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(I used the Search feature and found a few similar threads but no direct answers. And I'm not a mechanic so I can't fix this.)
1)The AC/Heater fan (blower) does not work. All control displays seem normal and a trace of cool air can be felt at 25 mph and above. When the controls are cut on, at idle, I can hear a very faint electronic sound almost like switch cycling on behind the steering column or under the hood, canít tell exactly where the sound is coming from or if it means anything.
2) There is bleating sound when the steering column is adjusted.
If a member can give me some advice as to what these might be, and if they are expensive and dealer only repairs, I would greatly appreciate it.
Beyond these two things I love the thing.
Byron in Wilmington NC
Last edited by Wilmington; 08-15-2008 at 11:28 PM.
Just arrived home from dealer and Iím happy to say that Teh Prof was dead on with the diagnosis.
Knowing what the problem was before I checked in, about an hour of lounging in the air-conditioning with an ice cold Diet Coke, the Summer Olympics on HD in the waiting area, plus what I thought was a very reasonable charge, all made my afternoon much easier.
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