I own a 1998 Honda Civic LX (117,000 miles). Air conditioner is working fine, but the buttons to control the location of the air will not change. Air is blowing from main vents only. I cannot get the air to blow as a defroster for the front windshield. Is there a motor inside the dash that controls the damper for directing the air? All fuses are ok.

Asked by Mar 08, 2012 at 01:45 PM about the 1998 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 1998 Honda Civic LX (117,000 miles).  Air conditioner is working fine, but the buttons to control the location of the air will not change.  Air is blowing from main vents only.  I cannot get the air to blow as a defroster for the front windshield.  Is there a motor inside the dash that controls the damper for directing the air?  All fuses are ok.

2 Answers

75

mode motor

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
10

The control unit has arms in the rear of your levers that pull on cables that control several things. In my car these cables can become disconnected from your control levers or the cable can become dislodged from the control unit (Which holds the cable in place.) You must open the part of the dash which holds the unit and look under it and inside of it to see if all of the cables are still properly connected. Once you look you will understand all.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,102 Great Deals out of 61,486 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic Coupe
221 Great Deals out of 14,567 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
911 Great Deals out of 57,317 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
1,051 Great Deals out of 71,326 listings starting at $295
Used Honda CR-V
805 Great Deals out of 54,164 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Altima
1,049 Great Deals out of 75,008 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Elantra
484 Great Deals out of 42,017 listings starting at $2,295
Used Honda Accord Coupe
160 Great Deals out of 9,122 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Focus
737 Great Deals out of 52,814 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
710 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $895
Used BMW 3 Series
1,143 Great Deals out of 33,037 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
721 Great Deals out of 49,892 listings starting at $790
Used Volkswagen Jetta
601 Great Deals out of 36,385 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic LX For Sale
19,940 listings starting at $16,393
2016 Honda Civic LX For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 916 listings starting at $12,395
2015 Honda Civic LX For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,988 listings starting at $8,481
2014 Honda Civic LX For Sale
186 Great Deals out of 4,102 listings starting at $7,600
2013 Honda Civic LX For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 910 listings starting at $6,980

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.