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79 300sd Climate Conrtol Hot Wire

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I have a crusty 1979 300 SD with actual 110k miles, winter salt cancer, 25-30 MPG on 50% 1 micron WVO.
Vandals took to radio and climate control panel. They must be MB fans as they did not use side cutters.
While OEM parts are nice, $450 climate control panel is a bit steep for this old lady.
Can this system be 'hot wired'? I do not expect to get the AC running, but heat/defrost is nice in Wisconsin.
Long term goal is to find a better body for this gals running gear.

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Lost Yankee wrote:
I have a crusty 1979 300 SD with actual 110k miles, winter salt cancer, 25-30 MPG on 50% 1 micron WVO.
Vandals took to radio and climate control panel. They must be MB fans as they did not use side cutters.
While OEM parts are nice, $450 climate control panel is a bit steep for this old lady.
Can this system be 'hot wired'? I do not expect to get the AC running, but heat/defrost is nice in Wisconsin.
Long term goal is to find a better body for this gals running gear.

Best get the CD for the 116 model with the ACC wiring so you can "hot wire" the system . . .call MBUSA at 800-367-6372 to order . . .

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Hello,

Try getting a good used panel from a wrecking yard. One should be had for less than $50.00.

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Blacklick, Ohio

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