausted from the vehicle through open windows or body air vents.

Mar 08, 2009 | 2007 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

40 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8572 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...