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Dash controls will not switch from normal to defrost or bilevel. buttons light up but no change. 1993 Buick regal. Problem began as no switching during accelleration but would then switch when the engine wasn't pulling the vacuum

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Hello this sounds like a vacuum issue to me.The tiny vacuum hose going to heater system is either split or came off there is also a check valve on this vacuum circuit.that could have gone bad.Also the vacuum ball might have a crack in it.But with out vacuum that is supplied by the intake then held in the vacuum ball and held in the heater control unit by the check valve.The blend doors will not move to the proper location .:)
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Dash controls will not switch from normal to defrost or bilevel. buttons light up but no change. 1993 Buick regal. Problem began as no switching during accelleration but would then switch when the engine wasn't pulling the vacuum

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