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Old 12-12-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Cable for dash a/c & heater

For a 1995 LY 35 diesel pusher. AIrstream part # 690315-03 is for controlling the temperature of air. It is a 106 inch cable & housing that runs from the dash to the heater box. It is ridiculously expensive from AS dealers. Does anyone know of a suitable, less expensive replacement? Thanks, Scott

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Old 01-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Try a bicycle repair shop. They might have cable/foot.


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Old 12-14-2014, 08:28 AM   #3
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Have you found a replacement yet? I have a 1996 30' gas that also needs a cable of some sort. The one in the rig looks like the housing is original as it fits into the control box with a plastic tab. The problem is that it was safety wired to the control which didn't hold it in place. I don't know what the original configuration was. I tried to just move the cable by hand and it will not budge the lever on the heater box. I can move the lever by hand under the dash but it is stiff. The cable is twisted wire rather than a solid wire cable which I would have expected to be used in this application. Don't know if the PO changed the inner cable to strand wire or what. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:05 AM   #4
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Just some general thoughts on this.

If the cable binds on too tight a turn, you will probably break off the retainer at the dash control. New dash control needed to repair.

If the system is still intact, but stiff, spray lots of silicone on the cable ends and work the cable back and forth.

It will be the pushing motion that binds the cable.
I added a spring to the heat box linkage to help pull that open. The cable has no trouble pulling it closed.

Any automotive wholesaler has "CHOKE CABLES" that can be cut to length for this to modify the control, but you will now have an independent control.

You don't show a picture of your control, but I believe they are standard on the 70 -80 Chrysler products, more specific, VANS.

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Old 12-14-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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I got mine from NAPA. it was not specific to my chassis but rather a "universal push/pull cable". If you google that, I think youll find a few sources. you can just get something close to your length with the correct ends on the cable.
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