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Old 10-16-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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AC Control head

New to the Forum here, heard this is the place to get great info.
I've asked this question on other forums and never get an answer
let alone the solution. so here goes

I have a Discovery 2008 40X and the AC control head is loose in the dash hole
one side is not fastened at all. can't seem to figure out how its held in there or how to get it solid again. Looked underneath and can't seem to find any fasteners or anything like that.

any suggestions

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Old 10-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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You could try this method:
http://www.amazon.com/170-Piece-U-Clip-Screw-Assortment/dp/B001TMXM3U/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1287273279&sr=8-14
Not much cost @ $5.00 plus shipping. Also available at Harbor Freight if there's one in the area item number 90200 Storehouse Assortment. I think the closest one to you is in Camarillo. There is also one in Simi Valley.

I don't particular this fastener but sometimes nothing else will do.

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Old 10-17-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info Dick
but when I said I can't find the fasteners I meant I can find out
how it is held firm in the hole. But I like what you sent, going to pick up a box
just because, looks like a good thing to have around.

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Old 10-17-2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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Sorry Ron

I guess I assumed they were all attached the same. There only seems to be one brand used by most manufacturers. Here is a picture of mine; you can see the two screws on the corners holding it in place. Yours may be the same with some clever way of hiding the screws. Knowing where they are may help but it sure looks to me, unless you can lift, or pull up the dash, your gonna need a bandaid

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The a/c controls are installed by the coach builder, not Freightliner, so the type of control head and method of install will vary by coach year, make & model. Freightliner supplies the a/c compressor and basic plumbing, but the coach builder does the controls, ducting, etc.

If you like, you can move this question to the Fleetwood Owners Forum and perhaps get some input from another Fleetwood Discovery owner. I'll send you an action message that will enable you to move it if you wish.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:11 AM   #6
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Thanks Gary
as I said, I'm new to the forum. didn't know it could be that specific to my coach, thanks for the help
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On my RV the dash mount looks very similar to the dash picture that one of the other fellow included. In my case, the entire back side of the dash cover (windshiedl side) comes off with about 6 screws fastening to the dash and the top snaps out exposing everything.




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New to the Forum here, heard this is the place to get great info.
I've asked this question on other forums and never get an answer
let alone the solution. so here goes

I have a Discovery 2008 40X and the AC control head is loose in the dash hole
one side is not fastened at all. can't seem to figure out how its held in there or how to get it solid again. Looked underneath and can't seem to find any fasteners or anything like that.

any suggestions

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Ron, this sounds like the same issue I had on my coach recently. The fasteners holding the controls into place appeared to be glued to the back of the panel. The fasteners actually were a short bolt with a large flat flange that was glued into place. What I did was to remove the entire panel so I could access the back and drilled two holes and used new fasteners that bolted through the panel. The only down side is that you can see the head of the bolt, but if you find a screw or bolt head that looks similar to the others on the panel, you won't even notice it. I liked this option rather than trying to reglue the fastener.

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Old 10-31-2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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Thanks for all for the great help
It seems mine unit is slid into a metal box simular to a radio
no access to the back or sides. So my plan is to carefully drill a small hole one one each side of the metal box and put is a couple very short screws to hold it in place

got to be careful not to go too deep but there seems to be no wires or tubes in that area
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Worked well

All turned out well, No more rattles. at least from that.
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