Stratus V6-2.5L VIN H (1997)
Air Door Actuator / Motor: Service and Repair
Fig 9 Mode Door Motor Location
NOTE: If battery voltage is low or not sensed at the actuator/motor for less than a (60) second interval, the actuator/motor will be out of calibration.
Remove the M1 (I.O.D.) fuse for a minimum of (60) seconds. The actuator/motor will then self calibrate itself upon reinstallation of fuse.
The mode door actuator is an electric motor. It mechanically positions the A/C unit panel/bi-level door and the floor/defrost door. Prior to part
replacement, re-calibration of the HVAC actuator is recommended. Calibration is performed by disconnecting the battery negative cable or the removal
of the instrument panel M-1 fuse. Electrical power should be re-established after (60) seconds which will automatically initiate the software calibration
procedure. If this procedure fails, it will be necessary to replace the mode door actuator/motor. The mode door actuator/motor is not serviceable and
must be replaced if found to be defective.
The mode door actuator is located on the upper left side of the A/C-Heater housing.
Fig 10 Mode Motor Connector
1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
2. Remove left underpanel silencer/duct.
3. Remove electrical connection on actuator.
4. Remove actuator retaining screws. Then pull actuator straight down. Upon removal, note the shaft position of the actuator, because the shaft on
this motor is keyed. When installing new actuator, its shaft must be positioned in the same location.
For installation, reverse the above procedures.