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attkrlufy

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« on: September 06, 2010, 09:51:29 AM »

Normally I'm smart enough not to mess with in-dash parts because I have big hands and they exist in small spaces.  Rarely do those two characteristics create a situation that doesn't end in tears and swearing.

This is no different.

In trying to clean out an old mouse nest behind the radio/climate control section of my car, I broke a whole bunch of stuff on my ATC control module.  I'm looking for some help on the following parts and/or parts numbers.  The car is a 1979 New Yorker:

A/C Blower motor Switch (original) Part #3846303  (updated) Part #4261306:
The switch I killed was a 4-position switch.  For some reason, the updated part number comes in both 3-and-4 position switches.  I just want to make sure that switches with 3 prongs on the back are 3 speed and switches w/ 4 prongs = 4 speed.

Temp control cable Part #3847432 (?):
Not sure if the part number is correct.  I can't seem to find a definitive number for this in my parts catalog.  What happened was I broke the red flag that snaps into the back of the ATC unit.  Do I have to get an entire new cable or can I just get a new "flag?":



ATC Vacuum line help.

I ripped the vacuum lines out of the back of the ATC control box harness and I just want to make sure I put them back in the right order.  I'm using the wiring harness on the other end of the lines as a template.  There's  6 black lines and 1 blue line.  If I got it right, it LOOKS like the blue vac line goes in the top-left slot.  Anyone know for sure?  I can't find a diagram




You'll also notice the vacuum lines don't stay in the harness anymore.  I was thinking of just crazy-gluing them back in.  I just gotta make sure I don't plug up any of the vacuum lines.  Anyone have tips on this?







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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 11:11:53 AM »

Follow-up regarding the vacuum lines:

I know it doesn't look like it from the above pic, but the vac lines were ripped out of the HARNESS - not simply unplugged from the back of the ATC unit.  I've got to match each vac line to the respective hole in the harness and find a way to get them to stick in the harness before plugging all the lines back into the control unit.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.


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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 11:15:45 AM »

Did you check the dealer?  Some of that stuff is still listed, being used in other applications
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 04:20:05 PM »

I have a feeling I'm headed down there tomorrow w/ all my books.

They're gonna loooooooove me......


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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 04:33:17 PM »

I can ask my guy if he can help.  He discounts for us
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 08:54:25 AM »

That'd be great if he could.  Because I went to my dealership and they want me to pay $40 for the switch (#4261306) yet can't tell me if it's 3 or 4 prong.  Rock Auto has the same switch (4 prong) for $15.

"Yeah but this is a genuine Mopar switch."
"Really?  It's 3x better than the one made by Airtex or Standard Motor Parts?"

He didn't have an answer.  Truthfully, I'd rather get the mopar part - but not if it's 3x the aftermarket cost.

At least a new temp control cable was only $20.


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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 12:29:58 PM »

Knowing what part you needed: $60.00

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010, 01:33:12 PM »

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Send in a gorilla to do a surgeons job..<sigh> LOL

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 02:10:40 PM »

I guess that "All Thumbs" cliché' comes to play here.
 
I'll call him tomorrow
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 08:58:04 AM »


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Quote from: attkrlufy
Normally I'm smart enough not to mess with in-dash parts because I have big hands and they exist in small spaces.  Rarely do those two characteristics create a situation that doesn't end in tears and swearing.
This is no different.
Send in a gorilla to do a surgeons job..<sigh> LOL
TELL me about it....

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I guess that "All Thumbs" cliché' comes to play here.
 
I'll call him tomorrow
Actually, I just found this on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220425039289&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT

...it's the correct part made by Mopar but at Rock Auto pricing.  So I bought it.  Thanks for the offer though.  I'll remember about your buddy next time I have to work behind the dash.  Undoubtedly, I'll need his services to replace the next bunch of parts I break. 

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