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Pontiac Bonneville, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#180 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [bahappe]
Aug 17, 2010 (1:37 pm)
Of what do you need a graphic? The HVAC box showing the upper actuator for the passenger air and the lower which is part of the programmer box?
What is happening with your car? Maybe that will tell me what you need to check?
#181 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [imidazol97]
Aug 17, 2010 (4:34 pm)
The air works on the passenger side but not on the drivers side. I removed the glove box and hush panel and checked to see if both of the actuators were working and both of them were. I then assumed that there must be actuators on the driver's side. I then went to the driver's side and removed the hush panel. Looked up in there and it appeared that there were 2 actuators in the middle of the console. I looked to see when i turned the A/C and Heat on if the little silver circle was moving and on the actuators. One of both of them appeared not to move either way except when I shut down the car and turned the car back on... When A/C was heat still blowed out the drivers side was still hot and cool on the passenger side. Please advise. I guess i really may not need a picture after all...
#182 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [imidazol97]
Aug 17, 2010 (4:44 pm)
This is a 2000 Bonneville SSE type of car with dual controls.
#183 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [bahappe]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:20 pm)
The mode dooor should be operating both sides. It changes the direction of the air flow for both sides. You've got air coming from the dash vents on both sides.
So your problem is the Air Mix door. I'd take the actuator off and see if the door moves correctly and when it moves if the AC air comes out cold or hot depending on the extreme of movement you put it at.
#184 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [imidazol97]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:11 pm)
Thats it!!! Do you know if there is an easier way to get to either one of those actuators without having to take the whole front in or dash off? Do you know if there are anyother actuators besides the ones on the drivers side? Where do I get the actual actuator and do you know approximately how much they may cost? Thanks you sooo much.
#185 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [bahappe]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:54 pm)
Actuator at Rockauto.com is 124. plus a substantial shipping charge.
Dorman HVAC Heater Blend Door Actuator
Part No. 604-106
Warranty: LIMITED LIFETIME REPLACEMENT
Controls A/C Blend Door; Air Inlet Door; w/Automatic AC Controls; Dorman - OE Solutions
Notice it's a DORMAN part. They make lots of parts. They are the HELP rack of odd parts at Advance Auto Parts and other stores.
The actuator on the driver side is the same for the dual or single control.
I think you just work from below to remove. It has one screw??? that holds it in place. It's keyed to the axle by shape so it can't be put on wrong. Be sure the axle without the actuator in place operates and gives the air cold and warm as you move it.
Be sure to diagnose carefully before buying a replacement. Nothing like buying a part that isn't the one causing the problem!!! I've been there.
You might shop the part number on Amazon and EBay, but there's a reality of being able to pick it up at Advance Auto or elsewhere near home and possibly return it if necessary.
#186 of 231 Re: Drivers side NOT COLD [imidazol97]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Thanks alot. I will get involved in on this weekend and will check back in to keep you posted. Thanks again for all of your help. I will keep you posted! Kindest Regards.
#187 of 231 Climate control stuck at 90 degrees
Oct 28, 2010 (11:21 am)
Turned heat on this morning but cannot get climate control to stop the heat. Tried unplugging temp sensor with car off and on to no avail many times. I've usually got it to work before when it gets stuck on heat by unplugging sensor but not this time. Any suggestions?
#188 of 231 2005 Pontiac Bonneville
Nov 28, 2010 (5:52 am)
I have a 05 Pontiac Bonneville and on yesterday the heat would not blow from the vents all of sudden. When I switch everything on I can hear it turn on but no air comes out. If I keep it on (time ranges) it eventually begins to blow air. My pops told me it could be the heater blower motor. If so, where do I locate it on this particular model/year . I would like to purchase a new one and replace ASAP. Do anyone have any suggestions?
#189 of 231 Re: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville [05bonn]
Nov 28, 2010 (6:47 am)
You can turn on the blower speed and key to test. If the blower fan doesn't start blowing, tap your foot up against the bottom of the heater case on the passenger side of the hump. If the fan motor makes contact, most likely it's a failed blower motor. But there are a few people who find the contacts on the connector to the blower motor will be overheated and burned causing contact trouble.
Rockauto.com will have a good price on most items even considering shipping. They have a 5% discount number for the where did you hear about us box: 43368333566713
I found Autozones in this area stocked the blower motor. I had to go to one across town to find a store that hadn't sold their stock unit. Other box stores all expected to just order when someone wanted one. I believe it was $139 for the fan. Three screws and a rubber cooler tube are all that are needed to R & R after you take off the hush panel under the dash.
Look at the connector first for damage.