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Old 25-10-2004   #1
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Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

Has anybody else experienced this problem.

The climate control on my car has got 'stuck' twice now. When this happens, the passenger side vents blow out hot air, regardless of the temperature setting. Fiddling with all the controls has no effect, although the drivers side adjusts with the settings.

After switching off the ignition and coming back later, all seems okay again.

I assume that what is happening is that the passenger side vents are sticking in one position.

Just wondering if I'm the first.
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re: Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

I've had the same, I booked the car in to the garage to have it looked at but 2 days before it was due in it sorted itself out, typical. I've not had this problem since, this must have been over 6 months ago now
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re: Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

It's nice to know I'm not alone.

I guess I'll keep an eye on it and if it keeps doing it, I'll have to book it in.
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re: Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

It will be the air mixer paddles messing up and causing the problem. Mine has exactly the same issue, and eventually Techinical came down and diagnosed that a motor needed replacing. Collecting the car on Friday, so fingers crossed...

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re: Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

Cheers for the info.

I'll ask the dealer to take a look next time I book the car in. I have a couple of other niggles to sort out.
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re: Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

My Stilo Abarth has done 28000 and my climate system has developed this fault. It's booked tommorow, I will post my results.
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re: Climate Control - hot air on passenger side only

I've actually booked mine in to be looked at on Friday, along with a couple of other problems.
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Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

I've got the dual zone climate on my MW.
This morning coming to work when I switched the heating on the drivers side just blew out cold air but the passengers side was blowing out whatever temp I selected.

I finally fixed it by stopping, switching off then starting up again and pressing loads of buttons and adjusting the temp.

It's not the first time this has happened (maybe twice before) but it's annoying.

Has anyone else had this?
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

Quote Originally Posted by timr69
I've got the dual zone climate on my MW.
This morning coming to work when I switched the heating on the drivers side just blew out cold air but the passengers side was blowing out whatever temp I selected.

I finally fixed it by stopping, switching off then starting up again and pressing loads of buttons and adjusting the temp.

It's not the first time this has happened (maybe twice before) but it's annoying.

Has anyone else had this?
Hi,

I have same problem now but mine is blowing warm air at drivers side and what ever I select on passengers. Observe that my drivers side is to the left...

Fiat checked my car but they could not find any fault, what they did is to calibrate my ACC I don't know exactly what they have done...

So, anybody else with same problems?
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

I had this problem intermittantly.

I've just had it fixed - before the warranty expired.
The fault item was an actuator which controls the position of the paddles which direct airflow to the various outlets.

It's taken several months and several visits for my dealer to even diagnose the problem, and then several attempts to actually order the right part.
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

Quote Originally Posted by pc99
I had this problem intermittantly.

I've just had it fixed - before the warranty expired.
The fault item was an actuator which controls the position of the paddles which direct airflow to the various outlets.

It's taken several months and several visits for my dealer to even diagnose the problem, and then several attempts to actually order the right part.
Did you have the problem all the time or just sometimes like 2 times in 2 months? It's kind of hard for Fiat to find the fault if it works like it should when you show them your car!
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

My dealer diagnosed the problem as the 'mixture flap' which wasn't working properly all the time.

They ordered a new one form Fiat who 'sent them something completely different' but with the correct part number.

The car was in last week so they could take it to pieces to look at the mixture flap and get the correct part number off it
They'll give me a phone when the bit comes in. I'm still waiting......
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

84jro,

The problem with one side or the other blowing hot when it should've been cold etc, only happened once a week or so.

However it started to deteriorate and if you manually switched vents on and off, the airflow didn't always change.

Ie the unit had a light saying air should only be coming out of the footwell vents but it's blasting out of the windscreen ones as well.

timr69,

I had the exact same problem. They ordered a part, waited ages, ripped the car apart and found it was the wrong part. Then tried to charge me, which I politely refused.

They finally got the correct part and fitted it last week.

Touch wood it seems to be behaving itself so far.
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

Aaarrrgghhh!!!

This morning I got hot air out of the passenger side vents even when the controls were set to 'LO'.

So the new actuator doesn't seem to have fixed the problem.
And now my warranty has expired.

I repeat. Aaarrrgghhh!!!
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re: Climate control - cold air only on drivers side?

Surely if the problem was reported under warranty, and their 'fix' was wrong, you should still be covered?

Go back to dealership - if they get shirty, phone up FIAT Uk and/or Trading Standards.
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