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    Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 16:06
Hi all,

New to this forum but already had some great replies. I have been troubleshooting an issue with my T5 vents (09 plate)

Had no air coming out of the two front dash vents (when on face, just the 2 sides would work)
I've removed everything and found that the wire which has caused many others problems, seemed to be fine. It just wasn't pulling the, erm, plastic pulley at the back enough to get front vents working. Gripping the pulley down a bit more with my hand and I got the front blowers working

After 20 mins of trying to fix, I made things even worse and now I can't turn it easily to select face without it getting snagged on the feet vent. When it clunks past feet with some force, it's still not on face for the front 2 vents.

I'm unsure if this is a cable problem or the cogs controlling it perhaps.

Linked a 30 second video showing the problem


Any help would be massively appreciated!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rebuild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 20:46
is this useful

i seem to recall that once fixed, it's recommended to only ever turn the control dial in one direction ALWAYS.

whether that be CW or ACW, maybe someone else knows.I turn mine CW always


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gregozedobe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 22:04
I had a vague idea that there were two schools of thought:

1  Only ever turn the dial anti-clockwise

2  Never use the portion of the dial between 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock ( I think the later transporters actually had a different dial that didn't allow movement in this zone)

The better fix for most was to replace the braided conrol wire for the stiffer single wire version (possibly 7H2 819 837 C  ? )

A bit of googling should find more info  on what and how to do it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chatlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 22:07
Thanks both. Mine is an 09 plate.. You can't move between 12 and 3 o'clock on the dial.

Will def look into the fix for lining up those cogs though, thanks
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