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Old 11-09-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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Accessing heater flap through dash

There's a tutorial on how to fix the AC/heater flap (from loss of foam) by going in through the dash. I've seen it before but I can't find it! Anybody know the source for it?
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:45 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:49 PM   #3
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Yes! That's it, thank you!
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #4
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No problem

The fix works great! It nice to not have bits of foam hit me in the face anymore.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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I did this fix last year to my Boxster after putting up with lack of decent heat for many years. I was embarrassed I waited so long after realizing just how easy the fix was!
Now I have a 2003 996 Cab that has a spring break foam party every time I run the car. Needless to say, I won't be waiting years to fix it this time...well, maybe a year or two as I tend to procrastinate...
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:14 AM   #6
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Did the fix last fall, my doors were naked with virtually no foam left... that made the fix easy. I used waterproof alum tape from Home Depot to cover Swiss cheese holes on doors and opening cut on the hvac housing, easy to position and great adhesion. Very satisfying results to restore quick and powerful heating, warm air just a few minutes after cold start, what I exactly need for my daily driving through Michigan winter.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:34 PM   #7
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ABSOLUTELY this is the method to do it! Wow it was so easy. I am so surprised every post says to go in through the frunk. Forget it!









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Iíve got foam and have this project on my to do list. The thing that I canít figure out is I have a servo motor that just runs. Sounds like a little whir-click like something is trying to open or close. Itís coming from the pass side foot well. Canít figure it out. Regarding foam, Iíve had all manor of chunks from 5Ē long pieces to a variety of skin like particles. I also need to redo my HVAC control display as the center vent indicator doesnít work.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:18 AM   #9
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Iíve got foam and have this project on my to do list. The thing that I canít figure out is I have a servo motor that just runs. Sounds like a little whir-click like something is trying to open or close. Itís coming from the pass side foot well. Canít figure it out. Regarding foam, Iíve had all manor of chunks from 5Ē long pieces to a variety of skin like particles. I also need to redo my HVAC control display as the center vent indicator doesnít work.
There is a servo above the passenger foot well that is involved in the system. There is a small tray that needs to be removed allows visibility of the servo. The tray seems to act as a protective cover to the mechanical components on the bottom of the passenger side dashboard.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:53 AM   #10
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There is a servo above the passenger foot well that is involved in the system. There is a small tray that needs to be removed allows visibility of the servo. The tray seems to act as a protective cover to the mechanical components on the bottom of the passenger side dashboard.
Cool, but why would it be constantly ďrunningĒ. Any idea?
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:38 AM   #11
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I am seeing foam particles in my 05 987 s, is it possible to go through the dash to access the Heater flap in a 987 like this? Or is there a better way?
Thanks for any info!
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