I know, I know.....It's been a while. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
But, I must say, the new fOCUS SVT
has sure been fun! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I'm finally spending some quality time with the Bronc.
Even built a carport for it. Clicky
. (Yes, the poor ole beast is now relegated to outside parking)
The heater hasn't been working properly as of late.
I've been getting equal
heat to all outlets, but can't control where it goes.
IOW, I've got 33.33% coming out the vents, defrost, and floor ducts.
Not what you want when you have 2 wet Labradors on board, coming home from skiing.
I NEED my defrost to work 100%.
Took some digging, major disassembly of the dash, and a few cuss words here and there, but I found out the problem.
The panel door is broken. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
It's plastic, and is "self hinged", and that's where it broke.
I guess 305,000 miles is enough to ask for, but it's still a pain to have to replace it.
Here's the broken door, and highlighted area of the Shop Manual showing the part.
Panel Door - 18A361. Part number on the door itself is E3TH-18A574-AA.
Here's where it connects to the vaccum motor:
Another view from underneath the dash:
Anyone just happen to have the part lying around?
I haven't called the Dealer yet, and I doubt there's much hope that they even carry that part anymore.
Wrecking yards are pathetic around here. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]