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Air vent position switch galant 2001 doesn't go to dash board position

The air vent switch doesn't go to dashboard position for my 2001 galant, I took off the cover and found that the switch cable is unable to retract to home position when dashboard vent position is selected, the cable will bend up which will bounce back the vent switch. Please advise how to troubleshoot. Thanks.

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I think you should buy repair manual first for your vehicle after that it will be easy for you to solve the problem. Check the link may be you will get something useful here Complete 2001 Mitsubishi Galant Workshop Repair Service Manual

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SOURCE: No dashboard/odometer lights and no rear lights

just go to the fuse box in the engine compartment and look for the (red 1Oamp) tail light fuse... it might be broken just replace and that should solve your problem.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2009


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SOURCE: 01 Galant leaks water on the driver?s side floor boards

the ac drain is clogged up,so it does not drain outside,check pass.side-pull carpet away from fire wall and padding should be wet

Posted on Aug 08, 2009


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SOURCE: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant has water draining into the

the ac drain is more than likley stopped up, they tend to get clogged with debri not allowing the condensation from the evap. core to drain properly, thus allowing it to leak into the floorboard.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009


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SOURCE: 2002 galant. bad/broken positive battery cable.

my 120 amp blew on my mitsubishi 01 galant. What do I do

Posted on Oct 20, 2009


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SOURCE: my dash board from my mitsubishi galant went off

Can you please turn on your headlights to full beam, and confirm if you have strong brightness?

If your battery is in good condition, then there is likely a short somewhere in the main power line (coming from the red lead of your battery).

You should also inspect the MAIN engine power fuse, situated in the Engine fuse box, to ensure it hasn't blown.


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