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VR Climate Control, feet only??

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by NORTI, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. NORTI

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    Hi Guys,

    Ive had an issue for awhile where my climate control now only cools your feet?

    A VERY small amount of air comes out of the correct ducts, but most of it hits your feet, no matter which mode its on.

    Swapped over the solenoid box thinking that was it, but no, exact same issue.

    Anyone got any light to shed on this?

    The hoses still seem intact, & with the centre console out, I can see that its blowing from the ducts below those that route to the rear thru the centre console.


    Please help?
     
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    are all the vac hoses connected to the valves?

    Can you move the side valve (drivers side up under the dash) by hand - ie open and clise the vents.

    Also I have printouts at home of all the VQ climate setup from the big book. I can bring them into work if that will help you.
     
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    Mate I have the exact same drama. and was just going to start a thread on this. Hope that there is some that can help us
     
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    do you mean at the solenoid end? the little rubber vaccum manifold??

    Looks like all the hoses from the dash are into the back of the manifold, & then I made sure all the white plugs were snug into the manifold.

    Im going to go look for this side valve now!

    BBS!
     
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    The vacuum opens the valves to let the small gates open and close - directing air flow. Can you move them by hand - ie not jammed up some how.
     
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    Here is a photo of the things you need to make move
     

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    cant find it at all, nothing like that is there?
     
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    You will have 4 of them.
     
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    four of what?

    I dont have the black thing on the drivers side at all?
     
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    OK the vac lines go to something..... what ever they plug into will drive the vents inside the heater box.
     
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    well I know where the red one goes, & where the beige one goes, Il lhave to get the torch uder there again & trace the rest :(
     
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    If you unplug red one do you hear the air suck in?
     
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    cant reach it. it that part only on climate models? or on aircon models too?
     
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    All heater boxes have the small round vac units on the heater box - just the CC units are controled electronicly and have the vac pack under the heater box. The standard system had the vac lines hooked up to the twist control knob.
     
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    cool, so I can go raid one off anything.

    Im not looking forward to the fact that it appears I may have remove the whole crash pad to get at this piece of crap.
     
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    No - should only need to remove the front panel (radio bit) to get to them. Also the black plastic bit under the glove box.
     
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    Already have taken off all the radio surrounds etc,

    its way way underneath, Im going to have to take out all of the aircon ducts to see if that gives me more room
     
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    yes that will help:thumbsup:
     
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    after reading this thread last weekend i went and ordered the solenoid block and fitted it in this morning. absloute friggin pain in the arse spot to get at but after about 2hrs stuffing around, took it for a drive and FINALLY the climate control works perfectly! haha woot :D
     
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    lol I think that might be a different thread.....

    Im glad yours worked out okay, wish mine was fixed by that :(
     

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