Removing the Rear Air switch

Removing the Rear Air switch

Postby Jhouserjr [OP] » February 3rd 2016, 7:26pm

My van has rear air conditioning. I have found that the power to the rear air switch is only on when the key is on and I want to use the circuit as a power source for an 'On Delay' relay that will feed power to to the main relay for a dual battery setup. I have never taken anything in the dash apart and need some guidance on removing the switch without breaking anything.

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Re: Removing the Rear Air switch

Postby astroracer » February 4th 2016, 12:25am

It would be much easier to simply tap into the main fuse box under the dash. If you get in there and look at it you will see there are empty terminals that you can plug into for power sources. Use one labeled IGN. That will be an ignition on power source that will have only one circuit on it. The one you add. Use the correct terminals and fuse the new circuit appropriately.
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Re: Removing the Rear Air switch

Postby Lumpy » February 4th 2016, 1:12am

I agree that it would be simpler, better practice to run a dedicated wire, fuse etc from fuse box south. Lots of room under that plastic threshold to hold wire(s).

But removing if you like, shouldn't be particularly weird, if yours is anything like my Gen I. Some typical plastic/metal connector gizmo. Squeeze something, pull something, it comes apart. Remaining avulsed appendage is safe to just hang in the dash. No exposed monsters.


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