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Title: Ford Galaxy 2007 TDCI directional air control switch not working???!!!!
Post by: missinglink on February 13, 2015, 06:38:43 PM
Please help!!! The directional heater control isn't working to its full potential, eg: the air directional control doesn't work in any position. There is air being blown out but I cant direct it. Also the  front heated windscreen has stopped working. Does anyone have any ideas......I`m being driven mad by it.
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2007 TDCI directional air control switch not working???!!!!
Post by: gregers on February 13, 2015, 10:04:31 PM
 welcome5

have you checked the fuses in the engine bay for the front windscreen?
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2007 TDCI directional air control switch not working???!!!!
Post by: Eddy Dar on June 12, 2019, 04:45:48 PM
I have a similar problem, its driving me mad. I wasn't getting any air to the foot wells. Anyway stripped the glove box out and other bits of trim to find that the bottom flap actuator when swapped with another actually works. So a supply fault possibly fuse or broken wire, don't know which fuse it is ? 

ive had to position it so i get some heat to feet area some to he front and now not too much to the windscreen.

How do you know in this weather, whether or not the heated screen is working or not ?
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2007 TDCI directional air control switch not working???!!!!
Post by: johnnyroper on June 12, 2019, 09:05:11 PM
I would say either a wiring defect or a problem with the controller,I would rule a fuse out as others wouldn’t work.

Have you got diagnostic equipment to carry out tests and actuations?


Try and get the front screen to steam up with a bowl of hot water and then turn on front heated screen.
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2007 TDCI directional air control switch not working???!!!!
Post by: mike wilson on June 13, 2019, 08:56:34 AM
I think you can reset positions of the flaps by removing battery for 10-15 minutes.  The controller may have become "confused" and needs to sort itself out, which it does by being dead for a while.  I think.

Might be worth a try before anything else.  Usual caveats about resetting window controls and ICE codes.
Title: Re: Ford Galaxy 2007 TDCI directional air control switch not working???!!!!
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on June 15, 2019, 10:16:06 PM
I like the tip about the bowl of water