Where is the air mix actuator on a Tahoe Yukon?

Where is the air mix actuator on a Tahoe Yukon?

It is a faulty Air Mix actuator or Blend door actuator. It is located on the passenger side floor board under the dash.If you have the hush panel it will need to be removed using 7mm socket. Next you will disconnect the wiring harness and remove the two 5.5mm screw heads.

Do you need to replace blend door actuator?

A stuck blend door actuator can have you melting in the heat or freezing in the cold. Replacing those faulty units is unfortunately a tedious process, requiring removal of the entire dash, as explained here. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (1996-2006). The heater blend doors act as a gateway to the vehicle’s ventilation system.

How do you replace a blend door on a Chevy Silverado?

For those interested in replacing the driver side actuator, refer to the following instructions: The driver-side blend door is accessed by removing the IP instrumental panel. Once the panel is off, simply loosen the actuator mounting screws and disconnect it from the HVAC system. Then replace the unit.

How to recalibrate the HVAC system in a Chevy Tahoe?

When it’s time to reconnect it, touch it to the negative battery terminal to make sure any residual electricity is discharged. Start the engine and DO NOT TOUCH THE HVAC CONTROLS FOR 5-10 MINUTES! The system will go through a calibration procedure, all the actuators ( mode, blend, recirc) will calibrate also.

How to replace an automotive blend door actuator?

Before installing the new actuator it’s a good idea to manually turn the blend door in both directions to ensure it is not stuck which will cause the new actuator to fail. Grasp the door pivot and move it back and forth to its full travel, it should move freely.

Can a heater be removed from a blend door?

If the door is stuck the heater plenum with need to be removed and the problem resolved before installing the new unit. To test the blend door operation and too double check that you are changing the correct actuator motor turn the blower motor on and work the door in each way. You will be able to feel the air change temperature or vent level.

How does a Chevy Silverado blend door work?

The heater blend doors act as a gateway to the vehicle’s ventilation system. When heat is built up inside of the heater core, the actuator door shifts to allow the hot air through the system, and when the climate control is turned to cool, the door flaps in the other direction closing off the heater core.

Where is the actuator located on a Chevy Silverado?

The actuator is located behind the airbag assembly, so it has to come out. This is extremely dangerous, and the air bag need to be handle delicately to avoid any accidental deployments. If you haven’t already, take the time to make sure the vehicle’s battery is not connected. Disable the airbag.

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Ruth Doyle