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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Mode actuator fixed in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Well I attempted to replace just the actuator, which was super easy to remove. However, lol, the wheel refused to ...
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    Well I attempted to replace just the actuator, which was super easy to remove. However, lol, the wheel refused to cooperate and it actually shattered instead of prying off. So instead I had to replace the whole unit (bracket, actuator, and wheel). I did all this from underneath, removing bolster, lower shield, radio, and sliding console back about four inches. After fiddling with the 3 fingers for about another hour, I just wasn't having any luck getting them in the correct positions. Finally I moved the fingers manually so they were set for full defrost. Turned the key on to me sure, and at the same time I had the actuator plugged in and hanging on the floor, and hit the defrost button. This turned the actuator where I needed it. I was then able to get it installed in just he right position. I also had to replace the drivers temperature actuator. Total time was 3 hours. wooohoooo I have hot or cold air in any mod I want! Hopefully I won't ever have to do is again on neither my car or any customers hahaa.
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    Re: Mode actuator fixed

    My b.f. has those down to a science with out having to remove a lot of dashboard components or as many as the Gm service manuals recommend.
    But he does come out of it looking like he got into a fight with a rabid alley cat with scrapes, scratches and cuts haha

    My Dad makes the mold/dies, and machines for most of the Gm hvac actuator housings.

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