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2003 taurus climate control won't change from a/c to heat

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This is caused by a failed part called a outlet air temperature control blend door actuator motor, to replace this part the entire dash assembly must be removed.

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Not sure if you were trying to say the temperature does not change when you turn the control to cold? If this is the case then the blend door actuator motor is stuck or bad.

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