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.
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).
- The bushing can be accessed from under the center console.
- 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.
- This will expose the location of the control lever.
- Re-bolt a new bushing onto the lever.
- 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.
- Reinstall panels.
Courtesy of ALLDATA.
For information on products offered by ALLDATA, visit www.alldata.com.