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Yesterday I installed my HU (first mod on my new car!!!) and I can't get the little rolling switch that closes the center vents to work... I got it disconnected just fine (lol... isn't that how it always is?) but I can't get it to work again... it's reconnected, but I don't know why it doesn't work...

Any of you who have installed decks into a B13 know what I'm talking about? If so, please enlighten me on how to make it work again... I haven't even started paying for the car & I'd like to keep everything in good working order for now...


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Hey man, mine does the same thing. I don't know what it's caught on, but if I had time to take it apart and look I'd let you know. Mine is open all the time, I never close it anyways, just point it towards toward the passenger!! I'm sure someone has figured it out, but not me. Good luck. And if you do find out, PM me and let me know what it is.
 

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Dude, mine does the same thing... if you ever figure out what happened, please post up here! The thing that I first thought was that perhaps the wire that controls the close/open function was under some kinda tension... the only problem with this idea was that when I put everything back together, it seemed like it was under MORE tension! Anyway, good luck with it, if I ever figure it out (i'll open her up this weekend) I'll post here.

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I wouldn't worry about it, that thing doesn't really do much of anything anyways, hence why they eventually got rid of it. It's a bitch to get it hooked back up but it's possible. I can't really think of anything in particular, like some sort of trick to it to help you out, sorry. For some reason in my '93 XE they felt the need to melt the damn vents to the bezel, so I had to bust them loose to get to the screw that holds the wire sleeve in place. My SE-R isn't like that and it's the same year. Go figure. Like I said though, that switch doesn't shut off the center vents anyways, so I wouldn't sweat it unless it really bothers you that it's not hooked up, then spend some time and figure it out.
 
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Well... it's just a bit annoying having that rolling thing that does nothing... lol... it's not a big deal. Just wanted to see if anyone else had that problem, b/c I spent about 4 hours working on it today and found that even though it's under more tension, it still doesn't work!
 

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I looked this morning and mine isn't hooked up either. Are you sure that the plastic sleeve around the wire is clamped in place? If it's not, the switch won't do anything. If the sleeve is being held tight and the switch doesn't move then several things could be happening. The wire could be bent at some point, the damper that the switch toggles could be stuck or there could be a problem where it connects to the damper. If by "doesn't work" you mean you flip the switch and nothing appears to happen, then that's normal IMO. Mine in my XE was all hooked up fine and it didn't matter where I put that switch, I never noticed a difference in how the air came out of the vents.
 

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Hello guys, I think I might have a couples of reasons why the lever may not be working.

Well, the first problem could be in the way you connected the bottom ring to that small lever/bracket in the foot-well. The plastic that surrounds the wire/cable may not be attached correctly to the holding bracket. The plastic has to be in the right postion to work properly. That plastic surrounding the wire can be pushed or pulled onto the bracket (when the small metal clip is in place). This process is a bitch, so take your time and try not to get fustrated (I do all the time). I hope I am getting my view across. This kind of hard w/o showing you guys personally.

Next problem, could be the upper ring right by the vents is off the lever. To check this out you must detach that lower ring, so I recommend checking the bottom ring first.

I have taken those pieces out of my car so many times it is like second nature to me now...

Well, I hope you guys understand and helps out. Let me know if you have any questions.
 
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Thanks guys, I'll check it out again the next day it isn't raining (might be a while... I live just north of Seattle... it rains almost every day, lol)...
 
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