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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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I am replacing my heater core in 68 camaro and on the top of the heater box on the inside of the car, there is the connection for the wires. It is actually a wire harness with a cardboard insert that gets bolted to the top of the box. Does this just sit down on the box and really doesn't connect to anything. When I unbolted the old one that did work before the heater core broke. It just pulled it right out of the box like it was not connected to anything. But the heater did work. This piece has a couple of spring on it. I hope I explained it right. Thanks, Erik

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 06:04 AM
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The piece that you are referring to (cardboard piece with the spring and connector for a plug) is called rheostat. It controls the speed of your blower fan as you move the fan control lever. The blower will only work at one speed without it.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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Does it actually connect to anything inside or does it just slip into the housing and get the two bolts in the top of it through the cardboard. Thanks, Erik

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 06:23 AM
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Mine didn't connect to anything inside, just two bolts holding it to the heater box. I'm definately not an expert on electrical things, but my guess is that coiled wire builds up heat as the current flows through it, so they mounted it in the heater box so that the air flow would cool it. I'm sure someone here knows if this is correct.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I am pretty sure that is how mine is too. Erik

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 09:16 AM
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It doesn't connect to anything inside the box. You're right, it just mounts on the top so the coils are inside the air stream.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 02, 02:35 PM
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Yup, it's the heater blower resistor, and the coils get HOT on all speeds except "High", so it's mounted in the blower air stream. Doesn't connect to anything inside the heater box (if the coils did touch anything, you'd have a dead short and a fried harness).

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