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    FORD help...

    my fiance's ford taurus has an after market CD player with this retarded aftermarket faceplate which i think is screwing with the HVAC controls. Anyway-when we try to turn up the heat, it still blows cold air even the car is at normal temperature. The stupid HVAC knob can spin 360 over and over again so we have no idea if the knob is the problem or the thermostat? We can't take it back to the installer b/c the car is used and came with the aftermarket POS face plate.

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    pull the knob off and try and manually turn the rheostat....is the knob stripped...sounds like it....pull the knob off and turn the rheostat with a pair of needle nose pliers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge
    pull the knob off and try and manually turn the rheostat....is the knob stripped...sounds like it....pull the knob off and turn the rheostat with a pair of needle nose pliers....
    like he said also try to push the button in then turn slowly.your trying to fing the point where it does work. good luck let us know diph. thanks jeremy

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    Sounds like a stripped knob as previously stated-just wanted to point out that it's probably not actually a rheostat(electric switch)but rather a vacuum switch.If the actual switch spins 360 then it's the switch.Even a Taurass should have a temperature gauge-where's it reading?That would rule out the thermostat as being stuck open for example.Or just leave it downtown w/the keys in it and avoid all the problems the Tore-ass is certain to give you(little ford jab there )

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    LOL, i wish i could throw it off a bridge, but her parents bought/paid for it and the thing goes just fine. some little issues like this and the computer thinks the door is always open are a few pet peaves...aside from the fac that its a taurus.

    so would it be the little black knob or the actual "male" end that gets replaced [if stripped is the problem]

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    Yeah-the knob itself would be stripped out in all likely hood-try pulling off and see if it's supposed to have a flat spot to key it to.Then see if the "male" end turns completely around 360*.That would be a broken switch.Taurass can be a reliable daily driver if driven like granma and granpa-I'd check the door switches for problems w/the other thing.Good Luck.!

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