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I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The knob you turn to regulate the air flow for the defrost or heat/cool does not work. The rear one works fine. We've checked the fuse and the relay switch. How do we fix the problem?

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Does the know not turn, or is there just no difference between heat and cool or ?

The knob could be faulty, or the actuator that is connected to the vent flaps that direct the air could be faulty. They are inside the venting behind the dash console and are hard to get to. The knob is connected to either vacuum hoses or electrical wiring that then run to the actuator that moves the venting flaps, heater blower motor, and another that goes to the heater core.

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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 .
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  • 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) .
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  • Each position of the function selector knob is detented for positive engagement.
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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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