Improper HVAC Temperature and/or Air Delivery Due to Failed Mode Door Actuator on GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) temperature and/or air delivery mode door actuator may fail, resulting in improper temperature or air delivery. If this occurs, fault code(s) should be stored in the HVAC control module which should assist in diagnoses.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 106,745 (17,041–306,007)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013
94 people reported this problem
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Air only comes out dash vents. Changing to floor or defrost switch position does not change air flow.
With the A/C on, the drivers side turns to high heat at intermittent times. When the mileage was low, I'd find a pot hole or large lane marker and the little jolt would turn off the heat. Now we are at full stop, shut it off, remove the key and restart. I can hear a small "clicking" sound coming from the dash from time to time.
While I love my GMC Duramax, I hate this problem. Any suggestions on a good repair manual that will cover the A/C systems and circuitry.
Blows cold air on driver's side and hot air on passenger side. Should heat both sides.
I've got a problem I got hot air coming out the vents on the driver side,and cold air on the pass.side that includes when im running the air.
When A/C is turned on, occassionally blows hot air instead. Restart of the engine will usually solve the problem.
when heater is on it will throw heat for a while and then starts to throw cold air out the driver side vents. I haven't found the problem yet. Does any one have an idea what to fix?
Gary in Springfield W.Va.
Bought used and wasn't told of the problem.....didn't need defrost until two days ago (2 months after purchasing)and it's stuck on floor and panel vents. Will not go to floor only, defrost only, or panel vent only.
passenger side blows out hot air when should be blowing cold air
Poor airflow. Does not transition through upper vents when selected.
heater actuator will not switch to defrost or floor
Air won't blow out of the dash vents but the other modes work fine.
Also occasionally blows hot air in A/C mode. Turning off the ignition and restarting corrects the heat issue.
My truck has dual climate control (digital). The passengers side blows cold/cool air in all functions. I've replaced the the damper door module, no change. The module does not seem to be getting any power to adjust the door. I've removed the module, left the wiring hooked up, and adjusted the temperature at the control. No response. Can this be anything but the temperature control unit has failed?
Driver's side heater/a-c works okay... passenger side only blows hot air, regardless of heat setting.
air blows from defroster but will not change modes to vents or floor.
Started truck with weak battery and while it did start, several 'beeps' and other electronic noises heard. Replaced battery, then radio would not work. Removed radio from dash and reset all connection plugs and checked fuses. Radio now worked. While driving, switched air flow control from floor to vent... no air. All air stuck to defrost. With engine off, unplug air flow control module, replug in... can hear actuator motor running. Seems to cycle to "an end", then return... motor runs a few seconds, then will not respond to any further commands unless unplugged and replugged.
Has not yet been repaired. Air suddenly starts blowing heat instead of cold air. I have to turn the engine off and on to correct it, but it is getting worse.
AC stop working altogether however when passenger side temperature adjuster slide all the way down (cold) can hear a clicking sound
Air transfers good but I only get a little bit of air flow out the dash vents
'06 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Duramax: Vents won't switch properly at all. Sometimes if I switch them, pull over and shut my truck off and turn it back on then it will sometimes switch to that vent. But only works on defrost and bi-level vents. Floor or any mixed doesn't work and will switch to one or the other that works.
Dual zone climate control module only get heat at the highest setting. when you set it to a lower setting by 1 degree it goes cold. I changed the module and one actuator. The other one on top is moving for the different direction of air flow. (is there only two?)

Gus