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Old 09 Apr 2007, 08:10 am
G-Man
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Default '96 Heater Fan Switch

This morning the rotating switch that controls the heater fan would no go to
the off position. It now has a springy feel not the precise notches it had
before.

The switch is cheap enough, but has anyone removed the dash panel to get to
this? Looks like the whole unit, speedo and all has to come out.

Any tips appreciated. This will be a DIY project for sure.

BTW, this baby has 185k on it now, and I have to add no oil between changes!
And I change at 7,500 intervals (I used 7,500 mi Synthetic). Still runs
great. She's like the energizer bunny

G-Man


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Old 09 Apr 2007, 09:17 am
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Default Re: '96 Heater Fan Switch

On Apr 9, 8:10 am, "G-Man" <g_fore...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> This morning the rotating switch that controls the heater fan would no go to

Year and Model?

> the off position. It now has a springy feel not the precise notches it had
> before.
>
> The switch is cheap enough, but has anyone removed the dash panel to get to
> this? Looks like the whole unit, speedo and all has to come out.
>
> Any tips appreciated. This will be a DIY project for sure.
>
> BTW, this baby has 185k on it now, and I have to add no oil between changes!
> And I change at 7,500 intervals (I used 7,500 mi Synthetic). Still runs
> great. She's like the energizer bunny
>
> G-Man



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Old 09 Apr 2007, 10:47 am
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Default Re: '96 Heater Fan Switch

Sorry, '96 Accord 4-cyl LX 5-Spd.

G-Man


"NWF_Snake" <negast@knology.net> wrote in message
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> On Apr 9, 8:10 am, "G-Man" <g_fore...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> This morning the rotating switch that controls the heater fan would no go
>> to

> Year and Model?
>
>> the off position. It now has a springy feel not the precise notches it
>> had
>> before.
>>
>> The switch is cheap enough, but has anyone removed the dash panel to get
>> to
>> this? Looks like the whole unit, speedo and all has to come out.
>>
>> Any tips appreciated. This will be a DIY project for sure.
>>
>> BTW, this baby has 185k on it now, and I have to add no oil between
>> changes!
>> And I change at 7,500 intervals (I used 7,500 mi Synthetic). Still runs
>> great. She's like the energizer bunny
>>
>> G-Man

>
>



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Old 09 Apr 2007, 04:16 pm
Jeff
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Default Re: '96 Heater Fan Switch

you may need to replace the whole heater/ac control box and it shouldn't
require having to take out the speedometer. look on ebay for one.



"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> This morning the rotating switch that controls the heater fan would no go
> to the off position. It now has a springy feel not the precise notches it
> had before.
>
> The switch is cheap enough, but has anyone removed the dash panel to get
> to this? Looks like the whole unit, speedo and all has to come out.
>
> Any tips appreciated. This will be a DIY project for sure.
>
> BTW, this baby has 185k on it now, and I have to add no oil between
> changes! And I change at 7,500 intervals (I used 7,500 mi Synthetic).
> Still runs great. She's like the energizer bunny
>
> G-Man
>


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Old 09 Apr 2007, 06:11 pm
the phelper
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Default Re: '96 Heater Fan Switch

Not sure how your car works, buy on my 99 Civic I had to replace the
whole control unit (fan speed, temp, and function). Got the unit
online for about $275. Replaced it myself (seemed like a major
chore, until I got stereo replacing instrutions online, you have to do
99% of the work replacing the stereo to replace this unit in my car).



On Mon, 9 Apr 2007 09:10:17 -0400, "G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>This morning the rotating switch that controls the heater fan would no go to
>the off position. It now has a springy feel not the precise notches it had
>before.
>
>The switch is cheap enough, but has anyone removed the dash panel to get to
>this? Looks like the whole unit, speedo and all has to come out.
>
>Any tips appreciated. This will be a DIY project for sure.
>
>BTW, this baby has 185k on it now, and I have to add no oil between changes!
>And I change at 7,500 intervals (I used 7,500 mi Synthetic). Still runs
>great. She's like the energizer bunny
>
>G-Man
>

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Old 10 Apr 2007, 07:14 am
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Default Re: '96 Heater Fan Switch

Well, looks like it was the easy fix. The knob shaft was cracked. I
super-glued it, then wrapped it was safety wire and coated it with JB Weld.

My wife was laughing, because I told her I could get a new one for less than
$10, but I wanted to try and fix this one :-)

BTW, if the panel with the control unit has to come out, that whole bezel
that also houses the Speedo and Tach has to come out as it looks like one
solid unit.

Luckily I don't have to do that!

G-Man


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Old 10 Apr 2007, 08:04 am
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"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Well, looks like it was the easy fix. The knob shaft was cracked. I
> super-glued it, then wrapped it was safety wire and coated it with JB
> Weld.
>
> My wife was laughing, because I told her I could get a new one for less
> than $10, but I wanted to try and fix this one :-)
>
> BTW, if the panel with the control unit has to come out, that whole bezel
> that also houses the Speedo and Tach has to come out as it looks like one
> solid unit.
>
> Luckily I don't have to do that!
>
> G-Man
>
>
>

I join in the laughter. We have a standing riddle in our house whether JB
Weld or duct tape is more "redneck." I use both at times, so it doesn't much
matter to me!

A blanking plug popped out of the radiator in our Volvo a few weeks after we
replaced the unit. I went back to the shop, and they couldn't find a plug to
fit. Rather than wait for one I JB Welded a bolt in the hole. It still
works, hyuck!

My favorite JB Weld tale is from a commercial Paul Harvey used to run. Seems
a guy was out hunting and an accidental discharge of his shotgun blew a hole
in the top of his gearbox. (I get a kick out of imagining that scene.) The
story was that he drained the gearbox to pick the debris out and then JB
Welded a piece of a beer can (don't act so surprised!) over the hole, then
poured the gear lube back in. Yeehaw!

Mike



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Old 10 Apr 2007, 10:12 am
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Michael Pardee wrote:
> "G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:131mvtug57gmkaf@news.supernews.com...
>
>>Well, looks like it was the easy fix. The knob shaft was cracked. I
>>super-glued it, then wrapped it was safety wire and coated it with JB
>>Weld.
>>
>>My wife was laughing, because I told her I could get a new one for less
>>than $10, but I wanted to try and fix this one :-)
>>
>>BTW, if the panel with the control unit has to come out, that whole bezel
>>that also houses the Speedo and Tach has to come out as it looks like one
>>solid unit.
>>
>>Luckily I don't have to do that!
>>
>>G-Man
>>
>>
>>

>
> I join in the laughter. We have a standing riddle in our house whether JB
> Weld or duct tape is more "redneck." I use both at times, so it doesn't much
> matter to me!
>
> A blanking plug popped out of the radiator in our Volvo a few weeks after we
> replaced the unit. I went back to the shop, and they couldn't find a plug to
> fit. Rather than wait for one I JB Welded a bolt in the hole. It still
> works, hyuck!
>
> My favorite JB Weld tale is from a commercial Paul Harvey used to run. Seems
> a guy was out hunting and an accidental discharge of his shotgun blew a hole
> in the top of his gearbox. (I get a kick out of imagining that scene.) The
> story was that he drained the gearbox to pick the debris out and then JB
> Welded a piece of a beer can (don't act so surprised!) over the hole, then
> poured the gear lube back in. Yeehaw!
>
> Mike
>


....Another Laugh!

On the '83 FE, the current engine came out of an '81 DX that had been
crunch in the front end to the extent that there was a puncture in the
oil pan from something. When I test ran the engine prior to pulling it
out and installing it into the FE, oil came out of the hole and one of
the less enlightened mechanics said that it was BIG trouble. All I did
was JB (Quick Weld) a small piece of sheet metal and there it stays to
this day, leak free.

OTOH, if you want a truly super strong metal like repair, use Devcon
titanium putty. But it costs a lot more!

JT


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Old 10 Apr 2007, 09:24 pm
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Default Re: '96 Heater Fan Switch

"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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>
> My favorite JB Weld tale is from a commercial Paul Harvey used to run.
> Seems a guy was out hunting and an accidental discharge of his shotgun
> blew a hole in the top of his gearbox. (I get a kick out of imagining
> that scene.)




Me too. But I think this is an urban legend.

The shot would have had to drive its way through the transmission tunnnel
before it got to the cast steel/aluminum gearbox housing. What kind of shot
was he loaded with? If 7-1/2 or 9 shot, no dice. If 0 or 00, then maybe it
might be possible.

And how is it the barrel was pointed down? Most people point the muzzle UP
when entering a vehicle.



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Old 11 Apr 2007, 11:54 am
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Tegger wrote:
> "Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
> news:IoqdnT_v7o_5FobbnZ2dnUVZ_uSgnZ2d@sedona.net:
>
>
>
>>My favorite JB Weld tale is from a commercial Paul Harvey used to run.
>>Seems a guy was out hunting and an accidental discharge of his shotgun
>>blew a hole in the top of his gearbox. (I get a kick out of imagining
>>that scene.)

>
>
>
>
> Me too. But I think this is an urban legend.
>
> The shot would have had to drive its way through the transmission tunnnel
> before it got to the cast steel/aluminum gearbox housing. What kind of shot
> was he loaded with? If 7-1/2 or 9 shot, no dice. If 0 or 00, then maybe it
> might be possible.
>
> And how is it the barrel was pointed down? Most people point the muzzle UP
> when entering a vehicle.
>
>
>




A lot of modern gear box designs are reincarnations of those of the
1930's where a sheet metal plate replaced what used to house the shifter
mechanism. So, it's entirely possible he was telling the truth.

JT

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