I did the self test and found those dreaded codes so I went and ordered the repair kit from www.heatertreater.net
, total cost about $200 and it was delivered in just two days.
So, I just finished the installation. Sure enough, once I got inside I found the passenger side blend door was shattered at the hinge point. After seeing it I can tell you there's absolutely no way to repair these parts without this kit. Unless of course you completely remove
All I can say is outstanding things about the kit. Everything fit like a glove and between the online videos, instructions, and some very basic hand tool knowledge it came together in about 90 minutes. They even include a spare set screw, a potential lifesaver when you see how it all goes together.
Only a Dremel will fit in the heater box so don't consider it a do it yourself job unless you own one or can borrow one. I don't recommend the electric knife option at all. It may make a cleaner cut but remember that your face will be inches away from all the fumes that come from this method and I can only imagine how long the smell of burnt plastic will linger in the vents and cabin area. A regular drill bit comes with the kit to trim the plastic housing but I found that a a router bit worked much better.
You do lose the dual climate function. Temp settings run off the drivers control only so whatever the passenger setting reads is purely decoration. I can live with that. This is my 3rd GC and I've never had a passenger adjust their own settings anyway.
FYI, they do make a kit will will restore individual temp settings to both sides, just the way Chrysler intended. You will however have to pull most of the interior out to do it, just like the dealer does.
I also decided to order the Recirc door kit at the same time. This will save me some money for when that component eventually fails. Given that the dash has to be almost completely pulled apart to replace though, it's going to sit in my toolbox until I absolutely need it!