How do i reset a recirculating air flap actuator on a 2001 mercedes c200 kompressor coupe?

Asked by Oct 14, 2015 at 04:37 AM about the 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

on a cold start the recirculating air flap is supposed to remain closed for 30-60
seconds. i have carried out some diagnostic myself and discovered mine
stays open all the time, i would like to find a way to reset the deive myself any
advice would be very much appreciated

4 Answers


1 When ignition is switched off press flap slightly past limp home position. 90° position must be changed manually. The processor shut-off delay has a duration of approx. 5 seconds. 2.Switch on ignition for approx. 15 seconds, switch ignition back off again and wait for processor shut-off delay. 3. Switch ignition on for approx. 45 seconds, switch ignition back off again and wait for processor shut-off delay. The learn-in procedure for the recirculated air flap is then completed.

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i don't understand the term 'limp home position' could you be more specific with your terminology please. many thanks


it means the flap is in a position which allows the minimum amount of air into the engine. Google it and you find lots of examples

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top man thank you very much

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