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    heater dial problem

    hey guys, couple of weeks ago my heater box and plug caught fire, luckily i saw it happen so replaced the heater box and plug, only thing is that when i put my lights on, it will light up fully on the heat adjust dial, slightly dim on the fan speed adjust dial and nothing on the directional dial, also since i put the new dials in my cd player will sometimes not even bother to turn on

    a workmate cut the old burnt out plug for some reason (thought i knew what he was doing) but he didnt re wire it. i got some chocolate blocks and connected all the wires together as they should go so i dont understand whats going on any advice? if chocolate blocks are a no no please say, im getting a very funny smell all the time
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    Chocolate blocks have different power ratings, so make sure the blocks you used can take the power being drawn by the heater box.

    Get a proper plug from VX.

    The dim lighting means you have a bulb blown in the dial that does not light up.

    Hope this helps.

    Mick

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    yea cheers bud, checked the chocolate blocks and there fine, as for the light i changed the bulb with one from my old heater but no luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmogimp View Post
    yea cheers bud, checked the chocolate blocks and there fine, as for the light i changed the bulb with one from my old heater but no luck
    Then i would say there is still some wiring that has been damaged from the last little fire, and this is shorting out or has shorted out.

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    thing is i replaced the heater unit as the old one was a bit burned lol, should it still be shorting out? all the dials work as they should now its just that one light lol
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    Cuold just be a bad earth where the insulation has got damaged.

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    surely if there was a fire then there is obviously a problem with the electronics anyway. I would find out why that started in the 1st place as it shouldnt just catch on fire.

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    any way i can find out? the pin that caused the fire was the second to last one heat dial side
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    personally i would take it to an auto electrician. You dont want to be going down the road and your car bursting into flames

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