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Old 02-18-2006, 11:29 PM   #15
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Chaplain, you may be in luck... I found the old heater control from when the PO of our '87 345MH had it replaced, the switch is still attached and checks out OK. The Chrysler P/N on the switch is 645 0729. It is a 4-position switch with four contacts numbered 1, 1, 4 and 9 (go figure!). I'll try and post a picture tomorrow after I get new batteries for the camera. If you think the switch can work for you, send me a PM and I'll mail it.
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Old 02-19-2006, 12:59 PM   #16
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Chaplain, you may be in luck... I found the old heater control from when the PO of our '87 345MH had it replaced, the switch is still attached and checks out OK. The Chrysler P/N on the switch is 645 0729. It is a 4-position switch with four contacts numbered 1, 1, 4 and 9 (go figure!). I'll try and post a picture tomorrow after I get new batteries for the camera. If you think the switch can work for you, send me a PM and I'll mail it.
Buckwheat,

I can't wait to see your picture. I have assumed all along that my 1989 370 heat/air control (all on one plate) was a GM item, since it's almost identical to what GM used for almost 20 years. If it's Chrysler, that means my 370 has major parts from Gillig, Ford, Airstream, Chevrolet, and Chrysler ! Yikes! I was having enough fun attempting to keep the 4 manufacturers' things sorted out . Does anyone know if the the 1982 control like Kent needs was the same in the 1989 models? If so, at least we know there were thousands of that type produced.
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:28 PM   #17
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Still no batteries but managed to get this pic before the camera died...
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:50 PM   #18
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Hey, that looks like the heater control panel out of a 1980's Dodge van...
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:06 PM   #19
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Still no batteries but managed to get this pic before the camera died...
Buckwheat,

Except for my unit (1989 370) having a brushed cast metal mounting plate, it is identical to yours. Have you checked out a good GM parts department? I ask because I know GM used that basic control, especially the fan switch for many years. You should be able to get one from them, or perhaps a junk yard. Let us know what you find out.
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:09 PM   #20
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Hey, that looks like the heater control panel out of a 1980's Dodge van...
Overlander,

I'm not familiar with Dodge vans, but I do know it looks like the ones GM used for so long. Since the dash in the MoHos is basically Chevrolet, I'm really wondering if the heater control would have come from Chrysler. Of course, stranger things are on the coaches .
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:08 PM   #21
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So now I have two of these control units, this black knobbed one from the parts box, and the installed one that has chromed knobs. So my question to all you classic MH owners, which is the OEM unit... chromed or black? I have no idea but would like to get the proper OEM unit back into service.
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:30 PM   #22
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The control in my 84 has chrome knobs and buttons
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:04 PM   #23
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Every OEM controller I have seen has had chrome buttons. The only difference is the buttons, either chrome or black.
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The control in my 84 has chrome knobs and buttons
So is my 89. Same control, I'm sure, but sounds like chrome was OEM.
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:38 PM   #25
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Thanks to all for the chrome vs. black responses. That's another small mystery solved... why the repair records showed the control head as being replaced but when I opened the dash I found the installed unit to be busted up. The unit in the parts box must have been the replacement unit but perhaps it didn't get installed. I can certainly use the black knobbed housing to replace the cobbled together unit that's in the dash now.
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:45 PM   #26
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I have ordered the switch through a Chrysler dealer thanks to Acer giving me the Chrysler #. The part will be here tomorrow and it is returnable if not correct. We need more companies with service like Acer.
I have attached a picture of my control panel. You guys with the sophisticated controls have all the luxury. This one as you can see is simply on/off- hot/cold. Now how would I convert it over to a more sophisticated controller, say one with dials and even put my AC controls with it?
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I have ordered the switch through a Chrysler dealer thanks to Acer giving me the Chrysler #. The part will be here tomorrow and it is returnable if not correct. We need more companies with service like Acer.
I have attached a picture of my control panel. You guys with the sophisticated controls have all the luxury. This one as you can see is simply on/off- hot/cold. Now how would I convert it over to a more sophisticated controller, say one with dials and even put my AC controls with it?
Kent,

Buckwheat's post #17 shows one like I have. It combines the AC and Heat functions on one plate. He's got a tape measure in the picture showing the width of the plate. Any chance your plate is the same size? Maybe you could combine your functions using a control like that. Of course, there's always the issue of - Do you really want to go there? If your AC and heat work, and you can get the fan switch, do you want to attempt combining everything on one plate? Just wondering....
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:39 PM   #28
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Kent, that controller looks like one out of a mid 80's GM pickup or van without A/C. Have you checked for a heater fan switch for, say, a 1985 G30 van without air conditioning?
Also, the A/C controller is seperate from the heat/defrost controller, as the chassis didn't originally come with air. Also, the A/C controllers normally use vacuum operated doors, with a vacuum controller on the back of the unit, with a buynch of hoses running off it. Your coach, having a diesel engine, doesn't have a lot of vacuum to operate these items. That may be the second reason you have separate (cable-operated, I assume) controls.
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