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Dash AC/Heater Control


Best Answer F355197, 07 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

The problem is solved.  I removed the dash panel and the plug for the fan speed switch had fallen off.  I replaced the plug and the fan works on all speeds.  I don't know why it was working intermittently before but possibly the plug was slightly hanging on the switch pins so it would barely make contact on HI only.  It is now firmly locked in place.

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#1 F355197

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

I have a 2003 Monaco Executive.  The dash AC/Heater control has three knobs: fan speed, temperature setting and flow discharge options (floor, dash, both, etc.).  The fan switch will turn on the blower then after a short time the blower stops.  

 

Rapidly cycling the fan switch will cause it to come on but will soon stop.  I had a 1998 Beaver with the same control and the same problem.

 

 Is this typical of these controls and do I have to replace the entire control or can the fan switch be replaced.

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:09 AM

First off, determine if it is the fan switch and not the fan motor  (eg) jump switch to run motor at full bore.

 

The switch can be replaced separately.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:51 AM

Thanks for the tip.  It appears to be the switch so will go on a search for a new one.  Any suggestions?


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

Monaco can tell you what HVAC control they use.

 

BTW, there are three components in the system:  switch, resistor, fan motor. The resistor's job is to select lower fan speeds.

 

For more info on the resistor, just Google: dash hvac fan resistor


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:10 PM

Sounds as though that could be the problem with mine, the fan runs high speed only. 


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

Yes that sounds like a bad resistor.

 

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

My fan was operating on high only as noted by another contributor.  Removing the fan knob and then applying side pressure to the shaft the fan will come on and may or may not stay on.  Based on that I am assuming it is the switch.  I will be removing it this week to troubleshoot.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

Actually, if the fan works on high only, the resistor is the likely suspect.

 

Of course, if playing with the the switch makes it work, that would be where to start.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

Since these are not going to be easy to get to, I believe I will replace both resistor and switch.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:02 PM   Best Answer

The problem is solved.  I removed the dash panel and the plug for the fan speed switch had fallen off.  I replaced the plug and the fan works on all speeds.  I don't know why it was working intermittently before but possibly the plug was slightly hanging on the switch pins so it would barely make contact on HI only.  It is now firmly locked in place.


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