broomballusba12: I want to thank you folks for the support on the video.
I will be making a few new videos shortly on the Ford Explorer, The Ford
Expedition, and the newest car to the family a 1983 Porsche 944.
Jennifer Lewis: Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! I just watched your video and completed
the "costly" task myself! Went out on my lunch break and followed your
guides, and fixed it! I had a little more difficulty, not sure if it's bc
mine is a 2004, but there was a black manifold blocking most of it, and
mine was towards the bottom more. Barely reached it with one middle finger,
and had almost given up. It was 11 degrees this morning in Atlanta,
needless to say, I couldn't take it any more. I had called a shop, and he
quoted me about $250 , depending on how deep it was in my dashboard. lol.
Well, my sir, Daddy would be proud. Thanks again!
Lizzie McVeigh: I'll give this a shot. Hopefully it works for the '06. When I turn the heat
I get this clicking sound and just regular air.
ATAHUALPA867: Happy Sunday explorers drivers. I finnally got mind into this and done.
Took me 10 minutes and got heat. Thanks so much for the posting .I saved
money and now will use it for fixing tire valve. Worse was to try to
explain to the wife what I was gonna do she got inquisite and took me
longer to convince her than to fix.
broomballusba12: Here is a complete video of the correct and proper way to fix this
problem. I did not make this video, however the owner did send this to
me. This would take approx 2 hrs to complete should you decide to do this
Kelli Simmons: I reached in my glove box to find the door. I don't know if I moved it or
not, but the clicking stopped just by reaching my hand in. My problem is
that I still do not have any heat and since the clicking stopped, I cannot
find the door. Any suggestions?
Scott Sobkowicz: You are a genius! Can't thank you enough. Was freezing my ass off and
within minutes you made my day/week/month. Happy New Year to you!
Jim Devitt: Thanks, simple and done. You're the best
ATAHUALPA867: sir, thanks for the video , i tried today and can't find it. any
do i take the whole panel out. How does it loook?
Shay Woods: I tried this last night and it worked perfectly. I took the car for a spend
around the block, on the way back I notice something was leaking. Any idea
what it could have been????
FuPayme365: Will this wrk on a 1998 Ford expedition Eddie Bauer?? exact same heat and
cold problems... heat actually wrks in the rear but not in front for the
driver and passenger..
TOMMY KING: This does Not Work on a 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. Only thing on that
side is 2 two vacuum motors that goes to flaps for upper and lower air
Wasnt Mee: Fandamntastic video Sir! Got through the entire replacement on the actuator
to realize the shaft was wrong. :(. So I came across your video and the
fix was exactly like he says. No magic to it. Even easier without the
camera as he says. Listen for the click to find the lever. And just like
that you got your heat.
broomballusba12: The flap is along the side, near the metal bar.
Don't force anything, the flap is approx 1" x 2"
Marc Brown: Saved my marriage!! Thank you! it is -7 here today in Colorado, and I have
been lazy about doing the real fix. It found this sweet, 4 second fix
vidoe. Question, how long about will this fix stay warm?
Frank McCann: My blend door quit a couple years ago and I found that lever. However, I
put a wire tie on it (kind of difficult but worth it, lay upside down and
get your head under there enough to see it just long enough to get the wire
tie on) and ran the tail out between the crack in the plastic. Now I just
have to pull on the end of the wire tie when I want to switch it to heat.
Seems to flop back to cool easily when I put the control on cold. Almost
invisible and easy to use.
Mike Dallo: Thanks for the video! I managed to get a finger right on the piece inside
that's making the noise - it felt like a little heartbeat. Wasn't sure if
it was an actual flap, I guess it was? I was trying to get my heat back,
but it seemed like it was already all the way up, so I tried doing down,
and it fell all the way out of my reach, but now my A/C is working again.
Did I do it right? How would I be able to reach it again to get my heat
Houstonbby: I'm having this problem on my ford explorer. What exactly did u do? What
flap did u move?
EYE DOC: Tried it - worked great - took about 15 minutes. Thanks!
Stephen Contreras: This dude is a genuis.
Scott Wiedemann: nothing makes me feel all "warm and fuzzy" like being warm and saving
money....you did both. many thanks from 1 cheapskate to another
richscary: You sire are a freaking GENIUS!!!
Looking forward to more of your videos!
brothaman75159: You are a genius.
Brent Bonnell: Will this work on a 2004 explorer? I'm looking in that area but I don't see
a plastic flap.
fastdrive55: Hm, so you have to do this each you wanna switch that crap door :-(
KnightBlazer28: Just wanted to give a big THANKS. I just tried this and my heat kicked on
puftguy1: .....and just think..... if Ford would have spent just a few lousy cent
more, they could have built this to never break...but because of their
greed, this is the result..... I paid almost 65 THOUSAND dollars for my
Town Car and a lot of its parts just sit still in my garage and rot then
break !!!... after buying mostly ALL Ford cars in my past...i'll never EVER
buy another Ford product. thanx FORD MOTOR COMPANY WHERE QUALITY IS
JOB 1 ..... YEAH RIGHT !!!...... THANX FOR THE POST ANYWAY !!
kelly herrera: Hi can I do this to if my cold air doesn't come out?
chris larson: Extremely helpful! You, sir, are a true American. May karma reward you
Billy Whyde: 2007 Sport Trac remove the lower pop off panel( ON PASSENGER SIDE) push
pin pull out towards side and slide panel out , listen for click locate the
sound place hand of the lever. turn vehicle off turn heat control unit for
season (hot or cold) if for heat pull down on the lever if for col AC pus
lever up towards vertical. replace panel start and drive after the first
time you can do it very quickly. NOTE TELL EVERYONE NOT TO USE THE CONTROL
FOR TEMP, USE BLOWER OR WINDOWS TO COMPENSATE, IF YOU MOVE THE TEMP CONTROL
SWITCH IT MAY ALLOW FOR THE CHEAP NYLON GEAR TO THROW IT OUT OF POSITION
AND REPEAT OF THE FIX IS NEEDED AGAIN..
Richard Thomas: I am sitting here LMAO, I was looking at a repair bill of $617.....followed
your directions and low and behold....HEAT. Thanks for the video
instructions. It did not cost me a penny. It took time to locate the
flap to flip down, but other than that "piece of cake"
Shalisha A. Kennedy: Need help PLEASE! Let me start out by saying I know nothing really about
cars. I need heat and can't afford a relax bill. Getting ready to move to a
colder state in a couple of days. I think I've found the flap, but
regardless of which way i flip it, it still blows out cold. What am I doing
wrong? I have a 2006 Ford Explorer. Thank you in advance
SixFigure Ano: thank you so much! i have been without heat in my 04 explorer for 2 years
now and its been horrible but thanks to your video i now have heat! Only
took about 30 minutes to fix! i live in florida so i dont need it often but
right now its pretty chilly and my late night hot box sessions are
miserable because of the cold. Now i can smoke at night in my car in peace
and warmth lol thank you!
Tdubbzskis: Dude, you are a great story teller, and should be a comedian! Anyway, my
heat on my 03 explorer went out again this morning. It went out year and a
half ago and I had already purchased the $65 part and performed the fix
once, and I'm not about to drop another $65 bucks.. I'm cheap too man...
but I have no wife to call me the other names. Good talk.
tige reese: Great
Having the same problem
Glenn D: I watched the video you saved me a lot of money or time thanks
Edna Patino: thanks for the helpful hint. weather in north texas changes so frequently
that this was a quick fix to tide me over until i could replace the motor.
to replace the actuator motor, i highly recommend heatertreater.net,
redhouseon7th.com and broomballusba12’s YouTube video. i fixed mine today
and it works perfectly!
Anna Smith: I have an 02 ford explorer, I was not able to find a flap, but a metal bar.
Am I doing something wrong?
Tammy Dressel: Thank you. Worked like a charm.
3rdTryProductions: Fantastic! Took a few tries to figure out what I was feeling for...but I
have heat again!
I spent that last few years just fiddling with the blower and it would
"pop" on its own but that stopped working this year so you were a
David Brown: I had the same problem but could not find the fix thru the glove box.
I looked to the left bottom of the glove box at the heater controls and
there is a access panel for the blend door actuator, It took me 2 minutes
to use the simple fix.
I had instant heat. This was a 2007 Ford Explorer.
zackaryjames .: Man you just saved me $650 lol
nuvesdeplomo: great video ... even a blind mechanic as I am can do it
mtdew332: Thank you for this video!
It does take a little to find the flap, and I almost thought I wouldn't.
But once you do find it, this is an EASY fix and I'll just flip it back the
other way when summer hits....Thank You!
ike thomas: thank you thank you thank you save my life!
hando619: That worked!! Saved me time and money of taking apart whole dash board.
Timothy Galford: We did this yesterday and it is now warm. Before when we tried to switch to
heat we had a clicking sound, now we have a loud thumping sound. Did we
miss something? We had this fixed in the shop more than 5 years ago, trying
not to spend another $800 on a 2004 Ford Explorer. Thank You so much for
this advice, but does anyone else have the loud thumping now and is there a
Tod728: TWO DIFFERENT THINGS-- people are confusing two different problems with
heat on their 02 Explorers..... The issue being addressed here in this
video is the flap that switches from defrost to floor vent. It is
controlled by a vacuum line and diaphragm valve that pulls a rod (actually
a flat piece of metal about 3/4" wide and 6" long) connected to the plastic
ear that moves the flap. That is what people can reach by accessing the
glove box. It only diverts the air from the defrost vents to the floor
vents. It has nothing to do with HEAT... it diverts cold air just as
well. If you literally have NO HEAT.... then you have to fix the Heat
Blend flap (on the bottom of the whole mess, or the blend door actuator (on
the left side next to the driver's knee).
omar peralta: My heat works fine actually just makes noise sounds like a door opening and
closing then goes away went put air on high. .thoughts?