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Old 12-20-2013, 07:40 PM
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OK, I broke it

I have Vintage Air AC and it has a capilary tube on the control panel. Well, I broke it off the switch. What does it do?

I never use the heat only the AC. Can it work without it or do I have to replace the switch it was connected to?
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:45 PM
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The compressor won't cycle if that is broken. Those switches aren't cheap, tho. Take the old one to an A/C shop and they can surely match it. Or...

NAPA -- THERMOSTATIC SWITCH
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:54 PM
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I was afraid of that. Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:47 PM
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Looks like I can replace the entire panel for less than just the switch.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vt...-shq/overview/
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:32 PM
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Looks like they have other individual parts not listed, might be worth giving them a call.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:20 PM
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Yeah, I will give them a call on Monday.
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So I ended up replacing the whole controller.

The PO cut a hole in the dash for the stereo just under the cluster. I never really liked it there so I thought this would be a good time to move the AC controls to that spot.

I made a panel for the new controller so that it would cover the radio hole and hold the controller. I wanted the panel to be recessed so the the controller would sit flush in it. I used fleece and fiberglass resin to form it and painted it with a textured paint. It is a much better location for the controller.
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What a great solution! It really looks good, nice work!
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Job well done.
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Looks a peach!
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That my friend is a very nice fix.
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Wow great fix, that looks awesome.
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Thanks guys. Now I just have to get the console installed so I can get the stereo re-installed...
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