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Old 8th November 2006
93_newbie 93_newbie is offline
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Default ACC Recirculate Busted and I am Tired

My ACC is stuck in the closed position meaning that I get no fresh air and on a cold night, my windows are quick to fog up. While I do have an appointment with the dealer, I would rather find out if anybody has had this problem and if there is a quick fix. I am uncertain how easy it is to access whatever blocks the air passage.



If this helps, when you press the Re-circulate button on the ACC to try to get it to open, it just make a continuous clicking noise for about 5 seconds, sound like the noise your old bike made when you were a kid and attached playing cards to go through the spokes so that you got that clicking noise when riding down the street....just not as fast a click. Clearly the device is getting the signal to open and it is trying to, but it is just stuck in the open position. From outside the care, it sounds a bit like it is located just below the wipers, but sound travels so I did not want to tear that apart in my attempt to find some a**hole squirrel's acorn that he forgot there one night after drinking a bit to much antifreeze.





Thanks for any thoughts on this one.
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Old 8th November 2006
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by chance have you had the cabin air filter changed latly?

I would assume the door that opens to outside air would be right behind that filter. Check one of the sticky's where they talk about replacing the cabin air filter, pop it out and see if something is lodged in there, or at least open it.
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Old 9th November 2006
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I had a similar problem on mine, although the flap would open and close, but the motor would not know when to stop.

If you get clicking immediatly then there is some kind of physical problem preventing the flap from opening, if there is a slight delay then it's probably working but has the same issue mine had.

The motor and flap sit behind the dash about glovebox height. Mine is a RHD so I could take the glovebox out and see what it was up to, on LHD's though it might all be blocked by the steering assembly.

Eitherway, I had it fixed under warranty and didn't take too long.

Garry
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by chance have you had the cabin air filter changed latly?

I would assume the door that opens to outside air would be right behind that filter. Check one of the sticky's where they talk about replacing the cabin air filter, pop it out and see if something is lodged in there, or at least open it.
If I remember correctly, it isn't directly behind the filter....it is down at the bottom towards the ground. However, you can see it when you follow the steps to replace your filter. There is a black flap/door that opens and closes depending on whether recirc is on or not . In your case, it will be closed. I wish I could describe it better, but it has been a while since I was poking around in there and I can't really remember the specifics.
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