How do I get the heater dial panel off!?

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How do I get the heater dial panel off!?

Post by simonineaston » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:02 pm

Confession-time here, folks - I've read another thread on this forum explaing how to get this panel off, but I didn't get it! I've got as far as A) removing all three dials (ping! go the little spring-steel clips onto the floor...) B) removing the 2 grey screws (mine were Philips head, which was a bit of a surprise in view of the fact that all the other's I've met so far have been Star or Torx or whatever they're called...) C) pulling out the 2 vent grills and after peering inside the resulting hole - I'm stuck! What next!?
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Post by tom » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:12 pm

Grilles out, look down the hole. an inch down the hole, on the vertical surface there is a slot. Poke a wide screwdriver in and lever the clip inwards, toward the centre line of the car. Pull panel towards you. Repeat for other side. Disconnect lighter. If PCB marked "ELEDASA", modify before replacing.

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Post by simonineaston » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:01 pm

Cheers :-) Why do I modify the pcb you refer to - and how!?
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Post by tom » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:33 pm

The ELEDASA board had a design fault and somewhere on this site is the necessary info to mod it in order to allow the fan to run at full speed.I'll see if I can remember where it is.

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Post by Kitch » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:22 pm

Its easy.....on the front of the board there are lots of metallic strips, and the one closest to the dial has a little dark coloured panel between two of the contacts. Flip the PCB over and solder a wire between the two, bridging the little panel type chap in the process.

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Post by tom » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:50 pm

NO! That is not it. I'll just have to find the correct posting...
http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... php?t=6133
This is quite a long thread but the data is about half way down page 2 posted by one Tomsheppard. The web reference no longer exists but the pictures were uploaded to a scandinavian site some time ago so if you really need a picture, googleit up.

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Post by Doz » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:59 pm

Image

See the drill hole that breaks the track between the 3rd and 4th pins (counting from right to left) ... as I see it this is the one to bridge ...

The little black panel looks like a thick film ... don't bridge that one...

damned if I can fine the Scandinavian website ....

Please correct me if I'm wrong ...
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Post by Doz » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:03 pm

PS ... change the bulbs while you're in there .....
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Post by Kitch » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:01 pm

Ah I thought it was. Oh well

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Post by tom » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:13 am

NO!

Link the gap in the track fourth from bottom beneath the black resistive track, then cut the thin vertical track below the left hand side of the black resistive track.

Thanks for the picture Doz!

Would earlier posters on this thread please amend their erroneous posts and then the mods could make this one a sticky if they feel so inclined.

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Post by jeremy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:00 am

Tom's right - worked well on mine and I found the full fan speed complete with relay above the steering column which worked despite about 15 years of idleness!

While you've got it apart it may be worth cleaning the contacts on the rheostat wiper and making sure its got enough tension.

If you are changing the bulbs its also worth checking they work before re-assembly as some can be a bit temperamental (in my case probably cheap and nasty)

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Post by Doz » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:30 am

When I get home tonight I'll mod the picture and post it up, then we hav the definative mod...
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Post by simonineaston » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:07 pm

PS ... change the bulbs while you're in there .....
That's why I'm going there :-)
Thanks for all the lively discussion folks! I think I've got me head round it...
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Post by Doz » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:53 pm

So I think this is it then...

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Post by Kitch » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:57 pm

tom wrote:NO!

Link the gap in the track fourth from bottom beneath the black resistive track, then cut the thin vertical track below the left hand side of the black resistive track.

Thanks for the picture Doz!

Would earlier posters on this thread please amend their erroneous posts and then the mods could make this one a sticky if they feel so inclined.
NO!