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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Mode door problem (wrong part?) in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I first posted this under the mode door fix in the tech forum but its been a while and I ...
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    apachedawg is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Mode door problem (wrong part?)

    I first posted this under the mode door fix in the tech forum but its been a while and I haven't received a responce. I've got an 04 Seville. I followed the mode door fix instructions, ordered the mode door actuator from Amazon. Got the part pictured and I went out took the car apart and after getting the old actuator out I found that although they look the same the plugs were keyed differently and the old one had 5 or 6 pins in it not 2 like the replacement. So I pulled out the other 2 actuators and none of them have the same plug as the new one. So what is going on. Is there a different part I need to order? Thank in advance for the help.

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    Re: Mode door problem (wrong part?)

    Quote Originally Posted by apachedawg View Post
    I first posted this under the mode door fix in the tech forum but its been a while and I haven't received a responce.
    That's because that forum is for Tech "TIPS", not questions. The sticky clearly states that.

    I don't have an answer for you, but standby, someone will chime in.

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    Re: Mode door problem (wrong part?)

    You answered your own question. You have the wrong part. All of the actuators in the HVAC system in these cars use a stepper motor requiring three wires for operation. Two more wires are used for a position sensor, thus the five wires and six-pin connector. An actuator with only two wires almost certainly uses a simple reversible DC motor and there is no way to make it compatible.

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    Re: Mode door problem (wrong part?)

    I know what I had was the wrong part. What I wanted to know was is the 2004 actuator different from the ones shown in the tech tips forum? Also where can I get it at outside of a dealer or GM parts direct? Mine is also missing the part number sticker so I could use that info also.

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    Re: Mode door problem (wrong part?)

    Quote Originally Posted by apachedawg View Post
    Also where can I get it at outside of a dealer or GM parts direct?
    Amazon or Ebay.

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    Re: Mode door problem (wrong part?)

    Get AC Delco only.
    Doormans do not work.
    Taz

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