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Old 11-08-2007
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It was 28 degrees this morning and i'm just 3 hours away from the SC border.

Ha Ha, it was 75 when I got up at 7:00. lol. Love Florida.
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I'll drop the glovebox this afternoon and see if the actuator is bad once I remove it, or if the little selector pin is just damaged. Thanks for the help, guys. I'll keep you updated on me getting it fixed at the shop or not. Because if I can avoid spending $1000, it's sure worth giving it a look-see.
Two of the bolts are pretty easy, the third you can remove the piece of trim from the top of the dash to access with a long extension.
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According to that "Quick Fix" site, there's a release on the glove box, so I don't actually have to unbolt anything. I am busy til around 3, so I won't be able to work on it til then.
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I walked out and looked at my glovebox at lunchtime. I dropped the glovebox with the little quick release tabs on either side and got a look under the dash. The blend door actuator is held in by 3 little bolts, probably 6mm or so. The front two should be no problem but the single bolt in the back is going to be a tight fit. I could barely get my hand far enough in there for my middle finger to brush against the bolt head. I don't know if I'm going to be able to fix it myself or even look at the actuator without taking the dash off.

Carl, take some leave, bring your small man hands down here, and help me change it lol
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My 98 did the same thing I tryed the quick little fix and it lasted maybe a couple days its a temporary fix. My dads friend ordered the whole new unit since hes a parts manager at a ford dealership and I installed it and yes you have to drop the whole dash.

The mechanic who did my engine work used to be a ford tech and we were discussing it one day and he noticed I had a new unit in there and it wasnt the original and he was telling me how they charge 8 hours to do it or so yet theres a trick to do it without dropping the dash. He said they get those in there all the time and the dealerships make mass money out of it because they have the trick to do it without dropping the dash and only taking half the time if that.
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Is it normal for air to blow out the duct thing under the dash when the selector **** is in the off position?
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Carl, take some leave, bring your small man hands down here, and help me change it lol

I wish, I'd bring the Jeep though....

you've got the idea, that's exactly what John and I ran into. That third one is the small hand one.....Luckily I'm blessed...
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Good luck with the fix. It can be done at home, whether you have to drop the dash or not. $600 is a lot of money. A shop around me charges $40

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your in South Carolina, cant get too cold. lol

btw i would just drop the dash myself as well.
it was 38 degress last night in the heart of columbia. i work at a hotel downtown and we have to know what the outside temp is and all that jazz
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I'm hijacking my thread. What hotel, Brice?
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