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Heating Hi, My girlfirend has a Kia spectra, when you turn on the heat it comes out fine. But, when you use the dial to select if the air comes out at your feet, face, or on the windshield it will not change, it just stays where it is blowing at the face level. Is this a hard fix? Anyone else have this problem, that can give me an estimate on cost of repairs?

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  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    On my 2004 Spectra, the air is always blowing from the defrost vents, and cannot be changed.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    i put new switch in and still wont change modes



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I had a similar problem on my Shuma ll (Spectra) after fitting a radio into the dash. My problem was that I could not adjust the heating level. One of the connectors had partly dislodged during the radio fit and once put back in all was ok. If you haven't had the car from new remove the radio and check the cables before spending money in a garage.

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All you need is a inside control in it there easy to put on,and id get a good used one from a junk yard ,it will work as good as a new one will,and will be a lot cheaper also i usually charge around 75 dollars for parts and labor on this job its not hard to do at all,,good luck i hope this helps.

Posted on May 15, 2008

  • mike bohl Feb 02, 2011

    What is the name of that rod near the drivers pedal? i know the missing rod is the problem i just cant find the name of the rod. if you could please email me at it would be appreciated.



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