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04 Toyota Highlander Heater control is intermittent, OK for a while and then blows cold air. Twisting/tapping the heater dial gets it going again. My mechanic tried the wrong part, do you have a P/N or description of the right part? Tim

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  • Tim Martin Apr 26, 2010

    I'm almost certain the problem is with the controls on the panel, all I need is the name and part number of the suspected part.

  • Tim Martin Apr 27, 2010

    have checked things suggested, they're OK. Suspect the Potentiometer on the dash, is this part replaceable or will I have to replace the whole dash heat/AC control unit?

  • Tim Martin Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks, that's the info I was looking for, now to find a dealer closer than 150 miles!!
    Tim


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Hello Tim. You have a short in the heater dial switch itself. Go to any Toyota dealership parts department and they will have what you need. Joe

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This vehicle has blend door actuators and the problem is most likely there when you move the dial do you hear a clicking sound from under dash?? you might have a bad heater control has your mechanic verified that both heater hoses are getting hot if this vehicle gets low on coolant the first thing that will happen is the heat will come and go check coolant level!! hope this helps if not repost at fix ya with more info

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Try and check if the heater core is plugged. Find the 2 coolant lines going to the heater core. They are right next to each other with approx 3/4" hoses going to the engine. Now, warm up the engine with the heater on max (don’t turn on the fan). Next, feel if the hoses are warm (maybe HOT!) If they are not warm, then you most likely have a plugged core. A back flush will resolve the issue. If your hoses are warm, turn on the fan. One hose should go cold (or cooler than the other, actually should be about the same temp as the air from your air vents, if there is a plug). If both hoses are hot and stay hot, and you have no heat, then the problem is not with the heater core but with the blend doors.

There are electric motors that operate the "blend doors" inside the dash directing air flow from the heater core and A/C evaporator core to the cab of the vehicle. If you feel a drastic difference in one of the radiator hoses, then replace the thermostat and see what happens. If all the heater and radiator hoses are pretty much the same temperature I would suspect a control problem in the dash controls or in the blend door operation. You’ll need to remove the dash to check these.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

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