2006 Pathfinder A/C problem

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Old 06-22-12, 09:52 AM
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2006 Pathfinder A/C problem

When I try and turn the air on now the AC lights only come on with the blower turned to #1 but no air comes out. If I turn the blower switch to 2 very cold air comes out for a few seconds but the A/c light goes off. Same with 3 and 4 setting. It this a bad blower switch?

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Old 06-22-12, 07:56 PM
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Must be the week for ac issues, we've got a couple of threads running. Possible on the switch, but a 2006 is pretty young to have worn out the switch, though not impossible. At any rate I think there's a pretty good chance it's not going to be a DIY diagnose/repair. Any good auto ac specialty shops (or full service garage with a good ac specialist) in your area?

I don't know if you have a rotary or slider-type fan control, but you might try moving the selector back and force a couple of dozen times. If contacts in the switch have gotten dirty/corroded/worn you can sometimes resurrect the switch by doing this, although it's a long shot band-aid fix at best.
 
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Old 06-24-12, 06:33 AM
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Its a rotary switch. I'll give that a try. Thanks
 
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Old 06-26-12, 07:29 PM
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So did you ever found out what the issue was? My 06 Pathfinder is doing the same thing as of right now. Can't seem to find what the problem is. A buddy of mines says it might be a relay switch but wants me to take it to the dealership and do a diagnostic test. It would be helpful if you know what the problem is. Thanks
 

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Old 06-27-12, 09:23 AM
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No I have not taken it in yet. I tried the long shot but no dice.
 
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Old 06-28-12, 01:25 PM
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Well, since you haven't found out what's wrong with it, you're in luck. As you can see, I live in MN and have a 8 month old daughter. MN is a humid state especially this time of the year and it's mandatory that I need the A/C. I'm taking it in tomorrow to have it checked out at the dealership. Being a nice sincere individual, I'll let you know what the issue is. That way you can save some money. I'll come back onto this post and let you know what the issue is.
 

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Old 06-28-12, 07:25 PM
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I thought the "clean the switch by rotating" was a long shot at best, but nothing lost in the try. Will be interesting to see what they come up.
 
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Old 06-29-12, 02:43 PM
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Let the drum roll please....

BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR!

As my friend suspected. So with that said, the dealer try to sell me down the drain by offering to fix it for $100. I declined! It's a $15 part and 10 minute fix.
 
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Old 07-02-12, 09:42 AM
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Thanks DD! Guess I just have to buy a book to figure out where that is?
 
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Old 07-02-12, 09:54 AM
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Odd symptoms for a bad resistor. Normal symptoms are it only works on high.

Who knows though....
 
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Old 07-03-12, 07:29 AM
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DD, Where did you find it for $15? I have only been able to find it for $60. Does look like an easy replacement though..

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Old 07-03-12, 01:09 PM
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Paid $60 for it but it fixed the problem. Didn't even have to take the glove out it was right underneath. Unplugged it and 2 screws later...thanks everyone
 
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Old 07-03-12, 02:37 PM
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I second what Vic said; when I read the first post I considered the resistor but the symptoms didn't seem to match.
 
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