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Heater Vents

Post by Jason » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:28 pm

Hi all, new to the SR forum so this is my first post. I have a 1983 1.8GTi both of my side heater vents are only blowing cold even when the setting is hot and the centre vents are blowing hot, does anyone know if this is a common fault or know of a fix.

Also just had an issue with blower, headlights and wipers were only working when full beam was on, I have seen this a few times on the forum with a few different options for a fix, mine turned out to be the ignition switch which was easy to replace and cheap/readily available to buy.
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Re: Heater Vents

Post by mr.brown » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 pm

That's how the air system works - cold face, warm feet.



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Re: Heater Vents

Post by Jason » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:52 pm

I can’t believe it.... I had a 1982 Rocco in the late 80’s and don’t remember the side vents only blowing cold... my memory is obviously looking thru rose tinted glasses..ha ha .

Thanks for responding at least I don’t have to rip the dash out. Glad its summer....

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Re: Heater Vents

Post by mr.brown » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:02 pm

If it came with the Owners Handbook, it tells you in there.



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Re: Heater Vents

Post by Jason » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:07 pm

Thanks Mr brown .. owners manual long gone ...



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Re: Heater Vents

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:26 pm

The question about the side vents gets asked a lot of times, even Mk1 Golfs have the same set up.
You’ve just got to close the side vents in the autumn/winter and when you open them in the spring you get a face full of dried out leaves. :-D


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Re: Heater Vents

Post by whiteshark » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Glad its not just me getting the dried out leaf scenario!!



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Re: Heater Vents

Post by Jason » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks all for your replies... I look forward to the leaves next year



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Re: Heater Vents

Post by mark1gls » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:21 pm

:lol:


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Re: Heater Vents

Post by Jack92 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:21 am

well i've owned one for like 7 years and never knew that! haha


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