2006 equinox hvac blend door actuator

Gerald
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accessory fuse location

Unread post by Gerald » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:51 am

Where is the accessory (cell phone charger) fuse location for 2007 Chevy Equinox. I've found the fuse box but no sign as to which is for the accessory fus.

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Re: accessory fuse location

Unread post by ProTech » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:03 pm

There are two fuse blocks on your Equinox, one in the engine compartment under the hood, and one in the vehicle on the right side of the center console. The fuse block you want is the one under the hood. The fuse you need to replace is the AUX PWR fuse, which is fuse #3 and is a 20amp mini fuse (yellow). That fuse controls the accessory ports.
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Heated seats not working...

Unread post by ednsandy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:26 pm

....manual says it is the fuse in the fuse block in the engine compartment. Without pulling it out, any one know what that fuse is in terms of part # and amperage? Any chance the fuse just "went bad" and wasn't blown by a short? If so, would it make sense to replace the fuse to see what happens?

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Re: Heated seats not working...

Unread post by carriedi » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:52 am

you would always replace a fuse if it is blown. then see what happens when it is replaced. If it blows right away then you know there is a short and you start looking for that. If it doesn't blow just wait and see what happens.

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Re: Heated seats not working...

Unread post by ednsandy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:00 am

That is what I intend to do....guess I will just have to pull the fuse to see what kind and amp value.....we are traveling and my wife is always nervous about doing anything while the vehicle is fully functional other than the heated seats....to pacify her I will just wait 'til I get home and replace the fuse then...she is the one who misses the heated seats! ;)

I also have a 2007 Equinox which I use for local driving and it has an mysterious electrical drain which I have to trouble shoot...haven't found any helpful suggestions other than it might be the OnStar module which did stop working before the drain problem arose. So, will have to see if that has to be totally unplugged since pulling the inside the car fuse from the block didn't seem to help.

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Re: Heated seats not working...

Unread post by carriedi » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:49 pm

the amp rating for fuses is marked on the fuse. many manufacturers also post the amp rating for the circuit on the fuse cover index.

for battery drains the best way to find those is with an inductive amp probe. this way you can see the amp draw without disconnecting any circuits

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2006 equinox hvac blend door actuator

Unread post by johnw » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:10 pm

I replaced the broken blend door and also put a new actuator on.The problem I am having is the new actuator over rotated when I turned the tempature knob to full hot resulting in a broken actuator.I did the calibration thing where you push the ac and recirculation button three times within two seconds.Can someone tell me if I needed to do something else.Also could the hvac control module be causing the over rotation of the actuator.

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carriedi
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Re: 2006 equinox hvac blend door actuator

Unread post by carriedi » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:07 am

you say that the actuator broke. what broke on it?

so, after you replaced the blend door and then put the actuator back on and then did the calibration on the actuators, that's when you set it to hot and it broke?

and yes the controls could be sending a bad signal to the actuator motor but you should look for a code for the HVAC and look at the data stream to see what the actuators are doing. When you use the controls and tell the blend door to move from all the way hot to all the way cold and back and forth, does it move at all?

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