Tech Tip: Volkswagen A/C Temperature Output Control Cannot be Adjusted

Tech Tip: Volkswagen A/C Temperature Output Control Cannot be Adjusted

Customers with an affected vehicle may state that they cannot adjust the temperature and/or the A/C is not cold. The blend door control lever moves freely, but the blend door does not operate. A bushing that fits on the lever may have a broken tab/clip. This tab/clip may cause the bushing to fall out of the fresh air housing, which can result in the door becoming inoperative and in undesired air temperature ....

Customers with an affected vehicle may state that they cannot adjust the temperature and/or the A/C is not cold. The blend door control lever moves freely, but the blend door does not operate.

A bushing that fits on the lever may have a broken tab/clip. This tab/clip may cause the bushing to fall out of the fresh air housing, which can result in the door becoming inoperative and in undesired air temperature.

Affected Models: 2002-’04 Beetle, 2002-’04 Beetle Convertible, 2002-’04 Jetta Sedan/Wagon and 2002-’04 Golf/GTI.

Service Procedure:
Note: In the past, the entire fresh air housing was replaced because the bushing was not available as a separate part. The bushing is now available as a separate part (P/N 1H0 819 135).

  1. The bushing can be accessed from under the center console.
  2. Remove the panels near the foot wells at the passenger side of the console. See Repair Manual, Body-Interior, Repair Group 68 – Interior Equipment for the removal procedure.
  3. This will expose the location of the control lever.
  4. Re-bolt a new bushing onto the lever.
  5. Reinsert the bushing with lever onto the blend door until it’s firmly secured in the housing. Note: A mirror can be used to aid in identifying the orientation of the blend door when re-securing the bushing in the fresh air housing.
  6. Reinstall panels.

Courtesy of ALLDATA.

For information on products offered by ALLDATA, visit www.alldata.com.

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