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Old 12-30-2007
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Icon5 Blend Door Fix, breaking nails

I have that blend door problem and used that great write up at http://www.blenddoorfix.netfirms.com/
Anyways, i got it to work, but only a couple of times. It keeps breaking whatever I am sticking threw the hole when I turn it back to heat, thats some strong force !! I tried a cut nail and cut a drill bit. What did yall use to fix this?
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I have an Explorer EATC blend door actuator (and EATC) and it's not been a problem.
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?Thats how you fixed it? I wouldnt want to take the dash out if I can get this to work.
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I didn't. Just the actuator was replace and you've already had yours out.

Take a look at my Cardomain on pages 13-18. It's a how-to on putting EATC in your truck and on one page I cover the actuator. Not sure there's much there for you but you can see I take it out and replace it without taking the dash apart -- even taking out the screws. It appears your newer one snaps in, but some older models you have to use the screws.

I have never taken my dash apart and like you I'd like to never have to!
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Thanks a hec of alot! I will try this NewYears
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I have never taken my dash apart and like you I'd like to never have to!
Ah its not as bad as it seems...You just need to figure out where Ford hid all the nuts and bolts. I had to pull mine last year for a new heater core. A couple beers, a pack of smokes, and a few words and it was done.
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lol! I won't ask about the words...I know pulling it's not terrible -- I'm just terribly lazy, lol...
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I figured it out, I had to re-tap a hole slightly angled to get it to fit right back in the hole. Thought I would pass it on for when it happens to another ranger.
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