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I have a 2006 Kia Sorento and when I try to switch my temperature from cool to heat, it remains at cool. it did this for several days then I got it to switch to heat and now it won't switch to cool.

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Kia. The Kia Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes. I believe the bleand door actuator is sticking or faulty

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Just locating the the actuator. going to test voltage and check for debries in the door, then check the control

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Kia Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
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Do you have auto or manual climate control?

Are you planning to diagnose and fix this yourself?

Do you own a volt meter and know how to use it?

The 2 likely causes are the blend door actuator and the HVAC control.

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Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris

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