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chrysler superseded the blend door, to the whole side housing that sits over the blower motor. Its a PITA for techs to even do. gotta pretty much take the dash out, but im sure a few just put the doors in threw away the rest. If i remember right you can get in behind the glove box and reach down and get the door out
man, i wish i could get some clarification on this......like rammer 06 i can't afford to take this to the dealership, i'm strapped as it is.....i don't care if it takes me all weekend, i'll put in the time.....cause i aint got the money.....hahaha....
rammer if you find a DIY send it my way and i'll do the same for you.....
there was on for the 05floating around, i read through it (cuz i think mine "BD" is ***ked up too. Dont know that it would be the same. I can even remember who had it. but it did seem time consuming to say the least. But not sure if it would be the same on our 06-08's.
I will look around. And if anyone knows how much different it would be between the years. Help us out
I looked up an 06 removal and installation for the blend door, and the its not the one i was thinking of. the recirculation door is the easy one. According to chrysler you have to
upper dash panel
7. Remove the steering column (Refer to 19 - Steering/Column - Removal) .
8. Remove the two bolts (1) that secure the steering column support bracket to the instrument panel.
9. Remove the park brake release handle actuator rod (Refer to 05 - Brakes/Parking Brake/HANDLE, Parking Brake Release - Removal) .
10. Disconnect the instrument panel wire harness connector (2) located above the brake pedal from the bulkhead wire harness connector (1).
11. Using a trim stick C-4755 or equivalent, from the notch on the bottom, remove the left instrument panel side cover.
12. Remove the three bolts (1) that secure the left side of the instrument panel to the dash panel.
13. Remove the floor console, if equipped (Refer to 23 - Body/Interior/CONSOLE, Floor - Removal) .
14. Remove the air bag control module cover, if equipped (Refer to 10 - Restraints/CONTROLLER, Occupant Restraint - Removal) .
15. Disconnect the air bag control module electrical connector (Refer to 10 - Restraints/CONTROLLER, Occupant Restraint - Removal) .
16. Remove the two bolts (1) that secure the instrument panel to the center of the floor panel.
17. Remove the right cowl trim cover (Refer to 23 - Body/Interior/PANEL, Cowl Trim - Removal) .
18. Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the two body wire harness connectors (1) located on the right side of the cowl panel (2).
19. Disconnect the antenna coaxial cable connector (1) from the radio coaxial cable connector (2) located on the right side of the cowl panel.
20. Remove the one bolt (2) that secures the instrument panel (3) to the HVAC housing (1) below the glove box opening (4).
21. Remove the right A-pillar trim (Refer to 23 - Body/Interior/PANEL, A-Pillar Trim - Removal) .
22. Using a trim stick C-4755 or equivalent, from the notch on the bottom, remove the right instrument panel side cover (1) from the instrument panel.
23. Remove the three bolts (1) that secure the right side instrument panel bracket to the dash panel.
24. Remove the four screws (2) that secure the instrument panel (5) to the top of the cowl panel (1).
25. Remove the two bolts (4) that secure the instrument panel to the top of the cowl panel.
26. Pull back the driver's side carpet as necessary to pull the air bag module harness out from under the carpet.
27. With the help of an assistant, lift the instrument panel up and off of the cowl panel and remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
28. If required, remove the four plastic screws inserts (3) from the top of the cowl panel.
On my '06, the recirculation door was causing the same symptoms as the original poster's. Down by the passenger footwell, on the underside of the dash, I removed the three screws that hold the blower motor in. I could then look up and see the broken door just laying there. I reached up and pulled it out. Now everything works great with the exception that I always have outside air instead of the option of recirculated interior air, which is no big deal to me. Total cost: about 5 minutes of time and $0.00.
2006 Power Wagon.
2002 Jeep Wrangler.
If the recirculation door is broken it is easy to remove by dropping the fan and pulling it out. You can run without the door but if you live in a climate where it gets cold you will always have cold air coming in. If you wish to replace the door you will need to remove the dash and replace the entire housing that holds the door.
MADMAXIN22's instructions on this post are pretty spot on for that process. I just did this job on a 2006 2500. It is not impossible just time consuming.
Here is a link to the part on ebay. This is where I got mine...Dodge Ram recirculation door
I finally decided to do something about my air circ issue(s) and ran across a company which corrects the defective, cheap design by various car manufacturers, including early and late dodges. check out heatertreater.net. There are videos which show how to get in and fix these recirc/blend doors without removing the entire dash. They sell beefed up doors at a fair price, and they'll outlast the vehicle I'm betting.
I've only gotten as far as finding my recirc door laying in the bottom of the recirc box. I followed the video and written instructions and had it out in 15 mins. I am now on to the blend door problem which requires removing some of the plastic paneling (which led me to this forum, I might add).
I will be interested to hear how this works out for you. I looked at the videos and did not see them put the door back in. Will they provide you with that additional info if you purchase their product?
It also looked like they had the majority of the dash apart already, after that proccess is complete you only have about a dozen bolts, which isn't much, to remove the dash from the frame/body to have easy access. It just seems that if you are going to get that far into it might as well go all the way.
I just dont get how they can put that door back in, maybe I missed something in the video, I do that sometimes!
I suggest that you also disconnect the batteries, the ABS module is very sensitive to any voltage changes and will easily turn the warning light on without any other problems existing. Avoid the headache and disconnect the power first.
Let us know how it works out for you, and give any specific helps.
That's the same door I replaced. I have the same truck as you as well, '06 2500.
Also, be careful with the glove box light switch, if you haven't had the dash plastic completely off before this little part gets overlooked. The bulb holder just pops out but if you forget it and pull the dash it breaks real easy.