HVAC Blend Door Actuator replacement part

Tiny
TONYRAMIREZJR
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  • 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA
  • 65,000 MILES
Vehicle listed above is a GLS model. The actuator stays only on in windshield mode. A/C (hot/cold) works fine. I believe the actuator has simply given out. Saw your video for replacement. Seems easy to replace. I will make sure that the "leveler switch, " ie. Windshield, sides, and front blowers move unobstructed, before replacing. Question: The one I want to buy doesn't look like the original manufacturer's actuator. Hard to tell. Please suggest the item number so I can order it from you all. Dorman 604-327 The one on Amazon is $79.00! Thanks, Tony.
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Friday, November 12th, 2021 AT 5:46 AM

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Tiny
SQM
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Hello,

The actuator that controls where the air will blow, is called the mode door actuator (the blend door actuator is the one that changes from hot/cold).

The mode door actuator is located in the HVAC box. I have attached diagrams below.

Please note that here are 2carpros we provide expert advice on your car repair, we do not sell parts.

Please let me know of any questions.
Thank you.
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Friday, November 12th, 2021 AT 7:05 AM
Tiny
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SQM, thank you for the patience and effort it took to provide me with the explanations and diagrams. While I'm not by any means an expert as you are, you have made it clear to me that what I am in need of is a "mode actuator." Once I researched the feasibility of my doing it myself or worse yet, having an untrained tech. Or buddy attempt the job, I reluctantly am considering having Northtown Hyundai do it. Yeah, a dealership! Wow is me! This is my third 2013 Sonata. I'm either stuck on "stupid, " or because I've never had one problem between all three, I don't want to "buy up, trade-in, or pay the outrageous prices" which are (understandably) due to the problems associated with the availability of parts. So, I do not go to bed feeling like I'm caught between a "rock and a hard place, " and because I own my car, are you able to suggest anyone who could accomplish the job without me feeling like I was "sheared?" Sincerely, Tony Ramirez, Jr.
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Thursday, November 18th, 2021 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Well, you know if you do not feel comfortable tackling this is it a good idea to take it to a shop. It does require removal of several components.
Just call the dealership and ask for a quote (if they can give you one over the phone), that way you know what to expect.
Maybe call one of the reputable independent shops in your area too just to have a complete picture of the cost.
Let me know how it turns out.
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Thursday, November 18th, 2021 AT 6:26 PM

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