Heater controls

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Heater controls

Post by timbo » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:38 pm

The "FLAP" that is controlled by the centre knob (fan knob)... can it be reached easier by removing the fan itself to see if there is a problem with it from that end? Has anybody had experience with the flap I am talking about?

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Post by jeremy » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:02 pm

As the fan is under the bonnet I think it is unlikely to be easier.

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Post by ed4ferrets » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:10 pm

I recently donated my fan to one of our members so the flap is revealed ..... and it's an easy exercise to remove fan to access it. Unfortunately that's all I know about it but can probably go and mess about to see what the control does etc (weather permitting) :wink:
Timbo where's that radio serial #, got the software waiting to decode ----^ ?
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Post by timbo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:32 pm

oops sorry had just got back from Brecon. Had another look at the serial (had got the wrong set of numbers). The serial is:
BP 0750B1302677

The other number is:
7 640 750 010

Give that a go mate.. sorry it took so long.
The bit about the flap.... is it possible to push the flap open and see where/how the flap is operated? I thought it might be easier to fix a problem from that end. I am NOT keen to try and pull the whole heater unit out to work at the backside of it... sounds like a nightmare.... thanks for your help bye the way
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Post by ed4ferrets » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:58 pm

Hi code should be 1694, hope you know how to enter it :? :wink:

Will have a look at the the flappy thing when I can 8)
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by timbo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:04 pm

cheers mate.. i will run down and give it a go
code entry

Powering up this model will cause the display to show 'COD'. Enter the 4 digit code via the station presets 1-4 followed by pressing the station increment key. The first digit entered will alternate between 1 and 0 but the rest of the code can be 0 through 9.

Does this sound about right??
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Post by ed4ferrets » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:13 pm

yep sounds right, should work provided radio hasn't been custom recoded for instance as mentioned by Terry who has a mate in the business!
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by timbo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:15 pm

thanks... will run down and try it in about 30 mins (Mrs just made me a cupa) ... will give it a go and get straight back to you .... :lol:

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Post by timbo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:27 pm

yippee .... IT WORKED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I now have an operating radio hehehehe .... cheers for that one .... now if there is any chance of you having a wee bit of a peek at that nasty little heater flap for me at some stage, oh and if you can tell me it will be VERY easy for me to fix mine (I think I can guess the answer to this one)... it will work out to be just fine .......
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Post by ed4ferrets » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:37 pm

Well at least you can have the radio blaring in your lughole whilst battling with the heater control 8)
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by timbo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:39 pm

hehe .... I'm hoping it's gona be easy..... :wink:

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Post by mnde » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:21 am

I have a similar heater-style question:

On the BX14 I picked up yesterday, the temp cannot be adjusted fully to cold: when the control is all the way round to the blue, it's still sending out warmish air. Might this a prob at the heater tap end, not closing properly... or is there supposed to be an ambient air hose or summat that might have come adrift? I'm not au fait with the BX14s!!

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Post by DLM » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:53 pm

Should be no different from any other BX. You could of course have the sticky heater tap problem. Get the swear box out, pusg the seat right back or even remove it, and grovel around in the drivers footwell, looking towards the radio console side. You will find the other end of the heater cable there, and should be able to locate the tap which it actuates. Manually (but carefully) give the tap itself some exercise: it often stiffens up over time. Carefully, because if it breaks the life gets a whole lot more complicated.
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Post by timbo » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:43 pm

hhhmmmm I have poked and tweaked and twisted everything to do with the temp control, fan speed and airflow director. Everything looks ok and works just fine. I have looked up under the dash and everything there looks pristine and seems to work. I cannot see why the fan control will not turn back to the 1 oclock position and why I cannot get air to flow through from the fan. As the car was sitting under a tree for a long time, is it possible that the water has got into/under the fan shroud and gummed up the main flap and thats why I cannot get the flap open with the fan control? Tell me if this could be possible and if I am correct with the way the fan control actuates the main vent flap... otherwise I am barking up the wrong tree.

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Post by jeremy » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:40 pm

Its well worth spraying the water valve and mechanism round there with some silicon lubricant - as certainly on my car it keeps everything moving nicely.