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Old 10-27-2008, 10:47 PM
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climate control problems

My climate control dash is stuck on defrost and feet. The heat can be adjusted just fine but i cant get it to switch from the floor and defrost. winter is coming up and with the full impact of the defrost is being sucked away by the floor vents. help.
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Re: climate control problems

Most likely the little solders connecting the climate control to the harness are getting old and losing connection. If you beat the dash a little you can probably get the thing to work for a bit. Or you can pull out the whole climate control and try to give the pins a cleaning, but most likely the solders need to be re-soldered.

Or just snag a used one from eBay, because if I remember from when mine went bad, Honda charges a few hundred bucks for a new unit.
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Re: climate control problems

There's also a guy on ebay that does the soldering repairs for you
do a search on there for prelude climate

Just another option
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look in my sig and click 'fix your climate control'
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Re: climate control problems

I have the same problem. Hoping to find a replacement
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im thinking about buying people's non working climate controls....does 10 shipped sound fair?
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Re: climate control problems

Smack the dash just above it and turn off the fan before you switch the vents, but smack the dash after you switch the vents then turn on the fans. Then do the fix like posted above if that getto fix doesnt help
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Re: climate control problems

I have been smacking my dash for couple of years now...
Almost bought a used climate control on ebay yesterday (lost the auction).
I am a DIY kinda person and love to fix things. I managed to re-solder the connections and it works great.
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your welcome. i have 2 repaired climate controls for sale if anyone is interested
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Re: climate control problems

yeah I did the resoldering job. It was very simple and VERY VERY VERY cost effective! Thanks a ton hojemwod!
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Re: climate control problems

damn maybe i should take the fix down so i can sell my climate controls




haaa just kidding i wouldnt do that
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Re: climate control problems

I'm glad to hear of this - been banging the crap out of my dash and just about to buy a new compressor. Sorry this post is nothing interesting - I need it to get to the fix thread!

Hey- how long does it take to register that I made a post? Even when I log in/out and it says I have 1 post, I cannot see the thread in hojemwod's sig. :sob:

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Bang?

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Hit?


OMG! Are you guys serious... ??????????

it's an electronic device, all you are doing is furthering the failure of the already damaged solder joint.
If Hojemwood didn't offer to buy HVAC controls, then I would have/I WILL.
I will also fix them for you, add L.E.D.'s of your color choice, etc.
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thanks for the climate control fix!
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OMG! Are you guys serious... ??????????

it's an electronic device, all you are doing is furthering the failure of the already damaged solder joint.
If Hojemwood didn't offer to buy HVAC controls, then I would have/I WILL.
I will also fix them for you, add L.E.D.'s of your color choice, etc.
I have found that even the most sophisticated piece of electronic equipment deserves a "love tap" from time to time. But what do I know, GM trained me. Their stuff operates on chaos and abuse.
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gotta get my one post to view the fix!
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Re: climate control problems

Digging up....what if after the fix all the "lights" behind the switches light up....the temp switch works...but the vents dont change when i select different positions? Did the soldering fix this weekend and all the lights work, and the temp selection works. The rear defrost now works along with the a/c (sort of, found my pressure switch to be bad).
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Digging up....what if after the fix all the "lights" behind the switches light up....the temp switch works...but the vents dont change when i select different positions? Did the soldering fix this weekend and all the lights work, and the temp selection works. The rear defrost now works along with the a/c (sort of, found my pressure switch to be bad).
Then you have a mechanical issue. We had spoke about this in the past but I don't want to go look it up so... what you need to do is check the mode control motor and make sure it is working and the cam is staying in its track.
Take the knee bolster out (more room/light) and look right above the gas pedal just to the left of the stereo console. with the key in the run position change modes from Defrost to bi-level. You should see and hear the little servo motor turning and it should follow the path of the track without binding and thus changing where the air comes out.
If it is not moving, you need to install a new/used one.

again, in the repair guide, we STILL have available for download, you can start troubleshooting this yourself on page 21-13 (1020)

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thanks worked wonders!
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need to try this out.. been riding in my '95 prelude w/ no AC for 4 years now. considering heat index of 100+ the past couple of days, should prob try to do this over the weekend..
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I need to try this
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Yup, and I just have to add my useless post as well to read the thread. Thanks for your guide though, I'm sure its just what I need.
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Re: climate control problems

i cant find anything about my problem on here. maybe im just to lazy to realize where the answer is. anyways, looking at everyones problems about the buttons not working at what not...mine work fine ( for the most part ). the problem i have is when i switch from hot/cold it only slides about 3/4 from cold to hot...( if that makes sence) ive pulled the dash down as far as i can at this point..im stuck on how to remove the selector lever....unless you guys can give me an easier way around this part?

note: when i have the vents on above the radio it acts like its blocked but the vents are open any ideas on the problem?


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It's the cable that runs from the slider to the box under the dash on the passenger side of the footwell. I have this same problem but it doesn't really bother me so I adjust it by hand lol
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