AC blows hot air on driver's side, cold air on passgenger side

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Asked by Aug 06, 2017 at 04:15 PM about the 2013 Ford Edge Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had to use my defrost last night and today when I tried to use the AC, it blows hot air on the driver's side and cold air on the passenger side.

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Reprogram the HVAC module

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Thanks!

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Hot air on driver side cold air on passenger side

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How do you reprogram the hvac module?

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Mine just did this too! I'm under warranty and they want me to pay 100 for them to fix it

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Just fixed mine myself........press the climate control power button and the defrost button at the same time, then press the climate control again.......instant fix! Thankfully, because it is miserably hot today!

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Thanks jcp436! This worked!

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You're welcome, glad it worked for you!

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2013 Ford Edge. Wow. It worked. You just saved me $ and a trip to the shop. Thanks.

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Jcp436 - what button are you calling the "climate control power button"? My luck I would do the wrong button combo and reset my radio stations!

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Got a notification of a question about the climate control button...it is the power button, the one you use to change the temperature setting. Press it along with the defrost button. Then press the climate control button again. Presto! Lol

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Thanks for the fix. Hot air on passenger and backseat vents and cold air on driver side. Husband is out of town this week and had no one to pick me up at the dealer...glad I googled instead of suffering through this 90 degree weather!!!

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thank you! saved me $$ and a morning at the shop

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jcp436 you rock!

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I am so glad I ask you guys. Now I have to just do this for heat to work and then when it's time for AC do it again. Thank you so much.

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Are you pressing buttons on the screen or the dashboard under the screen? I’m having no luck!

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You guys are awesome!!! I decided to google the problem before I went to the dealership. 72 might reguire heat in other places but, in Texas it’s still AC weather!

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Wonderful fix!!! This has happened to me numerous times (hot & cold), and has been pricey at the shop. Can't believe there is such a simple solution. Thank you!

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@jcp436 do you know anything about ford explorer blowing warm on drivers side and cold on passenger while heat is on? Same fix you posted earlier?

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@GuruXX2HN, I am having the same issue. Did you find a solution?

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I have a 2018 Ford Focus. My issue is warm air only on the driver's side, right vent. Only one vent that is dorked up. If I put the a/c very cold, it seems to be ok, but then when I move the temp up a few degrees, the bottom of the vent on the right side of the steering wheel is warmer. Any clues?

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My issue was the blend door actuator.

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I have 08 ford edge. I don't believe i have a climate control button. Cold on drivers side, hot on passengers side. Miserably cold. Help!

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Check my answer above. I watched a video on youtube and fixed it myself. Part cost about $25.

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I have a 2007 Ford Edge SEL and I don't have climate control so this fix doesn't work :( any suggestions???

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I have an 08 Ford edge and same problem so I dont have a power button just power knobs. Any suggestions! Would appreciate help sense we live in Bakersfield and the heat is coming

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How do you fix it on a Ford Explorer 2015

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Not working in my 2014 Explorer. correction it works when the car is not running, but soon as I start the car, warm air again. Perplexed.

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OMG it worked thank you so much!

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Totally worked! THANK YOU!

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My drivers side ac is blowing super hot and the passenger side is cold. Pressing the climate and defrost together and then just climate buttons did not work for me. :(

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This has happened to me twice now. The first time i tried the fix it didn't work and eventually several days later the A/C started working properly again. It happened again yesterday. Tried this fix and it worked but it took about 4 or 5 times to get the sequence to work. I don't remember exactly how but one thing I noticed. When I got the sequence correct of pressing the buttons, the colored ambient lights started flashing. I waited for that to finished then restarted the A/C and everything worked!!! Thanks!!

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I used the "push climate control and defrost buttons simultaneously followed by pushing the climate control button" and it fixed the hot air blowing on the driver's side problem. Thank you!

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Jcp436 thank you sooooo much! This worked for me!!!!

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Thanks did this and instant fix may not last but can repeat when needed. Dealership quoted 4 to 10 hours labor and tearing my dash apart!! wow A life saver for now!

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Mine also has a leak underneath on the drivers side. Would the hot air be causing that and would resetting it help fix it?

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jcp436...Thanks. It worked perfectly on my 2013 Ford Edge SEL. With the A/C on, the car was blowing cold air on the drivers side and hot air on the passenger side. Within less than 30 seconds...bam...cold air all around. Thanks again!

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What is the climate button I should be pushing? I did this last night and it worked. Of course again on my ride home today the same problem starts but this time I can’t get it

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Do I need to hold both the climate and defrost buttons and wait for something to happen before pressing the climate button again? Or do I just hit them simultaneously and instantly release and press the climate immediately after? Thanks

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All I did was hold both in for a couple of seconds, then release and press the climate control button.

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Did your ambiance lights flash like the guy said in the comments above?

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Thanks just used information found. Pushed climate control and defrost at same time then hit climate control again. Air coming out both driver side a d passenger side. I'm amazed and happy at the same time it's 90 degrees

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Great fix. Thank you so much. I owe ya a beer

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Thank you Jcp436!!! You're awesome :) I woke up today and my drivers side was blasting hot air (in my 2013 ford edge limited). This is the first thing I googled since I realized it was still working on the other side, and it worked on the first try! I seriously appreciate this thread!

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I tried the reset with the Climate Control button and the Defrost button but it didn't work. My wife's 2013 Ford Edge Sport was blowing hot air on driver's side and cold air on passenger side. I went ahead and unplugged the HVAC actuator while the car was running and plugged it back in...presto, problem solved. The actuator on the driver's side is located down below the dash above the brake and accelerator pedals. It's a green plastic clip...just release this and plug back in. For passenger side, you may have to remove glove box to access the actuator. Should solve the problem. Good luck everyone!

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Wow that worked! Thank you for sharing......

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It worked! Cancelling the shop appt!

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Joshua, Thank you so much. It's worked to me.

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Thanks for the tips. The button solution didn't work for me but I was able to find the green clip . It was not all the way in so I'm assuming that was what the problem was. I plugged it back in and now it works. Gotta love Google!

Worked!! I was dreading the cost and 30 seconds later, fixed. I cannot say enough thanks!

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This worked!!! Thank you so much!

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Thank you so much ! Pressed power and defrost at the same time then just the power and bam fixed!

Wow!! The best advice I’ve gotten from the internet ever! I’ve been driving around for 3 days in 92 degrees plus VA weather with heat coming from all passengers side vents........ I thought we where going to die. Thank you so much lifesaver ❤️

I did it a couple of times with no luck, but 3rd time was a charm! Working good as new! Thank you!!

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Does the fix last? Went through this this week in 97 degree weather on a 3-hour drive. I probably lost 5 pounds in sweat. I had fixed/reprogramming done with my local repair shop for $127 but only lasted 2 weeks on this originally. Hot air on passenger side again. The next re-programming was quoted to be $250 but they couldn't fit me in this weekend so I landed here. Took me a couple tries but seems to be working now Yea & Thank You! Wondering if this is a temporary fix those who have gone through this...

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Fyi - had to turn engine off then pushed panel power for radio & heater/AC controls along with defrost. Then push panel power again. This is on a 2014 Ford Limited with dual control.

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The power button and defrost button at the same time followed by the power button again TOTALLY WORKED. I had to try a few times, but when you get it right the colored ambient lights all over the cabin cycle through the colors. The first time I got it it actually SWITCHED the hot/cold sides and iv was then getting cold on driver side and hot on passenger! Did it again and then turned off the vehicle and back on and all is good! Awesome! 2013 Ford Edge Limited

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On a 2013 Edge Limited with dual climate control there are three actuators. Two are on drivers side and one on passenger side. Location of the drivers side is above break pedal for both stacked above each other with green plugs. Passenger side is behind glove box on the left. Unplug each one and plug them back in and the drivers side started blowing cold air again.

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Thank You. It's still working, praying it lasts!

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This worked. Thanks jcp436 answered 11 months ago Just fixed mine myself........press the climate control power button and the defrost button at the same time, then press the climate control again.......instant fix! Thankfully, because it is miserably hot today!

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Wow! This has happened to me twice and now a third. Decided to Google and saw this thread! What a lifesaver you all are, not to mention money saver! As a single mom I like to save all the money I can and use it where truly NEEDED! Beyond grateful!!

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Hello, Thank you for the answer from jcp436. It worked for my 2013 Ford Edge Limited. To help clarify, I had to press the buttons on my dash NOT the buttons on my touch screen. I didnt see any lights flashing.. but it was during the daytime...

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This is an amazing quick fix. I was able to do it with my 2013 Ford Edge Limited multiple times (mainly bc I didn’t want to spend the money to get it fixed). Finally it got to the point it would not work. Ended up having to have the passenger blend door actuator replaced for less than $200. Since replacing I have not had any issues once so ever!

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It worked for me. Awesome!!!

I have the 2015 Ford Fusion with the engine on I presses the climate control button on the passenger side and the defrost button at the same time.... unfortunately its still warm on the passenger side. Or am I doing something wrong?

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Did you try it on the driver's side as well. It took me 3 times to get it to work. I guess it's a timing thing. There's another suggestion in the thread by TeamFirst_13, maybe that would work better?

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