Wear a jacket?My heater goes to full blast HOT just one click off of cold. I did the recalibration trick - no joy. Took it to the dealer and it turns out there is a TSB for this problem - need to add a 60 to 68.5 ohm resistor to the HVAC head unit. Quote was for $575. WTF?
I noted on the Solstice forum that a guy/gal added the resistor to circuit 1688 Pin F. If I knew where that was I'd do it since it seems to make sense that I could add the resistor inline from the fuse box/panel OR am I displaying my ignorance here since it MUST cost big bucks to add a $0.75 part.
Did they break it out by labor hours and part?My heater goes to full blast HOT just one click off of cold. I did the recalibration trick - no joy. Took it to the dealer and it turns out there is a TSB for this problem - need to add a 60 to 68.5 ohm resistor to the HVAC head unit. Quote was for $575. WTF?
No. They did not have the part on hand but service writer quoted @ $25 for the part and $500 to $550 for labor. He said they had to get to the heater control head to add the resistor. What that entails I don't know and he wasn't sharing.Did they break it out by labor hours and part?
I figure there has to be an easier way to introduce the resistor into the circuit without tearing the car apart . . . maybe?
Edit: Nevermind. It's not as easy as I'd remembered. I couldn't remember for sure, but I just took out the piece over the HVAC controls and now see that the bolts that hold the module in place are blocked by the entire upper dash; so it looks like the whole top dash would have to come out to gain access to the HVAC module. :banghead:Black_Out said:The front "waterfall" with the HVAC controls actually comes out pretty easy; if you can slide a spudger or something firm yet slim between it and the top of the radio, you can release the three bottom clips; then just pull forward toward yourself to release the rear clips. After that, it's just some bolts or screws (don't remember exactly) holding the HVAC unit in place, IIRC.
I should straighten something out with my head unit anyway, I'll see if I can pop that panel off and post some pics up for ya later tonight or tomorrow... when did it start getting dark so early???
Vic,Thanks Dave, The reason I ask is that ICS has the heating controls that looks just like the one on the Sky's but they have it listed for the Solstice with no mention of Sky fitment....
Prolly will work, but the Sky ones have gloss black fronts (IIRC), while the Sols' are matt/frosted black (as well as the chrome ring difference).Vic,
The only difference is the trim on the knobs, AFAIK. ICS is an honorable vendor and if they say it should work, it will.
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