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Dorman - OE Solutions HVAC Air Door Actuator

Part No. 604-106 Warranty  

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Re-engineered with robust materials to improve durability and performance, our HVAC Heater Blend Door Actuators restore and maintain proper functioning of the HVAC Heater Blend Door.

Product Features:
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Recommended for replacement during blend door replacement
  • High quality plastic housing and motor/circuit board included
  • Dorman’s quality testing ensures year after year of trouble-free service
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Activation Type:Electrical
Location:Driver Side
Material:Plastic
Package Contents:Actuator

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Dorman - OE SolutionsHVA/C Air Door Actuator
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (8)
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    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good product

    By cracker jack

    from Lyncburg , va

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

      Easy to install and works great

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I liked it so much i bought 2 more

      By mike the actuator pro

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

      The part is easy to install when you eventually gain access....these are typically not in the easiest locations to reach. My vehicle needed 2 replaced but i did all three because i had the entire dash board apart. Be carefull not to bend the electrical connection pins when pushing on the connector.

      This model is expensive compare to similar models.

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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Slips right into place

      By Bearclaw

      from Lynchburg, VA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Exact Replacement

      Cons

      • Difficult To Access

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

      Other than gaining access to the actuator (blame GM) it fell right into place. This is the second one I've had to replace and by far the most difficult. I think there's only two more!

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      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exact Fit

      By Greg

      from Augusta, GA

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Worth the money

      Cons

      • Somewhat Tricky To Instal

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

      Exactly like the original part. A/C blend door works perfectly now. No more Hot Air blowing Randomly anymore. The Part goes in easily, but the cover is tricky to install. Nothing that someone with minimal mechanical abilities can't handle.

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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simple fix for a major headache

      By CC from NC

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Level 2

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

          This is the part that fixed the infamous Avalanche hot air AC condition. Its a little difficult to install due to the tight spaces but can be done in less than an hour. After installing you will have to run through the calibration procedure. This consists of removing the climate control fuse under the hood for at least 30 seconds, then replacing it and starting the vehicle back up without adjusting any of the temperature controls. As a side note, after installation I noticed that air would only blow through the defroster eventhough the dash or floor vents were selected. This lasted for about 2 days until it went back into normal working order.

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          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect replacement

          By Bob

          from USA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
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          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

            Great OE replacemnt

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            (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect match to OE

            By Tony

            from Decatur,MS

            About Me Truck Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

              Great product by Dorman perfect match to OE part only took about 30 mins to install. You have to reset a/c accuator for it to work had to go online to find instructions Dorman(www.dorman.com) should put this in the box. Once I reset accuator it works perfect no more blowing hot air on driver side and cold on passager side

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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works like original

              By OJ

              from Cedarburg,WI

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

                Follow instructions
                Easy to install

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                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works Perfect

                By SteveL

                from North Carolina

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic-Auto Instructor

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Correct part

                Cons

                • No "auto install"

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

                Product was as described after purchasing on-line.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I saved 3 times the quoted dealer cost.

                By Will

                from Largo, FL

                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator:

                    Part was same as original equipment. Works well. Too early to tell if it will out last OE.

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                    • Q:

                      I have a 1998 Cadillac Seville. I only have air blowing from the vents. I have both hot an cold air. This car has duel climate an rear climate controls. What an where is the actuator that needs replaced?? Any help is great. Thanks.
                      Asked on 2/11/2014 by Matt firefighter from Ross county Ohio

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Matt, glad to help you! Your Cadillac Seville uses a separate blend door motor for each side of the front passenger compartment. My first step would be to put my hands on these actuators and see if they are moving at all in response to commands. Sometimes, if they don't move, you can give them a light tap with a screwdriver handle or something similar, and they will come to life, if only temporarily, but that will help you pinpoint the cause. There are scan tool diagnostics for this, I would make it my second step to attach a scan tool, command these actuators manually, and see if the voltages respond to commands. But honestly, you'll probably find that giving them a tap-tap is a faster way to diagnose the actuators.

                        Answered on 2/12/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      ! more, sorry. How do I reset after installing new actuator. Thanks, lyle
                      Asked on 10/22/2013 by lyle from indian shores, fl

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Iyle, this Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator - Part No. 604-106 is vehicle specific. Need of re-calibration is depending upon applications. In order to check, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                        Answered on 10/22/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      05 silverado 2500hd hot air left, cold right 1 actuator visible over hump. Is there GM number on it that would identify which one it is? I see there are 4 different ones. Thanks, lyle
                      Asked on 10/22/2013 by lyle from indian shores, Fl

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Iyle, you will need this Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator - Part No. 604-106 for 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD.

                        Answered on 10/22/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      The drivers side started blowing hot air. Where would the hva/c door actuator be located for the drivers side. I have dual temp zones in front and rear air on the 2004 tahoe
                      Asked on 8/17/2013 by Gary the beginner mechanic lol from Broken Arrow, OK

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator - Part No. 604-106 is located in the instrument panel under the A/C case near the center console on your 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/18/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is there any way to test the blend door besides buying a new one to see if actuator works?
                      Asked on 1/4/2013 by bob

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature. Set the function selector switch to the MAX A/C position. Adjust the blend door potentiometer to full COOL (left) and check for cool air discharge. Adjust the blend door potentiometer to full WARM (right) and check for warm air discharge. Vary the blend door actuator control from full WARM to full COOL. If the air temperature changes, then the system is OK. Or else check with the fuse and check the voltage to the a/c electronic blend door actuator motor. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 1/5/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8L with automatic AC controls where would the HVAC air door actuator be located?
                      Asked on 11/13/2012 by juc

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The HVAC door actuator (Dorman - OE Solutions HVA/C Air Door Actuator - Part No. 604-106) on your Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8L is located under the dash panel, on the HVAC housing near the Blower motor control module. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 11/13/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I email befor but sent the wrong email adress
                      Asked on 9/3/2012 by None from Lindenhurst new York

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        To help you in a better manner, Please be more specific on your query and we would be better able to assist you.

                        Answered on 9/3/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      My 2002 corvette driver side blows warm air passenger side cool air is the promble the acuator and location of it , is their a vedio aviable
                      Asked on 9/3/2012 by None from Lindenhurst new york

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The actuator could possibly be the problem. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                        Answered on 9/4/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Where is the a/c acuator located can I see a video of replacement for a 2002 corvette
                      Asked on 9/3/2012 by No nick mane from Lindenhurst new york

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry, we do not have the video to replace the A/C Actuator right now. However, pictures for the replacement of the A/C Actuator on your 2002 Chevrolet Corvette has been sent to the email provided. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 9/4/2012 by Rick from AAP
                    • Q:

                      2000 silverado 1500 4x4 z71, fan blower blows on all speeds and switches to defrost and floor and vents but doesn't seem to be blowning hard thur all vents what could be? (blower actuator) does switching (floor to vents to defrost), and (blower resistor) control fan speed. does this truck have two blower actuators or what could be the problem? seem not to blowning air hard.
                      Asked on 7/15/2012 by mike from missouri

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The Air Blend Door Actuator should be the possible cause of the problem and your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 should have only one HVAC Air Door Actuator. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 7/16/2012 by Rick from AAP
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