I fought with the under dash fuse reinsertion for half an hour while trying to recalibrate the actuator ( which didn't solve the problem). Considering how frustrating this fuse extraction/insertion is would a viable alternative to removing the two HVAC fuses be to just disconnect the battery for a short period of time or could this cause other system malfunctions? I have to replace the "easy" driver's side blend actuator and am dreading the inverted, knuckle busting battle with the under dash fuse!A big thing to note is that when you pull the HVAC fuse it will immobilize your vehicle until you reinsert it! Make sure you are prepared for this and have spares on hand before starting the replacement! The fuses are freaking difficult to reinstall because of their size, the angle of approach, and the location of the panel (right over a gap between my carpet and trim in my '09) so when I accidentally dropped the original and a spare (spare was in the engine bay fuse box) they became lost forever. I had to go buy another set of low-profile fuses (really cheap at O'Reilly's) and was finally able to reinsert the fuse. Also you will probably need a short length socket driver or screw driver to get the screws out of the existing actuators. I had to buy another a small one and will be tackling the job again when it's warm. Eff GM's placement of that fuse panel though :angryfire:!
Plugged the broken actuator back in and the engine light went off. Thank god because I just replaced two dead coils last week. This vehicle is starting to suck up money like a Jaguar. Just waiting for the new actuator.I don't have a code reader but tomorrow I'll plug in the old actuator and see if the light goes off.