Or another option is to swap it out with one of the other actuators. A blend door actuator is made up of an electric motor that turns a plastic gear set in one direction or another which is connected to an air control door pivot at the final drive of the unit. Evidently they didn't have to take out the entire dash as our dashes are somewhat modular, and they have a lot of experience replacing these things. Found on another forum, the re-calibrate process, and will try that after buttoning up the under dash parts and pieces. A battery disconnect sends the doors into a calibrate mode and I can hear them cycle in the dash. This will expose the heater box with various controls including any wiring. Update on my rescue Challenger: I have been dealing with the annoying clicking noise for a couple of months, and have located it, as being a bad blend door actuator.
Or you can see what you are paying for when taking your car in for repairs. There are a few more videos for Dodges, but mostly for Rams pickups. You will be able to feel the air change temperature or vent level. They called me the next day and said that the door was fixed. If there is any more issues, he will order a new one and replace Sorry for not coming back and updating. It's free an easy, give it a try. What's going on is you have a Dorman part installed instead of a Mopar one installed on the driver side.
There should be two or three screws holding it in place. Yes they are different vehicles, but the process is very similar. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the blend door actuator located on the driver side of the air distribution housing. Be careful not to cross thread the mounting screws because they thread into the plastic housing and can easily strip, do not over tighten. If that fails it is likely that the air temperature control blend door is sticking to in the heated air position, this is either due to the door being warped and sticking inside the duct work or the electric actuator for the door being defective, both are usually replaced. That will calibrate, I think? On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Air Blend Door Actuator products for the 2012 Dodge Charger. These clips can be brittle and break so be gentle.
Then locate and identify the actuator to be replaced. I know that happened with a Dorman one I bought and i believe I saw something similar to what you describe. Inspect the connector for rust or corrosion and clean as needed. The dealer will know what to do, and will have the tools to do it. Also if you gave Chrysler your Vin number they should be able to look up what part it is and tell you for sure. It begins as soon as i open my car door, i don't even have to turn the car on. Once all of the mounting screws have been removed the actuator should become loose.
How do I fix it? If so this could also be an issue that the switch itself is gone bad or a relay to that particular control has gone out. If you pull the actuator off can you see a part number on it? I know there is a blend door calibrate function, but no idea how to manually force a recalibrate. The blend door actuator was clicking so I replaced it. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. Do not tighten the first screw you have threaded in until all of the screws because it will make the remainder of the screws harder to install. Nov 22, 2012 Just had this happen today to my 2007 silverado heat on the right side cold air on the left side. You then slide the pin that sticks out of the arm into the groove on the blend door as you re-attach the actuator to the underside of the dash.
These repairs can take a little longer because more parts need to be removed to gain access to the actuator. So, since this is a common problem is there a recall on it? Just putting the other option out here in case your vehicle is equipped with the option. I get cold air on driver side and warm air on the passenger side. Nov 28, 2012 As per your problem mentioned. Jay thank you for the response I will definately try that for the free and easy check. I drove two hours down to the dealership and they could immediately hear the blend door trying to do it's thing.
No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Air Blend Door Actuator product you desperately need. After engine was off 15 minutes and restarted heat was on both sides. This can take some jostling to get the bolts holes lined up so hang in there. I suspect the door jamb switch or a bad ground. The dealer will also know how to disassemble and more importantly assemble the dash properly etc. I thought it was something in the glove box and ignored it. Grasp the actuator and pull it from its mount to remove.
Disconneted the negative cable and it is still doing it. Once released gently pull down on the wiring connector and remove it from the blend door actuator. To test the blend door operation and too double check that you are changing the correct actuator motor turn the blower motor on and work the door in each way. Once all screws are in place firmly push the wiring harness connector back into the actuator. Some of our top Air Blend Door Actuator product brands are. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. This door is controlled by a vacuum operated solenoid.