Gas heater debug

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ChickenPinz
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Gas heater debug

Post by ChickenPinz » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 pm

Looking for help debugging my behind-the-driver-set heater issues.

Pulling out the dash switch to the first detent, the fan starts running. That seems correct.
Pulling out the switch to the second detect, the fan stops slows to a stop and I hear 4-5 click/tick sounds from what seems like under the floor near the doghouse. The position of the control knob on the heater makes no difference. Test was run with the engine/ignition off.

Ideas of next steps in the debug process? Is there a good troubleshooting guide (AKA better than what's in the operator's manual)?
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Joeri
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Re: Gas heater debug

Post by Joeri » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:40 am


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Re: Gas heater debug

Post by ChickenPinz » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:05 pm

There is no apparent reset switch on this model that I can find.

When the switch is pulled out to the second position, all things slow to a halt (silence) and the dash light goes out.

Ideas?
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Re: Gas heater debug

Post by boeing7873 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:38 pm

I have posted somewhere around some diagrams, most likely for the old version, you have the new version, but still look around and you may find diagrams.
No experience with this model. You have two options, find those diagrams, then navigate through "the Samba" forums, and try to figure the problem out, or, contact Jason "notchboy" Weigel, to be found on thesamba.com forums, and ask for a quote to fix it if he is willing to do it. Maybe he can help over the phone...

The click tick click is probably your pulse fuel pump, that is what mine sounds like.

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Re: Gas heater debug

Post by boeing7873 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:55 pm

I have posted somewhere around some diagrams, most likely for the old version, you have the new version, but still look around and you may find diagrams.
No experience with this model. You have two options, find those diagrams, then navigate through "the Samba" forums, and try to figure the problem out, or, contact Jason "notchboy" Weigel, to be found on thesamba.com forums, and ask for a quote to fix it if he is willing to do it. Maybe he can help over the phone...

Some links:
https://www.boote-forum.de/showthread.php?t=25797

https://www.youtube.com/user/notchboy1/videos

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/ma ... ter_ac.php


The click tick click is probably your pulse fuel pump, that is what mine sounds like.

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