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Old 04-18-2020, 11:34 AM   #29
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I read that thread as well, but not hitting the knobs should buy me some considerable time. There’s also the possibility that the door cycle theory could be incorrect as well. Here’s hoping, right.
Incorrect in that the blend door cycles to the closed position? Or, incorrect in that it contributes to breaking the blend door over time?

If you leave the temp knob on the blue dot, the blend door will "park cycle" every time the door is opened after an ignition key cycle. It does on mine which a '15. You have a '14. So, I would assume it operates the same way. On the older models like the '10 or '11, it may be different .

A few clicks up on the temp control knob, the blend door will not park cycle after turning off the ignition and opening the door. However, keeping it like that will always introduce a little heat blended into the air stream all the time. If you wanted full cold with no heat blended in, disconnecting the actuator after turning the temp knob to the full cold blue dot is probably the best solution to reduce wear and tear on the blend door.
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:10 PM   #30
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I think the easiest solution is to simply reinforce the door so it can't be broken. Take some 28 gauge galvanized and wrap a new door, secure with a few small screws. Let the actuator break instead which I don't think will ever happen.
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:28 PM   #31
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I think the easiest solution is to simply reinforce the door so it can't be broken. Take some 28 gauge galvanized and wrap a new door, secure with a few small screws. Let the actuator break instead which I don't think will ever happen.
If this could be done, I would've done it. I'm a sheet metal worker and could have easily done this with stainless steel. The problem is the door has a scalloped rubber gasket all the way around it, that's fused to it. The breaking point of the door is actually right at the actuator adapter. GM should've made the adapter piece a break-away. That way you would just have to replace it, externally, instead of the BS we have to go through with the hack!
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I was also thinking of drilling a hole through the center of the pivot point then countersink the top of the hole for a tapered head 3 inch screw. Put some quality glue in the hole and screw it. Betcha it lasts forever.



ps If mine ever breaks how do you feel about fixing it for me? I'm not too far from you.
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I was also thinking of drilling a hole through the center of the pivot point then countersink the top of the hole for a tapered head 3 inch screw. Put some quality glue in the hole and screw it. Betcha it lasts forever.



ps If mine ever breaks how do you feel about fixing it for me? I'm not too far from you.
Let's cross that bridge after it's built! I'm still suffering psychological scars right now!
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Old 04-19-2020, 11:26 AM   #35
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Incorrect in that the blend door cycles to the closed position? Or, incorrect in that it contributes to breaking the blend door over time?

2014 1LT V6 Auto, and I have never heard a single sound coming from the dash while opening or closing the door (passenger or driver). I do, however, hear what appears to be the actuator motor whenever I turn the key to the On position. I'm no mechanic, nor have I tried hard to determine the source of the sound, so this is just a hunch on my part.
I haven't touched my air control knobs in a couple months now (air flow is off and air temp is on max heat). I started hearing a chirping sound from the fan motor and was in the process of trying to replace it (another story for another thread). Anyways, regardless of the off setting, I still hear the noise from the dash every time I turn the key to the On position.
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2014 1LT V6 Auto, and I have never heard a single sound coming from the dash while opening or closing the door (passenger or driver). I do, however, hear what appears to be the actuator motor whenever I turn the key to the On position. I'm no mechanic, nor have I tried hard to determine the source of the sound, so this is just a hunch on my part.
I haven't touched my air control knobs in a couple months now (air flow is off and air temp is on max heat). I started hearing a chirping sound from the fan motor and was in the process of trying to replace it (another story for another thread). Anyways, regardless of the off setting, I still hear the noise from the dash every time I turn the key to the On position.
You need to cycle the ignition and then open and close the door. Like after driving the car and then you open the door to get out and then close it again. Except, instead of getting out, you just sit in there after closing the door and listen for the noises.

Yeah, just opening and closing the door without touching the ignition will not do anything.
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Old 04-19-2020, 01:56 PM   #37
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Tested mine out last week as well and have the same results as others. Temp knob on mine is 3 clicks from blue. So far, I haven't heard the system cycling when I open and close the door. With the temp on blue, it'll cycle when opening and closing the door. Mine should last a good while the way I have mine set. Especially since mine sits pretty much all the time... hopefully.
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:31 PM   #38
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I like this set-up better. To bad GM went away from it.
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:56 PM   #39
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:08 AM   #41
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:25 AM   #42
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I haven't taken my actuator off yet, but it looks like you could put it on with the door moved slightly "warm" like the dial position idea? I haven't found information yet on "relearn" which would be unwanted or if that cycling goes until it bends it even if you re-clocked the actuator?
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