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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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I hope they take a lot of pics, the removal is easy, reassembling correctly is the hard part.
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I started this project taking the dash apartment myself, but it was a bigger project than I had the time or inclination to do. I trust my repair people and I know it is going to be a lot more expensive than if I did it myself. They are generally competent but with so many wires my concern is that all the wires go back the way they are suppose to be. I think they will get the dash back together and do a neat job of it. In some regards I am the wrong person to own a motor coach because I want everything to work the way it is suppose to whether or not I use that system and every coach has issues much of the time. My wife thinks I've rebuilt the entire coach by now. The A/C, heat and defrost are important systems and they won't work without the blower; and the house A/C and heater are not the same as having the cold (and hot) air blowing on you and the passenger and defogging the windows. I'll report back how the job comes out, how much it cost me and the photos.
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I am the wrong person to own a motor coach because I want everything to work the way it is suppose to whether or not I use that system and every coach has issues much of the time.
Dennis, you're my hero! I don't have the patience any more and haven't found the "trusted resource" to do it for me, so I soldier on with systems that don't work as perfectly as I'd like them to.

Waiting for the pics...

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Dennis, you're my hero! I don't have the patience any more and haven't found the "trusted resource" to do it for me, so I soldier on with systems that don't work as perfectly as I'd like them to.

Waiting for the pics...

Jim
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we have gained access to blower motor as you can see the location is closer to the engine throttle to the left side, both blower motors are located at the bottom of the dashboard, the resistor is located to the left of the dual motor. Here are some photos:
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we have gained access to blower motor as you can see the location is closer to the engine throttle to the left side, both blower motors are located at the bottom of the dashboard, the resistor is located to the left of the dual motor. Here are some photos:
Would it be possible to relocate the resistor to a more serviceable location whilst everything is apart? Resistors do tend to give out before the motors. Since it’s such a bear to get to? (I can’t view pics at this moment, disregard if it’s obviously not possible )
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Default Heater motor resistor

The heater motor resistor gets hot and as you can see if the fan runs air will be drawn past it to keep it cool. I would not move it.
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we have gained access to blower motor as you can see the location is closer to the engine throttle to the left side, both blower motors are located at the bottom of the dashboard, the resistor is located to the left of the dual motor. Here are some photos:
I wonder how hard it would be to make an access door rather than do a full dash out job for the next person who has this problem?
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I wonder how hard it would be to make an access door rather than do a full dash out job for the next person who has this problem?
I have been thinking of making an access hole in the top of my dash,just cut a hole and drop a stainless broiler pan down in the hole.
Use the pan as a catch all or just cover the hole with sheet metal and a carpet cover like a lot of us already have.
I have seen an LXI with the dash cut in half so it comes out easy.
I liked that too.
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I have been thinking of making an access hole in the top of my dash,just cut a hole and drop a stainless broiler pan down in the hole.
Use the pan as a catch all or just cover the hole with sheet metal and a carpet cover like a lot of us already have.
I have seen an LXI with the dash cut in half so it comes out easy.
I liked that too.
Don put a smaller hole in the top of my dash for wiring to pass through to where he then put a big power strip, this lives next to the air intake for the ventilation system. It's very handy.
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