Interior 1st Gen R53 Dash vents wont change

Discussion in 'Tuning and Performance' started by martabo, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. martabo

    martabo New Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    Parts jockey
    North Carolina
    2002 mini s. Air vents will run on defrost, and dash, but not on the floor.

    Are these dashes vacuum controlled, or electronic, and do i have to tear everything apart just to find out whats going on with it?
  2. rkw

    rkw New Member

    May 7, 2009
    San Francisco
    Do you have auto climate controls, or manual?

    With manual controls, the vents are purely mechanical. The control knob is physically attached to a cable that pulls on the vent mechanism. If you try to look from the passenger side under the dash and behind the center stack, you can see what happens when you turn the knob. However, to find the actual cause of the problem, I think you'll have to take a lot of things apart.
  3. martabo

    martabo New Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    Parts jockey
    North Carolina
    No, its a digital temp select
  4. 1momini

    1momini New Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    mechanical contractor
    Noticed this today as well . Air flow won't switch to floor. Must not be common thing since this thread went dead. Any ideas? It's seem like the inside temp sensor may be going bad. Blows heat until its turned way down to like 60 degrees.
  5. Waltguy

    Waltguy New Member

    Apr 10, 2017
    Having the same problem on 2011 Cooper

    HVAC will act normal one day then can't select where air vents. Has anyone figured out this issue? Ours has Auto Climate Control. I'm going back to search the forum, any help would be appreciated!
  6. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    Sep 18, 2010
    Retired CAL FIRE Battalion Chief
    The Great Irrigated Desert of Central CA
    It's only a big deal in the Winter.

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