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Old 02-28-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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1985 345 Motorhome dash unit

Im looking for a place to buy a new heater ac dash controll unit
for my 345 - any one seen interior dash parts ?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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There was a similar thread, but the AS motorhome was newer, see http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...-xl-60672.html.

Yours probably also fit some production vehicle. If you post a photo, someone might recognize it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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If it's just not switching from AC to heater(a common failure in AS mohos), you can manually change it(yep, a pain) by going under the hood and tracking the cable...our junction switch from the cable is located on the passenger side, behind the breeze wall(rubber or tarpaper-like shroud)...once you find it, it's not hard to do, and when it's 100 F outside and the AC is blowing 100+ F, it seems less relevant...
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:14 AM   #4
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Im looking for a place to buy a new heater ac dash controll unit
for my 345 - any one seen interior dash parts ?
let us know when you find one. mine is all messed up too. the cable to switch from hot to cold is long gone
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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Mine is screwed up too, but haven't had time to address that problem yet. Will post when I have time to look into the problem. Auto A/C used to be my area of expertise back in the day.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #6
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Im looking for a place to buy a new heater ac dash controll unit
for my 345 - any one seen interior dash parts ?
My 84 looks like and is reputed to be a Chrysler unit.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:15 PM   #7
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I think mine is an ARA unit on my 84 310. Compressor is a york aluminum upright 2 cyl and everything looks like ARA to me other than the compressor. ARA used a ton of the same compressor so everything might be original.
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Here's what the one in my 345 looks like, though I'm not sure who made them. Maybe yours is similar and someone here can tell us.
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this may well turn into a 'who's got the sorriest looking ac head controller' thread
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:38 AM   #10
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Hello everyone,

check out these guys, SCS / Frigette - Climate Control Products for a World in Motion they supplied one for my 86 345 no problem,

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Here's what the one in my 345 looks like, though I'm not sure who made them. Maybe yours is similar and someone here can tell us.
That heater control unit is a Chrysler product. I salvaged several from a junk yard near Pasadena about 2 years ago for our 84 310. I believe they can be found in late 70s early 80s vans and pickups (possibly other models as well). I stocked up on them when I had the opportunity. They aren't hard to pull out of the Chrysler vehicles.

Best bet is to stop by your local salvage yard and see what they have. Take a picture with you so you can get a positive ID.

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If it's just not switching from AC to heater(a common failure in AS mohos), you can manually change it(yep, a pain) by going under the hood and tracking the cable...our junction switch from the cable is located on the passenger side, behind the breeze wall(rubber or tarpaper-like shroud)...once you find it, it's not hard to do, and when it's 100 F outside and the AC is blowing 100+ F, it seems less relevant...
Just trying to determine if the problem is with your dash slider, or under the hood...I have owned more than a few vehicles with aesthetically reprehensive dash controls, but they worked. Our 345 has a good looking slider, but the failure is under the hood...ok, ok, the slider may NOT look good, but I guess I wasn't clear on WHERE the problem was...I do know where an inherent problem is...under the dash...'working' AND 'aesthetically appealing' are separate issues...
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Dash unit

I have a 85 325
I ordered one of these from this dude,I will let you know if it ends up working

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHRYS...#ht_1176wt_702
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Is that a new or refurbished unit?
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