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Old 06-05-2018, 01:21 AM   #1
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Got a 1997 XE 4x4 a week or so ago. The air only blows out the defrost or the floor. I think it is the damper flap linkage? Any of you have this problem and can provide any pointers to diagnose / fix. Thanks!
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Got a 1997 XE 4x4 a week or so ago. The air only blows out the defrost or the floor. I think it is the damper flap linkage? Any of you have this problem and can provide any pointers to diagnose / fix. Thanks!
One of the plastic clips broke on the HVAC plenum your dash has to come out not an easy job but it has to be done. The problem may be where the selection cable goes to the hvac plenum or on the control panel unit itís self
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You can actually fix it without taking off whole dash. You can reach in under very awkwardly through you center console vents and by taking as much other pieces off.
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You can actually fix it without taking off whole dash. You can reach in under very awkwardly through you center console vents and by taking as much other pieces off.
I've got the same problem, what would I be feeling for?
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Here's a pic, if that helps the discussion.

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I've got the same problem, what would I be feeling for?
Just take the dash out. Itís relatively easy but time consuming. PM me for tips Iíve done this multiple times when I did my round dash swap.
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Thank you guys for info... I plan to tackle this project this weekend if I get the time to do so... I will update once I get into it.
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the usual culprit on the blend door and vent selectors not working is on the backside of the sliders. there is a clip on each cable that holds the cable sheath to the control panel, and that clip likes to come loose from time to time. that allows the entire cable and sheath to move when you operate the slider. take the AC controls out first and see if you see what i mean.


to remove the control panel, pull the knobs off the selectors and use a pair of pliers to pull the AC button out. it doesnt take much force to remove the AC button. then the plate should pop right off (be gentle, it is probably brittle), and it is held to the dash with 2 screws. remove those and gently pull it forward and compare it to the pics below. the clips in question are marked with red arrows. the marked pic came from an IN thread. http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=34430







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well... I got to work on it this weekend and my issue is at the bottom (at the blend door itself). The cable has come off at the door gear and the cable retainer at that point is now missing so it lets the cable move freely instead of holding it so the blend door is what has to move. I set it manually to blow out the dash vents for now and it is working fine... will look for the clips needed to make the repair. I tried using 2 1/2 inch wire ties but they did not hold. I may try to find a bicycle gear shift cable holder if I can't find the actual retainer. thanks again for all the advice!
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You could flip through this company's catalog to see if you can find a clip like what you need.

https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Ni...iners-s/14.htm

They have a lot of stuff - but it's hard to search for what you really need.
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