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I have a 1994 town car that I need to put a blend door actuator in . Can you tell me how to do this.

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  • swilsonsr Nov 10, 2010

    This blend door actuator is not for the door but for the heater inside the desh.

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You will need to first disconnect battery ground cable and then remove the instrument panel (the hardest part of this job because it takes some time to get everything off) After you do that, you will need to remove four A/C electronic blend door actuator retaining screw and then remove the A/C electronic blend door actuator.


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If you remove the door panel you will have a hard time seeing the actuator. The actuator is installed using rivets so they don't hit the door when closed. If you can do this you will be very lucky as most professionals dread this work. The edges re VERY RAZOR SHARP so put tape - lots of tape over the edges before putting your hands in the door.

Put the window all the way up and shine a flash light inside the door - you will see the actuator. Before you try removing it - be sure to spray it with WD40 - tap on it with a hammer and also try to pull the unit up and down with pushing the window control. ALSO - be sure to check the electrical connections and wires. Sometimes the wires get skewered going through the harness. Also be sure the switch is good before replacing. If you decide to replace it yourself please - get the instructions FREE from a dealer. Give them your VIN # and they will give you pictures and also schematics that I don't have the ability to share here.

Best of it.
Gary @ Fix Ya

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • Gary Rice
    Gary Rice Nov 10, 2010

    Hi again,
    I see - 'blend door' for pushing air from the blower motor to more than one vent. The short answer is to go to the dealer with your VIN # - ask first about recalls and then ask for a blow up and instructions as I am unable to show you the pictured/instructions necessary to complete the task. Not sure if you know it but you will need some specialized wrenches and remember to remove the negative cable before pulling any electrical connections and also use a video and or camera as this will eliminate any confusion when putting the unit back together. This is a job for the very experienced mechanic and I wish you the best.

    Thanks,
    Gary @ FixYa

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