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Posted: 12/20/2003 11:10:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 11:50:27 AM EDT
Which ever route, put some clp on it first to help loosen things up before you start prying on cold plastic.

Link Posted: 12/20/2003 11:52:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 11:55:27 AM EDT
that would be a pic for americas funniest home videos!

i vote for the cleaning rod.
oh. this ain't a poll.  bummer.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 11:58:17 AM EDT
Since you have a converter, what about a small space heater for the dash?

Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:06:40 PM EDT
You can buy 12 volt plug in heaters that sit on the dash to blow hot air on the windshield. I saw one at a Target store but I'm sure any auto parts place would have them. [:D]

Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:07:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:28:03 PM EDT
If the servo that operates the door and the controls are still operational, you probably have a disconnected vacuum line under the hood.  Since Isuzu is technically a Chevy, I'm guessing they're vacuum controlled also.

Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:35:24 PM EDT
The hell with that... Fix it with the 12 guage...
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:45:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Good point!

My girlfriend is up for the week and there is an ac/dc converter in the truck, she will hold the blow dryer while I drive, though I did think about the blow dryer duct taped to a motorcycle helmet, that way the air would blow in the direction you were looking.
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Dude, you are posting this while you are driving??!????
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 12:46:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:31:44 PM EDT
Aimless: I kind of know what your problem is. It is in how the AC/heating controls the air flow. It is controlled by vacumm actuators & springs. A vacuum hose could've fallen off or a spring is broken, that holds the door open/closed. I once fixed an AC problem on my cousins Old 98. The AC kept on blowing cold air to the feet rather than the face. I practically dismantled the underdash heating & AC ducts. It was a $1 spring that was suppose to hold a door close.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 1:56:15 PM EDT
I know sumbuddy that works at Isuzu of America at Corp HQ in Cerritos.  I'll e-mail her and see if anybody there might have an idea.  Then again they are here in SoCal and they might not ever turn the heaters or defrosters on.

Might be a day or two.  

If you weren't panting so hard in anticipation of the g/f you might not have fogged it up.  Think of Rosie O that oughta take all the moisture out.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:30:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 12:34:45 PM EDT by PaDanby]
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I'll check for some phone numbers for him.  Meanwhile, clear up some
misinformation - first - a ''98 Amigo isn't a 'foreign' car - built in
Lafayette Indiana.  Nor is it 'technically a chevy', as someone else
mentioned - built by Suburu-Isuzu Automotive.

Upstate New York would be the Eastern Region of American Isuzu.  I'll
get a
name and number and get back to you.

a little more

Who to call depends on where 'upstate' New York is.  There are dealers
numerous NY cities.  He can find one here:


His Isuzu should also have come with roadside assistance as well as a
customer service number printed in the user manual.  These may also
him.  I doubt anyone Isuzu related is going to recommend any
involving shotguns or bayonetts, however!
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