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Stiff hot/cold lever on heater

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Ey up!

In last night's downpour I had to make use of the demist on my van for the first time. It's an early air-cooled set up with just 4 levers. The hot/cold air was so stiff I ended up breaking the panel a little and found it had been simply glued on!

Two questions...

The stiff hot cold will be the cable... I think a little grease/wd40 of the mech should do it because the heating works ok... but I'd like to check?

Should the panel have clips? and does anyone have a spare 😆

Thanks in advance x

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Facia off expecting to find a fourth lever underneath... Bizarrely only have 3?

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I think it that it'll need looking at at some point...

I've too many things other things to do on the van at the minute 😀

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Three because you have no hot air feed along the walkthrough to the rear passenger compartment.

With luck you can just straighten the bent wire, as long as it’s a straight push into the outer you should be good. (Unless you have a sticking flap...)
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Thanks Roger, Seems to be 4 cables though? Two on the hot/cold?

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So there are! Not on mine... Beyond my level of competence.
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I've just tied then together... We now have either cold air or hot demisters 😬

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Four cables on three sliders? thats new to me. Mr Bodger in the past maybe? I renewed my heater cable early this year because mine was stiff and in the end it bent and snapped so for what it's worth just replace the cable, it's a cheap job and is pretty simple to sort. Will save you a lot of effort p'ing around with it when it's cold.

Maybe trace those two cables on the heater control to see where they end up? 
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It’s air cooled, so there are two cables , one to each side heat exchanger pod  to switch the heat off ? 
 
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Mocki wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 15:21
It’s air cooled, so there are two cables , one to each side heat exchanger pod  to switch the heat off ? 


Oh so same sorta system as a beetle?
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They do need tracing and sorting... It's fine for now (just want to get out camping!) but I'll just replace them in a few weeks!

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Stesaw wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 18:38
Mocki wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 15:21
It’s air cooled, so there are two cables , one to each side heat exchanger pod  to switch the heat off ? 

Oh so same sorta system as a beetle?

Yep, really long bike brake cables type 
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