1996 Suzuki Vitara Heater switch off

Tiny
JOHNH42
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  • 1996 SUZUKI VITARA
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 106,000 MILES
Vitara JLX 1.6 - 16v
I cannot switch off the heater.
The air is set to external flow, I slide the hot /cold lever fully over to the left at the cold setting and the air is still warm coming out of all vents, what wwill be the cause and how do I correct this problem please.
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John
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 4:42 AM

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Tiny
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Hi John,

Thank you for the donation.

There are 3 cables behind the control panel and they are for the mode, heater/cooling and fresh/recirculating air.

If the heater is not cutting off, the air mix door is not closing correctly so you need to check the cable adjustment. In the diagram the 2 red arrows indicate the cables that you should check.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_HeaterCables96VitaraFig02a_1.jpg



Place the temperature control lever in HOT position.
Place air flow control lever to defrost position.
Place air intake control lever to fresh position.
Ensure control levers do not move while attaching appropriate cable with cable clip.
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 7:49 AM
Tiny
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Many thanks for your advice, I will check this out tomorrow when it has stopped raining.
Regs
John H
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 8:20 AM
Tiny
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You're welcome.

Keep me posted of the outcome.

Have a nice day.
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 8:29 AM
Tiny
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Thanks guys I found the problem,
the rubber duct from the fan, which is just above the passenger footwell was out of position.
I suspect it had been knocked by a passenger and this was preventing the flap that re directs the airflow from shutting fully.
It now works a treat so problem solved many thanks
John H
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Friday, August 20th, 2010 AT 11:20 AM
Tiny
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You're welcome and glad to know you have fixed your problem.

Have a nice day.
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Friday, August 20th, 2010 AT 1:20 PM

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