[V8] two ways of heat
kneale at coslink.net
Sun Nov 19 19:20:19 EST 2006
The panel at the driver's knees is held in place by a couple screws you get
to by taking off the dash endcap, as well as a screw under the steering
column and a screw down near the brake pedal. You do not need to remove
the lower steering column switch cover. Isn't there also a fuse associated
with the seat heater relays?
Do you know for a fact the plastic heater valve split? It's also a common
practice to bypass the heater core when it starts leaking.
At 06:06 PM 11/19/2006 -0600, Scott Simmons wrote:
>What are the odds that all of the seat heater elements have failed?
>None of them work, so I'm willing to bet that it's something they all
>have in common. But from what I've read and can see on the wiring
>diagrams, they have separate relays.
>What diagnostic procedures should I begin with? Jumping the relays? I
>had half my driver's side dash torn apart before the sun set, so I'm at
>a stopping point until tomorrow. Does the lower column cover have to
>come off before I can get the lower dash pad off? And if so, do I have
>to pull the steering wheel?
>Second question, the heater valve apparently failed on a previous
>owner. They just bypassed the heater core hoses. I got a nice metal
>one from my FLAPS and are going to replace it tomorrow to give me some
>warmth. The old valve split due to it being.. well.. plastic. What
>kind of damage would this do to the car? I assume that coolant gushed
>out of the old valve. Where would it go and what kind of water damage
>would it have done?
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