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the heater control on my 99 SW doesn't seem to alter the direction of airflow, can't warm my toes up :(
is it an electrically controlled unit? any clues where to start looking?
climate seems to work fine, just the direction thing. i can only get air blown through the facia vents
 

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Apparently (havn't checked) aftermarket radios are bigger and push on the pipes and jam the flaps, could that be the prob? Mine does the same, been meaning to fit a spacer, or cut a chunk out the back of the radio!
 
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Apparently (havn't checked) aftermarket radios are bigger and push on the pipes and jam the flaps, could that be the prob? Mine does the same, been meaning to fit a spacer, or cut a chunk out the back of the radio!
:rolleyes: interesting you mention that chris. only had the car since saturday, never noticed the heater problem until today, and guess what..........i changed the cd player to an aftermarket one yesterday :rolleyes:
will check it out in the morning, pull it out and see if that helps :thumbs: sounds like too much of a coincidence to not be the case :cool:
 
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took the radio out this morning, didn't seem to be fouling anything :confused:
the control unit that houses the 3 controls is purely electrical though, no cables or pipes coming off it to get trapped :rolleyes: or is the fault in the heater unit itself :confused:

which pipes do you mean chris, i couldn't see anything resembling that in there behind the radio :confused:

i took the console cover out this dinnertime to have a look, also cleaned a heap of fluff from the temperature sensor which can't have been helping the climate readings. but the unit simply has an electrical plug and nothing else :confused:

the control unit actually changed direction on the way home tonight, felt the warm air on my feet which was nice :D i'm wondering about changing the complete 3 dial control unit for a known working one, if anyone has one for sale??? easy enough to change and worth a try, unless anything else can be at fault :rolleyes:
 
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