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Kiatech, Kia Master Technician
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I have a 2008 kia sedona and the controls will not switch

Customer Question

I have a 2008 kia sedona and the controls will not switch from vent to defrost
JA: Are you fixing your Sedona yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I changed out the contoller box and same problem.. saw I could replace blend doors actuator or reset climate control head
JA: Is it your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Jerry replied 8 days ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I am reviewing your question and will reply shortly, thanks.

Expert:  Jerry replied 8 days ago.

That is most likely the mode door actuator.

It adjusts position of mode door by operating mode control actuator based on signal of A/C control unit. Pressing mode select switch makes the mode control actuator shift in order of vent-> B/L -> floor -> mix.

The mode control actuator is located at the heater unit.