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Old 07-31-2003, 05:33 AM
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W126 no recirc

My 89 560SEL air works great. The only issue is that I think the recirc vents aren't shutting when I am activating recirc.

The light on the recirc button comes on when pushed but if I am driving through a tunnel I still get a strong fume smell.

Are there vents or flaps of some sort that should be shut when pushing the recirc button?

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Old 07-31-2003, 11:54 AM
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If you don't have a passenger side airbag, remove the glove box liner and check the recirc flap vacuum actuators that should be visible. There are two actuators and each has two chambers.

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