I apologize, I swore I had replied here last and was waiting for replies. Anyways...
When switching out climate control panels, did you ever have one of the plugs come apart and the wires pop out of their respective positions? I'm wondering if there are a couple of wires misplaced.
I didn't, but someone else clearly did. It's been at the garage and after installing a new blower regulator the fan still wouldn't shut down. A mechanic downloaded the wire schedules and started going through all of them individually. Eventually he opened one of the plugs going into the panel and the wires had all been replaced from position 1-14 to 3-16. Or something to that extend. It turned out to be an instant fix, according to him, and the car was returned to me.
However, I do have some questions;
1. After opening the center console one of the vacuum hoses in the dashboard wasn't connected to anything. The mechanic said he fixed it by putting a cap on it so air couldn't escape anymore. However, when turning on the climate control I always hear a sound coming out of the center ventilation shafts, if that's the right word?
The mechanic says the sound is normal "but might be more audible due to a faulty vacuumpod on the engine compartment". Whatever that means? Sometimes, after driving the car for several days, the blower fan won't start running after driving for several minutes. Can anyone tell me what's happening here?
2. After starting the car and pushing AUTO on the control panel the fan starts blowing full speed, then turns softer, but never gets remotely close to zero or the minimum speed. According to the mechanic this is because there's a button Minimum. If you want it at minimum you should put it at minimum. However, doesn't that make the purpose of the AUTO setting irrelvant? It's as if I've got 3 settings now:
a) High speed
b) High speed, then middle speed
c) Low speed
Can anyone tell me what the auto setting should do exactly?