Hi its a newer shape 2005, the dial feels fine. The heating works and heats up fine, but whenever the fan is switched on passed the 0 it beings to get really hot all around the plastic on the console behind where the dials are. putting the ac does make the air slightly cooler but it has no real effect as its so hot on the console. The aircon was recharge when the car was purchased 3 years ago but due to the issue its hardly been used and there is loads of gas in there.
So would that kink cause the plastic on the console to get that hot? i mean it so hot that you can only put your hand on it for a short time.
I will try this tonight and let you know how it goes and fingerscrossd that works.
Thanks for the advice.
Hi, I couldn't see any kinks after taking the the radio out and air con unit, it took it all apart and put it back but inside you can still feel the heat through the vents behind the radio when the ac is on.
The lighter socket is also not working and i was wondering whether this could be connected to the heating issue, i was reading that there is a fuse board on the passages side that could be linked to this?
The vents in the car are blowing out air temp which does get slightly cooler when the air con is switch on. The vents behind the radio and heater unit are blowing out really hot air as soon as fan dial is turn on.
I will have another look after work today, otherwise i think i'll have to take it into a local garage.