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Old 12-31-2007, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Winter mod - heater blower integrated with engine kill switch

I keep thinking about this one....

(Not my heater.. just a random image)

My heater fan switch needs a dual "winter" and "summer" setting.

The problem is that in the winter, when the engine is stopped (via the kill switch) for more than a few seconds with the blower going, it very quickly cools off the heater core and starts blowing cold air on my poor toes/hands/windshield.

As a result, I find I'm frequently turning the fan off & on. Particularly when I'm doing a bit of P&G. Sometimes I forget to turn it back on until the cold starts seeping in again .

It would be nice to have a switch that would enable me to select whether I want the blower switch to operate, as designed with the key at "ON/RUN" position, or I could flip it and cause the blower to NOT run when the engine is stopped.


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