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Old 04-23-2003, 10:24 AM   #1
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Interesting thing happened to me today. I had the sunroof opened, all the other windows up, and set the air to be re-circulating. Air was not blowing. I drive on the interstate, get up to 65 and suddenly see the lever move from re-circulate to vent. Freaked me out.

So, I pushed to lever back to re-circulate when I reach the toll booth and drive off. Again it did it again. I don't know if the owner's manual explains this occurence, but I am guessing this happens because of the vacuum I have created in the cabin because of the sunroof up, windows closed, and airflow on re-circulating.


Not a huge problem, but I just wanted to see who else had this occurence. Maybe my car just has a mind of its own........
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Old 04-23-2003, 11:32 AM   #2
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thats crazy and weird
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Old 04-23-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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I gotta try this on the way home....
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Old 04-23-2003, 01:01 PM   #4
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Your car is haunted. Get rid of it.


Give it to me
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:15 PM   #5
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The door is binding, the tension is slowly overcoming the friction in the lever.
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:39 PM   #6
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Sounds like a problem I had a few weeks ago...

I'd put it on one setting, a few minutes later I'd go to change it and it wasn't where I left it. Wierd.

What my problem turned out to be was the wire lever that controls the vents/heat came off completely. Figured this out when I was only getting hot air. Look under the passenger side dash, closer in towards the center of the car. Make sure that wire cable thing is connected where it should be...mine was in a clear sheath, sort of like a derallieur cable for a bicycle...
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Old 04-23-2003, 07:18 PM   #7
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Tried doing that trick on the way home to no avail.

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Old 04-23-2003, 08:27 PM   #8
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I will take a look at the wires. I think I must have loosen something when I took the dash apart (doing some wiring work).


Oh well, if that doesn't fix it, I think my car is haunted. Hey does a haunted car give me more hps and torque?


Oh well, if I can't fix it, it is a neat trick that freaks out my passengers.
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Old 04-23-2003, 08:39 PM   #9
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Don't go taking apart your dash just yet. That's what I did. Took apart half the dash, fiddled around with everything I could find, then eventually just followed that rod/cable down to the passenger floor area. I never had to take off so much as a screw...
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:20 PM   #10
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That happend to me one time as well.
It got to the point where every time I switched to re-circ it would slide it's self back to vent. Eventually it seized completly on vent and I could no longer slide the tab... Then as mysteriously as the problem came, a week or so later, It fixed itself. I've given up trying to explain that one to myself!

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Old 04-25-2003, 03:38 AM   #11
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Yup, same thing happened to me.

What I noticed during that day, it was extremely windy outside while I was driving down on the highway (wind gusts of 40KM+).

I wasn't able to switch it during the drive, but afterwards, not a problem.

I'm thinking it's the wind that was keeping one of the air vents into the cabin opened.
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:23 PM   #12
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Maybe u have a squirrel or cat in the dash or firewall?
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Old 04-26-2003, 12:56 AM   #13
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I thought it was normal.

I figured that there was a blocking plate, keeping fresh air from entering the system when you moved the lever to recirculate. At speeds and with the sunroof open, the pressure outside is enough to force the blocking plate open and thus moves the lever to fresh because they are connected mechanically. But I may just be nuts and you have gremlins.
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:46 AM   #14
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My car takes itself off of recirculate at about 80-90mph, and switches it to vent...talk about annoying..


its like the airflow pushes it open?

weird and annoying.

time 4 bed.

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