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Old 08-04-2002, 10:59 PM
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560 sel climate control inop

Hi all. I tried a search, but didn't find anything similar to what I have. The thing is, I have nothing. the blower doesn't come on in any position, hot or cold setting; compressor clutch not kicking on; I can't hear any flappers opening or closing at the different settings. I didn't put a meter on it yet, but the fuses look good, and I moved the relays around trying to move the problem, but nothing yet. I'm going to try to trace voltage tomorrow with the dmm, but I was hoping one of the resident experts could help. BTW it's been sitting for a while, and the a/c worked last time I ran it. Thanks,
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Old 08-05-2002, 07:10 AM
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Try a search for ignition switch. The first symptom on mine was no climate control. Good luck.
Earl McLain
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Old 08-05-2002, 11:09 AM
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Yup, I agree with Greenacres, sounds like the ignition switch. Try giving it a little jiggle. Look closely at the tick marks on the bezel, I think you'll find the key is just a hair off the mark. Once the jiggle gets it on the mark, the ACC should come to life.

Lots of jigglers 'round here .
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Old 08-26-2002, 12:12 PM
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Lots of jigglers 'round here....

When jiggling time comes around ( visiting the 126 family ), is it the tumbler that needs replacing ?
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