I just fixed this issue on my 1998 Camry XLE four cylinder by cleaning the *inside* of the servomotor with denatured alcohol. The contacts were in good shape and the motor spun fine when twelve volts was applied. The contacts had built up carbon and grease over time and were not making contact.
I have seen conflicting information online whether this part was mechanical, vacuum or electrical. It was electrical. Also conflicting information on where the part was. I tore out a lot of the passenger side of the dash and could not find it.
The air outlet servomotor is *not* on the blower motor housing as mentioned above. The mechanical fresh/recirculate selector is above the blower motor however the air outlet servomotor is physically on the drivers side many inches above the accelerator. Look for a round white plastic piece about three inches in diameter. Pop that off (has a retaining clip in center), then remove the servomotor (three screws).
OEM part number 87106-06060 or 8710606060.
Printed part number on part: AW063700-6211
Toyota dealer MSRP is $180.00, refurbished on eBay was $75.00 shipped, Amazon did not appear to have it and my local O'Reilly looked up the part and they did not carry any version of it (there or in a warehouse). So I tried to fix it and for now it works again, at 213,000 miles, yay.
Monday, July 6th, 2015 AT 11:32 AM