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Old 05-14-2012, 03:56 PM
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Can anyone help me? I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu. I was told I may need an Actuator.. (blend door) for the A/C as it's blowing cold only on one side. I'm wondering there that is located specifically? I was told it's behind the glove box and then it's on the drivers side somewhere. Are there specific instructions for removal? I printed some but they are vague. I need to clear up where the actuator is and about the fuse, they are not labeled by name, and I'm not sure which one to pull. Any help greatly appreciated
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:34 PM
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Welcome to the forum. 2004 Malibu what, Classic, LS, LT, MAXX? By "blowing cold only on one side," if you're talking about driver side vs. passenger, I'm not sure what actuator it could be. I didn't think there was ever a dual-zone climate control in a Malibu.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:07 AM
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It's the plain old Malibu. It's blowing cold air on the passenger side and warm on the drivers side. They sell a blend door (actuator) for this car.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:54 AM
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It sounds like one of the air doors came off its hinge or something obstructing the air delivery to the driver side in which case it's not an actuator problem. Anyway, the answer to your original question is ...

The mode actuator is on the passenger side of the HVAC case (the glove compartment needs to come off first):
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The air temperature actuator is on the other side (driver side):
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And, the fuse that needs to be pulled is labeled HVAC CTRL (BATT) in the I/P fuse block.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:31 PM
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Hi,

I did remove that one on the passenger side and ordered it online. Is the one on the other side something I should replace as well?

Thanks for the information.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:45 PM
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Frankly I don't endorse replacing actuators for the symptom you described. Since I can't be there to take a look myself, I have to defer to your judgment.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:01 AM
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Yes, cold air on the passenger side and warm air on the driver side are the symptoms of a bad blend door actuator. Second thing, there is no need to change anything on the driver side along with the passenger side actuator. When you got the actuator and replace it with existance one, just share your thoughts after that.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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Yes, cold air on the passenger side and warm air on the driver side are the symptoms of a bad blend door actuator. Second thing, there is no need to change anything on the driver side along with the passenger side actuator. When you got the actuator and replace it with existance one, just share your thoughts after that.
No, pay attention, dude. This vehicle doesn't have a dual-zone climate control system. Shouldn't you be doing more about the irate customers on TheAutoPartsShop.com Reviews - theautopartsshop.com Ratings at ResellerRatings rather than spending time here spewing nonsense?
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:18 PM
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Okay, what did I do wrong? I ordered the blend door and received it, installed it and still no A/C on the drivers side AND now my fan adjustment is off, the dash setting blows the floor and the floor setting blows the dash. It's confused, out of time? Not sure how? Any suggestions? Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:20 PM
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My AC is fixed After replacing the two actuators, I charged the system and now it's working just fine Thanks for all the help.
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