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Typewriter behind glove box

Why when the ignition is turned to run only it sounds like a typewriter is behind my glove box. it makes the noise regardless of whether the hvac is on or not. I am guessing it is one of the vent actuators that i have heard people talking about going out. If so how can i pinpoint it and replace it.

Or is this normal for everyone.
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This has been bugging the hell out of me too. Any advice on a fix would be great!
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constant light tapping noise? I have dealt with many of these in the last couple of years and I would bet its one of the actuator motors for the HVAC.

A little test you can do is slowly move one setting at a time on your HVAC, (i.e. pass temp, then drivers side temp and so on). Move a temp setting one at a time and see if the noise goes away. If the noise goes away then its probably that actuator.

I have replaced many of these actuators for this concern and they are not always for the temp door(s) but most of the time they are. Seems the passenger temp actuator has a little more popularity for failure

Most actuators can move around 90* of travel, some basically move all the way one way or the other, the temp actuators can stop at any position. Basically what going on with the actuator is they have a position sensor inside the unit (much like a TP sensor) the position sensor gets dirty or develops a bad spot in it, so the motor cycles back and forth over the "bad spot". Its basically searching for the right spot which causes it to "twitch" and make the noise.

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constant light tapping noise? I have dealt with many of these in the last couple of years and I would bet its one of the actuator motors for the HVAC.

A little test you can do is slowly move one setting at a time on your HVAC, (i.e. pass temp, then drivers side temp and so on). Move a temp setting one at a time and see if the noise goes away. If the noise goes away then its probably that actuator.

I have replaced many of these actuators for this concern and they are not always for the temp door(s) but most of the time they are. Seems the passenger temp actuator has a little more popularity for failure

Most actuators can move around 90* of travel, some basically move all the way one way or the other, the temp actuators can stop at any position. Basically what going on with the actuator is they have a position sensor inside the unit (much like a TP sensor) the position sensor gets dirty or develops a bad spot in it, so the motor cycles back and forth over the "bad spot". Its basically searching for the right spot which causes it to "twitch" and make the noise.
Same issue exactly. Does the entire IP need to be removed to access and replace the actuator ?

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The sound you guys are hearing might have something to do with the computer. When I load my program into my truck I can hear it as well.


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Its one of your hvac actuators, my dealer had to pull my dash to replace it!
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I was hoping one of you guys had tried to fix it without letting the dealer make a rattle trap out of the dash. I will have to try the switching from one setting to another to see when it happens.

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They put my dash back together & it dosnt make a sound, no worries
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MINE DOES IT TO! my truck is outta warranty am a curious to know what they will charge me for the fix?? any clue ?
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