Fordmods Logo

Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:58 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 649

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

When I select the windscreen demist function in my BA,
I can't seem to get any air blasting out from the top of the
dash, even with the fan turned up high.

The actual demist seems to work pretty well, as the AC is
automatically engaged after pushing the demist button, but
as mentioned the air flow is only just noticable, and the fan
speed makes no difference.

Is this normal??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1123

Joined: 7th Nov 2005

Location: Newcastle
NSW, Australia

Nope. Doesn't sound normal to me. When I go to demist-only there's definitely a gale up there.

Maybe one of the rods or driveshafts out of the HIM has dislodged?


Lukeyson

Last edited by Lukeyson on Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:57 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 106

Joined: 26th May 2008

Ride: BA XR6

Location: erina
NSW, Australia

dont know bout BA but my EBII used vacuum hoses for the air con. but maybe in the BA isnt the same, but what i think is that maybe a vacuum hose has unplugged / perished...........

 

_________________

†={][}= TEKNO ={][}=†

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:47 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2517

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

BA uses a HIM module which operates levers to open and close vents. Possible reasons for no demist are failed HIM module, Shaft dislodged from HIM module or broken shaft.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:25 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 649

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Thanks for the comments there.
Looks like its dodgy to me, so I'll get it checked out.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:54 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 649

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

xpression wrote:
BA uses a HIM module which operates levers to open and close vents. Possible reasons for no demist are failed HIM module, Shaft dislodged from HIM module or broken shaft.


Are these things time consuming/expensive to get fixed ??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:55 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2517

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

depends if you wanna pull the dash out yourself or pay someone to do it.

I think from memory the HIM module (if that is the problem) is worth $300-$400, although i do
have a couple in the shed i may be able to part with if that turns out to be the problem.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:51 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 649

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

xpression wrote:
depends if you wanna pull the dash out yourself or pay someone to do it.

I think from memory the HIM module (if that is the problem) is worth $300-$400, although i do
have a couple in the shed i may be able to part with if that turns out to be the problem.


I won't be pulling the dash out myself, that's for sure.... way beyond my expertise.
I rang my local Ford place here and they were not familiar with the problem, so perhaps I'll drop
the car in there for a diagnosis. Perhaps not, if they've never heard of the problem. The information
here is more useful than the Ford mob in town can offer !!!

If it comes to mega-bucks for a dash removal and repairs, I may well forget it altogether.......
We'll see.

Thanks for the comments/advice...
Cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:03 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2517

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

if you were closer i'd offer to take a look for you.

BA/BF/Territory dash's are pretty easy to R+R. At one stage i could do a R+R of a HIM module in under 2 hours. Its amazing what repetition does for you though.

I'll upload some diagrams for you tomorrow through the day so you can see how it all fits together.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:50 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 649

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Mate, you wouldn't believe it, but it seems to have started
working OK now.....!! Mind of its own I spoze, but I am happy
that all seems to be functioning. Still, I'd be keen to see some
diagrams of what goes on in there.

Xpression, thanks also for the attention to the issue generally, it
is certainly appreciated. You have helped me a number of times here
on FM. Cheers.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:32 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2517

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

any time :) just means my years in ford dealerships as mechanic than service advisor than salesperson werent wasted :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Demist Function in a BA XR6...... need advice
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:55 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2517

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 12 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:10 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names