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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:41 am 
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I hear there are a lot of problems with the Fairmont climate control buttons..(having to press real hard to make them work) anyone out there have a cheap fix? or any fix ?!

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:49 am 
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wanna be more specific...? :P What problems are you having?

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:04 pm 
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Happy wrote:
wanna be more specific...? :P What problems are you having?


yeah gregs got the CC module in his Gli... hang on wait a sec... hes been too lazy to put it in! some people... :roll: (look greg... the king of emotions at work! :P )

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:29 pm 
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haha, sorry, i mean the buttons are generally hard to press.. they work if you press them the right way, but it is a real pain in the a** :P specially when its cold.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:24 pm 
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common :roll: there must be someone out there who has had the same problem that i have.. that has fixed it? or even has an idea on how to fix it!?

is it possibly the silicon behind it thats worn ? is it possible to build that up so its workable again?

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:55 pm 
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well i would guess at saying they are probably gummed up with dust and hand grease and other yukky s**t... time to take it out, rip it apart and clean it out.

You'll probably be the first one to do it though.....

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:11 am 
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Umm, never had a problem with my Climate buttons

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:33 am 
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Possibly dirty contacts, maybe carbon buildup. Quite common on most switches at some stage. Some are better sealed than others though

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:39 am 
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so u rekon a good clean will increase the contact? i'll give it a go
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:12 am 
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Ive never had problems with my CC, but I dunno if you know, there are certain areas on the huge buttons that are easier to press than another... forexample, to the right of the button, instead of to the left... maybe its the operator? :wink:


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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:18 pm 
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haha yeah, i've worked that out.. its just each time i get a service there is a big thing on the bottom "climate control switch faulty" and the guy who services my car owns one similar.. so he'd know. its just extremely difficult sometimes for example the ambient button.. i have to stop and push with all my might and wiggle and wiggle and then only sometimes it works... my car is a early 95 model.. maybe its just something with age? or missuse from a previous owner..

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:30 pm 
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Its real annoying taking apart the cc, did it once coz i thought it would be possible to change the filter in it for a blue one....Didnt work out too well.

Was very worrying in some instances though, thought i broke it more than a few times. if your gna take it apart, take it slow. :?
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:54 pm 
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haha yeah just took it apart then! full of gunk.. ppl do change the filter in it.. i was just looking and your right.. it doesnt look possible.. anyone know how to actually get the filter out of the C/C?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:10 pm 
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f&*$#$ up somewhere... the top vent just stays open even when im pressing mode.. all the buttons work much better now though! :D
but the whole top vent thing being open the whole time sucks... time to pull it apart again

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:30 pm 
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forget that last post ;p just turned the car on and it stopped doing it :(

 

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