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Lancer 2002, change heater control switch

My lancer Heater control switch is broaken.
How do i replace heater control switch?
the switch on my car's heating control will not turn over to the heating side...

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  • ts33 Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with my lancer 2003, I went to the dealership, and they are telling me that they have to get a new heater control head. That would be at least $650. The guy told me that it happened in old lancer. Is there any recall regarding that problem??

  • loumezzo Jan 23, 2009

    I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer and the heater/air control knob is hard to turn. Took it to dealer but to repair it is $1700.00 because they have to remove the whole dash. Would like to know if there is another option.

    Thank you for your attention.

    LouEva Cheek

  • amdalmon Mar 20, 2009

    on my car the knob has actually broke in the last week or so. I cannot find a replacement for it without buying it from a dealer... the part is $390.00. Anyone know where to find one?

  • tyrwhite May 04, 2009

    cutter_spaul I have the same problem. What specifically is the $18.00 gear you had to buy from the dealership? I'm having a hard time finding the proper part.

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Contrary to what the dealership tells you you don't have to take out the entire dash to fix the heater switch, all you have to do is first locate a heater switch which I thought was imposible to find too, but I found one online for 165 bucks from a used autoparts store, then all you do is take off the molding that surrounds your stereo, then take out your stereo, then you will see a blue cable on the right side and a black one on the left carefully disconnect those and the two wireing harnesses in the back the upper one is white the lower is black, then pull the unit out and put the other back in the same way, now it's still going to stick cause of those moron engineers so if you kneel on the ground and look next to your gas pedal you will see to pieces of white plastic that is why you can't switch to heat that flimsy cabel has to push that gear forward, that gear is sticky so it won't go forward, there is a replacement gear to fix that problem that should be about 18.00 from the dealership. it took me about an hour or less to do the whole operation. I just literally finished it 20 minutes ago in my wifes lancer which i broke that knob off of. Good luck if you havent figured it out yet.

Allen

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • djgm_chapin Jul 11, 2011

    i broke the heater switch one year ago and i finally found a used replacement but is still hard to turn hopefully it works when changing gear

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I have the same problem.... It is an easy thing to fix. What it is, is the cable has jamed up in the casing, but you can manually pull and push the cable. On the drivers side of the car under the steering wheel above the gas/brake pedals there should be a bunch of wiring. To the right of all the wiring and mess there should be a cable if you reach in far enough. It will probablly take you a while to find it. It would most likley be surrounded by white plastic. once you find the cable you can pull it and push it, When you do pull/push it you will see the knob turn on your console.

The best thing to do is bring it to a dealership. There is a recall on the lancer for this problem because so many people get this problem.

If you still have any problems drop me an e-mail
[email protected]

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • justchillinu Oct 28, 2010

    Thanks for the help with this, The parts needed for the gear/linkage can be found on the bottom of the service notice found on this page
    http://members.cox.net/elixirm2u81/tsb/t...

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