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1998 1998 Chevrolet Blazer Chevrolet Blazer A/C-HEATER SYSTEM - AUTOMATIC' '1998 AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT
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A/C-HEATER SYSTEM - AUTOMATIC
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A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
WARNING: To avoid injury from accidental air bag deployment, read and carefully
follow all SERVICE PRECAUTIONS and DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR
BAG SYSTEM procedures in AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in
ACCESSORIES AND ELECTRICAL.
CAUTION: When battery is disconnected, radio will go into anti-theft protection mode.
Obtain radio anti-theft protection code from owner prior to servicing
vehicle.
A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Application
Compressor Type
Compressor Belt Tension
Specification
Harrison HT6/HP6 6-Cyl.
(1)
8 ozs.
System Oil Capacity (2)
Refrigerant (R-134a) Capacity
32 ozs.
System Operating Pressures (3)
High Side
299 psi (21.0 kg/cm 2 )
Low Side
26 psi (1.8 kg/cm 2 )
(1) Tighten serpentine belt until indicator mark on movable portion of belt tensioner is within limits of
slotted area on stationary portion of belt tensioner.
(2) Use PAG Refrigerant Oil (Part No. 12345923).
(3) Specification is with ambient temperature at 80°F (27°C), relative humidity at 60 percent and engine
speed at 1500 RPM.

DESCRIPTION

The automatic climate control system maintains selected in-vehicle temperatures between 66-82°F (19-28°C). When system mode is set to AUTO (automatic) and a temperature has been selected, various sensors and actuators control temperature and airflow direction through outlet vents. System also has function of a manual A/C-heater unit when no AUTO mode functions are selected.

OPERATION

The automatic climate control consists of four major systems. Refrigeration system, heater system, air distribution
The automatic climate control consists of four major systems. Refrigeration system, heater system, air
distribution system and A/C-heater control modes. Interior temperature, blower motor speed and mode of
operation can be selected from the A/C-heater control module.
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In AUTO mode, the system determines appropriate air intake and discharge positions, blower motor speed and discharge air temperature according to operator selected temperature and information provided by the system's sensors. See SENSORS . The A/C indicator light will come on when in AUTO mode.

If a function is selected but not available in a particular mode of operation, the indicator light beside the chosen function will blink three times, indicating unavailable in this mode. Try choosing another mode and selecting function again.

Direction of airflow to vents and outlets is controlled by 6 actuators, one electronic controlled actuator and 5 vacuum controlled actuators. The electronic actuator moves the air mix door, vacuum actuators control the inlet door and 4 mode doors. See ACTUATORS.

A/C-HEATER CONTROL MODULE

Blower Motor Control Knob

When blower motor control knob is set to AUTO mode, blower motor speed is determined by the blower control module and its network of sensors. When blower motor control knob is rotated from AUTO to OFF position and beyond, blower control module switches to manual mode. In manual mode, 13 speeds can be selected with the blower motor control knob. Blower motor speed remains the same until a new speed is selected by operator. When blower motor control knob is OFF, some air will enter vehicle when vehicle is moving. See Fig. 1 .

Temperature Control Knob

In-vehicle temperature can be set between 66°F (19°C) and 82°F (28°C) When temperature control knob is rotated left (Blue half of indicator) past 66°F (19°C) system will be in full cool operation. When temperature control knob is rotated right (Red half of indicator) past 82°F (28°C), system will be in full heat operation. See Fig. 1 .

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HEAT General Motors Corp. - A/C-Heater System - Automatic Fig. 1: A/C-Heater Control Module Functions Courtesy

Fig. 1: A/C-Heater Control Module Functions Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mode Select Knob

Different modes of operation can be selected: AUTO, panel (vents), floor/panel, floor, floor/windshield and front defrost. See Fig. 1 .

AUTO (Automatic) Mode

The A/C-heater control module evaluates input of sensors and determines weather floor, floor/panel or panel mode is required. The A/C-heater control module then commands appropriate actuators to open doors to predetermined outlets. A/C-heater control module also commands either fresh or recirculated air to be used in AUTO mode of operation.

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The A/C-heater control module commands actuators to close defrost door, position air inlet door for outside air to be pulled in and position A/C door so air is discharged through panel vents.

Floor/Panel Mode

The A/C-heater control module commands actuators to close defrost door, position air inlet door for outside air to be pulled in and position A/C door so air is discharged through floor outlets and panel vents.

NOTE:

Floor Mode

In panel, floor/panel, floor, floor/windshield, front/defrost mode, A/C compressor comes on if outside temperature is above 43°F (6°C) and maintains an evaporator core temperature of around 33°F (1°C) as long as the A/C button is not depressed.

The A/C-heater control module commands actuators to close defrost door, position air inlet door for outside air to be pulled in and position A/C door so air is discharged through floor vents. In this mode, a small amount of air will be discharged to the windshield outlets.

Floor/Windshield Mode

The A/C-heater control module commands actuators to open defrost door, position air inlet door for outside air to be pulled in and position A/C door so air is discharged through floor outlets. The blower pulls outside air in and directs it out floor and windshield outlets.

Front Defrost Mode

The A/C-heater control module commands actuators to open defrost door, position air inlet door for outside air to be pulled in and position A/C door so some air is discharged through floor outlets. In this mode, A/C compressor cannot be turned off and recirculation setting cannot be selected.

Recirculation Mode

When recirculated air switch is pressed, the A/C-heater control module commands actuator to close air inlet door to outside air. Recirculation mode is available in panel/floor, panel and floor modes. Recirculation mode is not allowed in front defrost or floor/windshield modes because windshield fogging might occur.

Fresh Air Mode

This mode allows fresh outside air to enter passenger compartment when fresh air switch is pressed. See Fig. 1 .

ACTUATORS

There are 6 actuators used to control the automatic climate control system. One electronic air
There are 6 actuators used to control the automatic climate control system. One electronic air mix door actuator,
one vacuum controlled inlet door actuator and 4 vacuum controlled mode door actuators. The electronic air mix
door actuator contains a feedback potentiometer. The feedback potentiometer signals A/C-heater control
module with air mix door position.
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PULSE WIDTH MODULATING DRIVE MOTOR

In AUTO mode, A/C-heater control module determines appropriate blower motor speed by analyzing information from various sensors, including engine coolant temperature sensor and vehicle speed sensor, and sends Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) voltage to the Pulse Width Modulating Drive Motor (PWMDM). Drive motor is located at blower motor assembly, connected directly to blower motor.

The PWMDM receives PWM voltage from A/C-heater control module and powers the blower motor accordingly. To increase or decrease blower motor speed, the A/C-heater control module varies PWM voltage. A higher PWM voltage increases blower motor speed, lower PWM voltage decreases blower motor speed. In manual mode, blower motor operates at speed selected on blower motor increase/decrease knob.

SENSORS

A/C Pressure Sensor

Located on the high side of the A/C compressor suction/discharge hose assembly, it monitors A/C system pressure to engage and disengage the A/C compressor clutch.

Passenger Compartment (Inside) Air Temperature Sensor

This temperature sensitive resistor (thermistor) monitors in-vehicle temperature to accurately control and maintain set temperature. Higher temperature lowers resistance of sensor, lower temperature raises resistance of sensor.

Inside air temperature sensor has a dedicated fan to pull interior air past it for precise metering of in-vehicle temperature. Sensor is located above drivers door under roof trim molding inside the in-vehicle air temperature sensor housing.

Upper & Lower Outlet Temperature Sensors

These sensors are used by the A/C-heater control module to monitor discharge temperatures from floor and panel outlets. Upper sensor is located in center A/C-heater duct, above radio. Lower sensor is in lower outlet duct.

Ambient (Outside) Air Temperature Sensor

This thermistor is used by A/C-heater control module to determine command signals for automatic climate control system. Ambient air temperature sensor is located on right side of radiator support baffle.

Solar Sensor

Light-sensitive photo-diode used to monitor heat load of sun on vehicle. A/C-heater control module uses solar sensor information to regulate the automatic climate control for increased solar heat. Solar sensor is located in the defrost grille on center of dash.

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A/C-HEATER CONTROL MODULE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM CHECK

1.

Install scan tool. Turn ignition switch to RUN position. Check for A/C-heater system DTCs. See RETRIEVING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. If scan tool communicates with vehicle, go to step 19). If scan tool does not communicate with vehicle, go to next step.

2.

If A/C-heater control module does not operate and there is no scan tool data, go to next step. If A/C- heater control module operates but there is no scan tool data, go to step 21).

3.

Turn radio on. If radio has power, go to next step. If radio has no power, go to step 10).

4.

Check HVAC fuse. If fuse is okay, go to next step. If fuse is not okay, go to step 15).

5.

Using a Digital Volt-Ohmmeter (DVOM), backprobe A/C-heater control module connector terminal C12 (Orange wire). If DVOM indicates battery voltage, go to next step. If DVOM indicates other than battery voltage, go to step 9).

6.

Turn ignition to ON position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector terminal C6 (Brown wire). If DVOM indicates battery voltage, go to next step. If DVOM indicates other than battery voltage, go to step 8).

7.

Replace A/C-heater control module. Recheck A/C-heater control module functions for proper operation.

8.

Repair open in Brown wire between fuse block and terminal C6. Recheck A/C-heater control module functions for proper operation.

9.

Repair open in Orange wire between splice and terminal C12.

10.

Check RDO/BATT fuse. If fuse is okay, go to step 9). If fuse is not okay, go to next step.

11.

Connect test light between terminals "A" and "B" of RDO/BATT fuse (leave test light connected for remainder of test). If test light glows, go to next step. If test light does not glow, go to step 14).

12.

Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. If test light remains on, go to next step. If test light goes out, go to step 7).

13.

Repair short to ground in Orange wire to A/C-heater control module terminal C12. Recheck A/C-heater control module functions for proper operation.

14.

Disconnect test light, replace RDO/BATT fuse. Recheck A/C-heater control module functions for proper operation. If problem continues, check for poor connections or intermittent operation.

15.

Connect test light between terminals "A" and "B" of HVAC fuse in instrument panel fuse block (leave test light connected for remainder of test). If test light comes on, go to next step. If test light does not come on, go to step 18).

16.

Disconnect A/C heater control module connector. If test light remains lit, go to next step. If test light goes out, go to next step.

17.

Repair short to ground between fuse block and terminal C6 of A/C-heater control module. Recheck A/C- heater control module functions for proper operation.

18.

Replace HVAC fuse. Recheck A/C-heater control module functions for proper operation. If problem continues, check for poor connections or intermittent operation

19.

Recheck for A/C-heater control module DTCs. If DTCs are present, go to next step. If there are no DTCs but a symptom exists, see AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY or BLOWER MOTOR CONTROL DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.

20.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Record DTCs. Diagnose and repair DTCs from lowest number to highest. See appropriate DTC for diagnosis and repair information under TESTING. A history DTC could

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indicate a problem has been repaired or is intermittent. Clear all DTCs, operate climate control system, recheck for DTCs. Diagnose and repair as needed.

21. If scan tool will not communicate with vehicle or no data is displayed, see G - TESTS W/CODES article in ENGINE PERFORMANCE. If symptom is other than no communication with scan tool, go to step

19).

ACTUATOR CHECK

NOTE:

This check must be performed every time the electronic actuator is removed for repair or replaced.

Electronic Actuator

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Remove RDO/BATT fuse for 10 seconds.

2. Install RDO/BATT fuse. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Electronic actuator should cycle air mix door through hot and cold positions.

Vacuum Actuators

Install scan tool. Operate A/C-heater control module through all blower fan speeds and all air distribution modes. Check readings on scan tool against vacuum actuator check table. See Fig. 2 .

tool against vacuum actuator check table. See Fig. 2 . Fig. 2: Vacuum Actuator Check Courtesy
Fig. 2: Vacuum Actuator Check Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Luis Hurtado lunes, 21 de
Fig. 2: Vacuum Actuator Check
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
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BLOWER MOTOR CONTROL DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY

1.

If blower motor fails to operate in any switch position, go to next step. If blower motor operates in any switch position, go to step 21).

2.

Check HVAC fuse. If fuse is blown, go to next step. If fuse is okay, go to step 6).

3.

Disconnect Pulse Width Modulating Drive Motor (PWMDM) connector. Remove HVAC fuse and connect test light between terminals "A" and "B" of HVAC fuse cavity. If test light comes on, go to next step. If test light does not come on, go to step 5).

4.

Repair short to ground in Orange wire between PWMDM connector terminal "B" and HVAC fuse in underhood fuse block. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

5.

Replace HVAC fuse. Recheck operation of blower motor control. If blower motor does not operate properly, go to step 11).

6.

Disconnect PWMDM connector. Connect test light between terminals "A" and "B" of PWMDM connector. If test light comes on, go to next step. If test light does not come on, go to step 8).

7.

Reconnect PWMDM connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Set blower motor speed control knob to mid-range position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector terminal C16. If DVOM indicates 2-4 volts, go to step 11). If DVOM indicates other than 2-4 volts, go to step 14).

8.

Connect test light to PWMDM connector terminal "B" and battery ground. If test light comes on, go to step 10). If test light does not come on, go to next step.

9.

Repair open in Orange wire between PWMDM connector terminal "B" and HVAC fuse in underhood fuse block. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

10.

Repair open in Black wire between PWMDM connector terminal "A" and ground. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

CAUTION: Use wire of gauge suitable for current needed to power blower motor.

11.

Disconnect PWMDM connector. Disconnect blower motor from PWMDM. Connect jumper wire from PWMDM connector terminal "B" to blower motor Red terminal. Connect jumper wire from PWMDM connector terminal "A" to blower motor Black terminal. If blower motor operates at maximum speed, go to step 13). If blower motor does not operate at maximum speed, go to next step.

12.

Replace blower motor. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

13.

Replace PWMDM. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

14.

If DVOM indicates 0 volts, go to next step. If DVOM indicates other than 0 volts, go to step 25).

15.

Turn ignition to OFF position. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. Disconnect PWMDM connector. Connect a test light between terminals "A" and "C" of PWMDM connector. If test light glows, go to next step. If test light does not glow, go to step 26).

16.

Repair short to ground in Purple/White wire between terminal "C" of PWMDM connector and terminal C16 of A/C-heater control module connector. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

17.

Connect test light between terminals "A" and "C" of PWMDM connector. If test light comes on, go to next step. If test light does not come on, go to step 19).

18.

Repair short to battery voltage in Purple/White wire between terminal "C" of PWMDM connector and

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terminal C16 of A/C-heater control module connector. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

19. Replace PWMDM. Recheck operation of blower motor control. If blower does not operate properly, go to next step.

20. Replace A/C-heater control module. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

21. If symptom is blower motor runs at maximum speed constantly, go to next step. If symptom is other than listed, go to step 20).

22. Turn ignition to OFF position. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. If blower motor stops running at maximum speed, go to step 20). If blower motor continues to operate at maximum speed, go to next step.

23. Replace PWMDM. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

24. If symptom is intermittent operation of blower motor or erratic operation of blower motor when changing speed with blower select switch, go to step 20). If symptom is other than listed, go to A/C-HEATER CONTROL MODULE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM CHECK .

25. If DVOM indicates battery voltage, go to step 17). If DVOM indicates other than battery voltage, go to step 28).

26. Connect jumper wire between terminals "A" and "C" of PWMDM connector. Connect DVOM to A/C- heater control module connector terminal C16 and battery ground. If DVOM indicates less than 5 ohms resistance, go to step 28). If resistance is greater than 5 ohms, go to next step.

27. Repair open in Purple/White wire between terminal "C" of PWMDM connector and terminal C16 of A/C- heater control module connector. Recheck operation of blower motor control.

28. Replace PWMDM. Recheck operation of blower motor control. If blower does not operate properly, go to step 20).

AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY

1. Check for A/C-heater control module DTCs. See procedures in RETRIEVING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. If DTCs are present, go to appropriate DTC under TESTING. If no DTCs are present, go to next step.

2. Operate A/C-heater control module and check readings on scan tool, check results against vacuum actuator check table. See Fig. 2 . If scan tool data matches table, go to next step. If results are different, go to step 9).

3. Check for open in Brown wire between A/C-heater control module connector terminal C6 and HVAC fuse. If wire is open, repair wire and recheck operation of air distribution system. If wire is okay, go to next step.

4. Perform select solenoid test using scan tool. Cycle solenoids 1 through 5. Locate HVAC solenoid assembly. See Fig. 3 . Place hand on each solenoid while energizing it with scan tool. If all solenoids energize as commanded, go to step 6). If one or more solenoids fail to energize, go to next step.

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HEAT General Motors Corp. - A/C-Heater System - Automatic Fig. 3: Location Of HVAC Solenoid Assembly

Fig. 3: Location Of HVAC Solenoid Assembly Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

5. Check for open, short to ground or short to battery voltage in corresponding wire
5. Check for open, short to ground or short to battery voltage in corresponding wire for solenoid, between
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A/C-heater control module connector and HVAC solenoid assembly connector. If one or more circuits
were repaired, recheck operation of air distribution system. If no repair was needed, go to step 8).
6.
Start engine, apply parking brake. Check for loose, pinched or broken vacuum lines. If repair was made,
recheck operation of air distribution system. If no repair was needed, go to next step.
7.
Install vacuum gauge to vacuum line for inoperative actuator. Cycle solenoid for actuator. If vacuum is
present, go to step 10). If no vacuum is present, go to next step.
8.
Replace HVAC solenoid assembly. Recheck operation of air distribution system.
9.
Replace A/C-heater control module. Recheck operation of air distribution system.
10.
Replace defective vacuum actuator. Recheck operation of air distribution system.
TESTING
WARNING: To avoid injury from accidental air bag deployment, read and carefully
follow all SERVICE PRECAUTIONS and DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR
BAG SYSTEM procedures in AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in
ACCESSORIES AND ELECTRICAL.
NOTE:
For testing procedures not covered in this article, see A/C-HEATER SYSTEM -
MANUAL article.
A/C SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
1. Park vehicle out of direct sunlight. Start engine and allow to idle. Set A/C controls to outside air, panel
(vent) mode, full cold, and A/C button on. Set blower/fan on high speed and close windows.
2. Operate system for 8-10 minutes to allow system to stabilize. Insert thermometer in center vent, and
measure outlet temperature. Outlet temperature must be 36-60°F (2-15°C) at center vent, with low/high
side pressures within specification. Refer to A/C PERFORMANCE PRESSURE SPECIFICATIONS .
A/C PERFORMANCE PRESSURE SPECIFICATIONS
Ambient Temp. °F (°C)
Low Side psi (kPa)
19-22 (1.3-1.5)
High Side psi (kPa)
251-267 (17.3-18.4)
70
21) (1)
22-26 (1.5-1.8)
275-311 (19.0-21.4)
80
(27) (1)
29-37 (2.0-2.6)
337-374 (23.2-25.8)
90
(32) (1)
30-39 (2.1-2.7)
352-400 (24.3-27.6)
100 (38) (1)
(1) Relative humidity between 20 and 90 percent.

RETRIEVING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) can only be retrieved using a scan tool. To do so, install scan tool. Retrieve and record current and history DTCs. Proceed to appropriate DTC, follow diagnostic and repair procedures.

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Current DTCs will clear as soon as fault in system goes away or is repaired. History DTCs can only be cleared by disconnecting negative battery cable, or by using a scan tool to manually clear history codes.

CODE B0160: AMBIENT (OUTSIDE) AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Using a DVOM, measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See AMBIENT/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE table. If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Disconnect A/C-heater control module. With DVOM, check for short to ground at terminal D2 (Dark Green/White wire) of A/C-heater control module connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 4). If continuity is not indicated, go to next step.

3. Reconnect sensor. Reconnect A/C-heater control module connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C-heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES . Operate A/C-heater system. If DTC resets, go to step 6). If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

4. Repair short to ground in Dark Green/White wire between A/C-heater control module connector terminal D2 and ambient temperature sensor.

5. Replace ambient temperature sensor.

6. Replace A/C-heater control module.

CODE B0161: AMBIENT (OUTSIDE) AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Using a DVOM, measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See AMBIENT/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. With a DVOM, measure voltage at terminal "B" (Dark Green/White wire) of ambient temperature sensor. If DVOM indicates battery voltage, go to next step. If DVOM indicates other than battery voltage, go to step 9).

3. Check Dark Green/White wire between A/C-heater control module and ambient temperature sensor for short to battery voltage and repair. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

4. With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal "A" of ambient temperature sensor connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 7). If continuity is not indicated, go to step 6).

5. Replace ambient temperature sensor.

6. Check Black wire after terminal "A" of ambient temperature sensor connector for an open and repair. If no open was found, go to step 8).

7. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C- heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES . Operate A/C-heater system. If DTC resets, go to next step. If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

8. Replace A/C-heater control module.

10. 9. Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "B" of ambient temperature sensor connector.
10.
9. Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "B" of ambient temperature sensor connector. If DVOM
indicates between 4-6 volts, go to step 4). If DVOM does not indicate 4-6 volts, go to next step.
Check for open Dark Green/White wire between A/C-heater control module and ambient temperature
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sensor. Repair as necessary. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

CODE B0165: PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO. 1 CIRCUIT LOW

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Use a DVOM to measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See AMBIENT/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal D1 (Dark Green wire) of A/C-heater control module connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 4). If continuity is not indicated, go to next step.

3. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor and A/C-heater control module connectors. Turn ignition to ON position. Clear A/C-heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If DTC resets, go to step 6). If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

4. Repair short to ground in Dark Green wire between terminal "A" of passenger compartment temperature sensor and terminal D1 of A/C-heater control module connector.

5. Replace sensor.

6. Replace A/C-heater control module.

CODE B0166: PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO. 1 CIRCUIT HIGH

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Use a DVOM to measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See AMBIENT/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. With a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of sensor. If battery voltage exists, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 9).

3. Check Dark Green wire between terminal "A" of passenger compartment temperature sensor and terminal D1 of A/C-heater control module connector for short to battery voltage and repair. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

4. Check for continuity to ground at terminal "D" (Black wire) of sensor connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 7). If continuity is not indicated, go to step 6).

5. Replace sensor.

6. Check Black wire after terminal "D" of sensor connector for an open and repair. If no repair was needed, go to step 8).

7. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C- heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If DTC resets, go to next step. If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

8. Replace A/C-heater control module.

9. Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of passenger compartment ambient temperature sensor
9. Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of passenger compartment ambient temperature sensor
connector. If DVOM indicates between 4-6 volts, go to step 4). If DVOM does not indicate 4-6 volts, go
to next step.
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Check Dark Green wire between terminal "A" of passenger compartment temperature sensor and terminal
D1 of A/C-heater control module connector for open and repair. If wire is okay, go to step 8).
AMBIENT/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE
Temperature: °F (°C)
-40 (-40)
-22 (-30)
-4 (-20)
Resistance: Ohms
169,400
88740
48580
14
(-10)
27670
32
(0)
16330
50
(10)
9950
68
(20)
6245
86
(30)
4030
104
(40)
2663
122
(50)
1800
158
(70)
875
176
(80)
630

CODE B0175: OUTLET AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO. 1 (UPPER) CIRCUIT LOW

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Use a DVOM to measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See UPPER/LOWER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal C2 (Brown wire) of A/C-heater control module connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 4). If continuity is not indicated, go to next step.

3. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor and A/C-heater control module connectors. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C-heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If trouble code resets, go to step 8). If trouble code does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

4. Repair short to ground in Brown wire between upper output temperature sensor connector terminal "A" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal C2.

5. Replace sensor.

6. Replace A/C-heater control module.

CODE B0176: OUTLET AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO. 1 (UPPER) CIRCUIT HIGH

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Use a DVOM to measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See UPPER/LOWER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. With a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A"
2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. With a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of sensor. If battery
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voltage exists, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 9).

3.

With a DVOM, check for short to battery voltage in Brown wire between upper output temperature sensor connector terminal "A" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal C2. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

4.

With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal "B" (Black wire) of sensor connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 7). If continuity is not indicated, go to step 6).

5.

Replace sensor.

6.

Check Black wire after terminal "B" of sensor connector for an open and repair. If no repair was needed, go to step 8).

7.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C- heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If DTC resets, go to next step. If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

8.

Replace A/C-heater control module.

9.

Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of upper output air temperature sensor connector. If DVOM indicates between 4-6 volts, go to step 4). If DVOM does not indicate 4-6 volts, go to next step.

10.

Check for open Brown wire between terminal "A" of sensor and terminal C2 of A/C-heater control module connector. Repair as necessary. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

CODE B0180: OUTLET AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO. 2 (LOWER) CIRCUIT LOW

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Use a DVOM to measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See UPPER/LOWER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal C3 (Light Green wire) of A/C-heater control module connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 4). If continuity is not indicated, go to next step.

3. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor and A/C-heater control module connectors. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C-heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If trouble code resets, go to step 8). If trouble code does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

4. Repair short to ground in Light Green wire between sensor connector terminal "A" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal C3.

5. Replace sensor.

6. Replace A/C-heater control module.

CODE B0181: OUTLET AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO. 2 (LOWER) CIRCUIT HIGH

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect sensor. Use a DVOM to measure resistance across sensor terminals "A" and "B". See UPPER/LOWER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE . If resistance is in specified range for temperature, go to next step. If resistance is not as specified, go to step 5).

2. Turn ignition switch to ON position. With a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A"
2.
Turn ignition switch to ON position. With a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of sensor. If battery
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voltage exists, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 9).
3.
Check for short to battery voltage in Light Green wire between lower output temperature sensor
connector terminal "A" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal C3. If wire is okay, go to step
8).
4.
With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal "B" (Black wire) of sensor connector. If
continuity is indicated, go to step 7). If continuity is not indicated, go to step 6).
5.
Replace sensor.
6.
Check for open Black wire to terminal "B" of sensor connector. Repair as necessary. If wire is okay, go to
step 8).
7.
Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C-
heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater
system. If DTC resets, go to next step. If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater
control module.
8.
Replace A/C-heater control module.
9.
Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of upper output air temperature sensor connector. If
DVOM indicates between 4-6 volts, go to step 4). If DVOM does not indicate 4-6 volts, go to next step.
10.
Check for open Light Green wire between terminal "A" of sensor and terminal C3 of A/C-heater control
module connector. Repair as necessary. If wire is okay, go to step 8).
UPPER/LOWER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR RESISTANCE
Temperature: °F (°C)
-40 (-40)
-22 (-30)
-4 (-20)
Resistance: Ohms
100,865
52594
28582
14
(-10)
16120
32
(0)
9399
50
(10)
5658
68
(20)
3511
86
(30)
2240
104
(40)
465
122
(50)
980
158
(70)
469
176
(80)
334

CODE B0185: SOLAR LOAD SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect solar load sensor. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal C1 (Light Blue/Black wire) of A/C-heater control module connector. If continuity is indicated, go to step 3). If continuity is not indicated, go to next step.

2. Reconnect sensor and A/C-heater control module connectors. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Cover
2. Reconnect sensor and A/C-heater control module connectors. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Cover
solar load sensor from light. Read solar load sensor counts on scan tool. Correct reading is 10 counts or
less. If sensor stays at or around 20 counts, go to step 4). If counts are other than specified, go to step 5).
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3. Repair short to ground in Light Blue wire between solar load sensor connector terminal "A" and A/C- heater control module connector terminal C1.

4. Replace sensor.

5. Clear A/C-heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C- heater system. If DTC resets, go to next step. If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

6. Replace A/C-heater control module.

CODE B0186: SOLAR LOAD SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH

1.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect solar load sensor. With a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of sensor connector. If battery voltage exists, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 9).

2.

Check Light Blue wire between solar load sensor connector terminal "A" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal C1 for short to battery voltage and repair. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

3.

With a DVOM, check for continuity to ground at terminal "B" of sensor connector. If continuity is indicated, go to next step. If continuity is not indicated, go to step 6).

4.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect solar load sensor. Turn ignition to ON position. Use incandescent shop light to shine on sun load sensor. If solar load counts on scan tool read above 250, go to next step. If counts are below 250, go to step 7).

5.

Replace sensor.

6.

Repair open in Black wire between solar sensor connector terminal "B" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal D9. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

7.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Reconnect sensor. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C- heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If DTC resets, go to next step. If DTC does not reset, check connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

8.

Replace A/C-heater control module.

9.

Using a DVOM, check voltage at terminal "A" of solar load sensor connector. If DVOM indicates between 4-6 volts, go to step 5). If DVOM does not indicate 4-6 volts, go to next step.

10.

Check for open in Light Blue wire between solar load sensor connector terminal "A" and A/C-heater control module connector terminal C1 and repair. If wire is okay, go to step 8).

CODE B0408: TEMPERATURE CONTROL NO. 1 (MAIN) CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION

1. Turn ignition to ON position. Using a DVOM, backprobe electronic actuator connector terminal No. 5 (Brown wire) and check for battery voltage. If battery voltage exists, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 15).

2. Turn ignition to ON position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector terminal C9 (Dark Blue wire) and check for battery voltage. If battery voltage exists, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 6).

3. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector terminals C9
3. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module
connector terminals C9 (Dark Blue wire), C4 (Light Blue wire) and D5 (Light Blue/Black wire). Check
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for battery voltage at each terminal. If battery voltage exists on any terminal, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist on any terminal, go to step 14).

4.

Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector terminals C9 (Dark Blue wire), C4 (Light Blue wire) and D5 (Light Blue/Black wire). Check for battery voltage at each terminal. If battery voltage exists on any terminal, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist, go to step 10).

5.

Repair short to battery voltage in Dark Blue wire, Light Blue wire or Light Blue/Black wire between electronic actuator connector and A/C-heater control module connector.

6.

Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. Using DVOM, check resistance between A/C-heater control module connector terminal C9 and actuator connector terminal No. 6. Check resistance between A/C-heater control module connector terminal C4 and actuator connector terminal No. 9. Check resistance between A/C-heater control module connector terminal D5 and actuator connector terminal No. 10. If resistance on any circuit is less than 5 ohms, go to step 12). If resistance is greater than 5 ohms, go to step 9).

7.

Connect a known-good electronic actuator to connector. Cycle A/C-heater control module from 65°F to 85°F and back to 65°F. Note operation of known-good actuator. If actuator operates normally, go to next step. If actuator does not move, go to step 10).

8.

Remove electronic actuator from heater assembly. Manually operate air mix door and check for binding. If air mix door does not bind, go to step 14). If binding is present, go to step 11).

9.

Repair open in Dark Blue wire, Light Blue wire or Light Blue/Black wire between electronic actuator connector and A/C-heater control module connector.

10.

Replace A/C-heater control module.

11.

Repair or replace air mix door assembly mechanism.

12.

Using DVOM, check resistance between A/C-heater control module connector terminal C9, C4 and D5 to battery ground. If resistance on any circuit is less than 5 ohms, go to next step. If resistance is greater than 5 ohms, go to step 16).

13.

Repair short to ground in Dark Blue wire, Light Blue wire or Light Blue/Black wire between electronic actuator connector and A/C-heater control module connector.

14.

Replace electronic actuator.

15.

Repair open in Brown wire between electronic actuator connector terminal No. 5 and splice.

16.

Using DVOM, check resistance between electronic actuator connector terminal No. 7 and ground. If resistance is less than 5 ohms, go to step 7). If resistance is greater than 5 ohms, go to next step.

17.

Repair open in Yellow wire between electronic actuator connector terminal No. 7 and A/C-heater control module connector terminal D10.

CODE B0415: TEMPERATURE CONTROL NO. 1 CIRCUIT LOW (FEEDBACK CIRCUIT LOW)

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector. Check for short to ground at A/C-heater control module connector terminals C4 and D5. If DVOM indicates continuity on either circuit, go to next step. If DVOM does not indicate continuity on either circuit, go to step 6).

2. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Recheck for short to ground between A/C-heater control module connector
2. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Recheck for short to ground between A/C-heater control
module connector terminals C4 and D5. If DVOM indicates continuity, go to next step. If DVOM does
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not indicate continuity, go to step 4).

3. Check Light Blue wire and Light Blue/Black wire for short to ground and repair. If wires are okay, go to step 5).

4. Replace electronic actuator.

5. Replace A/C-heater control module.

6. Check connections at A/C-heater control module connector and electronic actuator connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Clear A/C-heater system DTCs. See CLEARING TROUBLE CODES under TESTING. Operate A/C-heater system. If trouble code resets, go to step 5). If trouble code does not reset, recheck connections to sensor and A/C-heater control module.

CODE B0416: TEMPERATURE CONTROL NO. 1 CIRCUIT LOW (FEEDBACK CIRCUIT HIGH)

1.

Turn ignition switch to ON position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector. Check for battery voltage at A/C-heater control module connector terminals C4 and D5. If battery voltage exists on either terminal, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist on either terminal, go to step 5).

2.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector. Check for battery voltage at A/C-heater control module connector terminals C4 and D5. If battery voltage exists on either terminal, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exist on either terminal, go to step 9).

3.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect A/C-heater control module connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Using a DVOM, backprobe A/C-heater control module connector. Check for battery voltage at A/C-heater control module connector terminals C4 and D5. If battery voltage exists on either terminal, go to next step. If battery voltage does not exists on either terminal, go to step 11).

4.

Repair short to battery voltage in Light Blue wire or Light Blue/Black wire.

5.

Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Using a DVOM, check for voltage at electronic actuator terminals No. 9 and 10. If DVOM indicates between 4-6 volts, go to step 7). If DVOM does not indicate 4-6 volts, go to next step.

6.

Check for an circuit. Repair as necessary. If circuit is okay, go to step 11).

7.

Using a DVOM, check for continuity of electronic actuator connector terminal No. 7 to ground. If DVOM indicates continuity, go to next step. If DVOM does not indicate continuity, go to step 10).

8.

Connect a known-good electronic actuator to connector. Reconnect A/C-heater control module. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Cycle A/C-heater control module from 85°F to 65°F and back to 85°F. Note operation of known-good actuator. If actuator operates normally, go to next step. If actuator does not move, go to step 11).

9.

Replace electronic actuator.

10.

Check for open Yellow wire (including A/C-heater control module). Repair as necessary. If wire is okay, go to next step.

11.

Replace A/C-heater control module.

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BAG SYSTEM procedures in AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES AND ELECTRICAL.

NOTE:

For removal and installation procedures not covered in this article, see A/C HEATER SYSTEM - MANUAL article.

A/C-HEATER CONTROL MODULE

Removal & Installation

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove left underdash hush panel. Remove 4 screws attaching knee bolster under steering column. Remove 3 instrument panel accessory trim plate screws. Remove instrument panel accessory trim plate. Remove A/C-heater control module screws. Disconnect electrical connector at back of control module. Remove A/C-heater control module. To install, reverse removal procedure.

AIR MIX DOOR

Removal & Installation

1. Remove instrument panel. Remove electronic actuator and A/C-heater system solenoid assembly connectors. Remove electronic actuator. Disconnect actuator vacuum lines. Separate heater case lower half to access air mix door assembly.

2. To install, reverse removal procedure. See VACUUM DIAGRAMS for proper routing of vacuum lines.

ELECTRONIC AIR MIX DOOR ACTUATOR

Removal & Installation

1. Remove instrument panel screws/nuts. Roll back instrument panel after loosening it.

2. Disconnect electronic actuator connector. Disconnect air mix door from electronic actuator. See Fig. 3 . Remove 3 screws attaching electronic actuator to heater assembly.

3. To install, reverse removal procedure. After installation, initialize (calibrate) actuator. See ACTUATOR CHECK under TROUBLE SHOOTING.

SOLENOID ASSEMBLY

Removal & Installation

Remove right underdash hush panel. Locate solenoid assembly, on center of A/C-heater assembly, behind instrument panel. Disconnect vacuum lines and electrical connector. Remove screws attaching solenoid assembly to heater case. To install, reverse removal procedure. See VACUUM DIAGRAMS for proper routing of vacuum lines.

LOWER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR

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Locate sensor in lower center outlet duct. Disconnect sensor harness connector. Twist sensor to remove from duct. To install, reverse removal procedure.

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Removal & Installation

1. Remove driver's side windshield garnish molding by pulling it upward and away from driver's side "A" pillar.

2. Remove left body side trim panel from interior roof line above the driver's door. Unsnap sensor from body panel and disconnect from harness. To install, reverse removal procedure.

SOLAR SENSOR

Removal & Installation

Gently pry windshield defrost grille from dash. Disconnect sensor harness connector. See Fig. 4 . Twist sensor to remove it from defrost grille. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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HEAT General Motors Corp. - A/C-Heater System - Automatic Fig. 4: Upper Outlet & Solar Load

Fig. 4: Upper Outlet & Solar Load Sensor Locations Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

UPPER OUTLET TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Removal & Installation

1. Remove 3 instrument panel accessory trim plate screws. Remove instrument panel accessory trim plate. Remove radio attaching screws and remove radio.

2. Reach under upper outlet vent duct through radio opening and disconnect sensor harness connector. See Fig. 4 . Twist sensor to remove from duct. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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HEAT General Motors Corp. - A/C-Heater System - Automatic Fig. 5: A/C - Heater System Air

Fig. 5: A/C - Heater System Air Distribution Vacuum Diagram Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

WIRING DIAGRAMS

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Fig. 6: A/C-Heater System Wiring Diagram

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