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Old 08-22-2006, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my truck on June 30 and soon realized I had no heat. Took it in and they told me it had a bad cable, they'd have to order it. Well it's going on 8 weeks now and still no **** part. So today I find out that GM has redesigned the part and it's still in the testing phase and it could be another month or two before it's available

Is anyone else going through this?
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HUH?

How hard can it be to make a cable the correct length?

I think a different dealer is needed.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I called 3 other parts departments, none to be had in the country. Try for yourself #15892595, they all told me it has been discontinued by GM and isn't available for at least a month. I don't know what the actual problem with it is but i'm going to dig in there and see if I can rig something up, with GM they'll expect me to go through the winter without heat.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I better check mine. I haven't even thought about heat. It's been in the high 90's here every day since I bought my truck on June 30 ( I hope the date is just a coincidence :( )
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a problem with my heater cable slipping. Took it in 2 times and they said it was fixed. The third time they said that it was the best that they could do. I found that I have to turn the knob very slowly or it will slip.
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Ok let me chime in here...

I've seen 2 cases similar to this. Turns out our blend door and mode door cables are kinda cheesy and they can flex too easily if you force them excessively on 04-05s. The new ones are thicker and routed differently to minimize bends/kinks.

Yes updated cables are in the process of being made.

For those of us who worry about this, you can minimize this from happening by taking it easy on the dials and turn them slowly and not soo fast/hard. Also, turn blower speed to really low or off if your turning the mode or temp dials from one side to another, the blower fan wind can actually add additional resistance to the mode and blend doors as they try to turn against airflow thus bending the cables.
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I had a problem with my heater cable slipping. Took it in 2 times and they said it was fixed. The third time they said that it was the best that they could do. I found that I have to turn the knob very slowly or it will slip.
Thats BS, there's either a problem with the control head or the blend door is sticking or something is not moving smoothly. But yea turn it slowly if possible.
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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But this happened on a 2006, not a 04 or 05.
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I could tell those controls were wimpy...
They just don't have a good feel to them.
It's one of the few things about which I've never been happy on my truck...
I haven't had any problems with them, but they just feel crappy.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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my heater wont work either they said the cable was pulled out also because of aftermarket head unit installation, does anyone kno ihow to fix this because i got no heat
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