: 98 Catera Windscreen Defroster

10-26-06, 06:55 AM
my windscreen defroster has quit. there is heat, but air is not being deflected to the windscreen. i assume there is a vacuum operated valve somewhere for this. anybody know where to look? anybody else had this problem?

10-26-06, 02:07 PM
There is a defroster actuator unit underneath and to the left of the glovebox (you'd have to take the glovebox first) but the trouble is having to dismantle part of the instrument panel carrier system... Im not sure if it'd be in your way or not. My manual says to remove it to gain access. The defroster actuator unit and linkage is #2 in the picture below