I contacted the dealer and found that the part is available in Dallas and I could have
one for roughly $215 delivered tomorrow. If anyone is interested in buying one of these
valve and hose assemblies the P/N is 92400ZS22A.
So I decided to test my theory on the valve and its function. I modified the hose clamps
and removed the plastic parts and gave her a test. Two photo's attached show the
modified configuration and the installed configuration without the cover plate. I wanted
to work it and measure temperature response.
I ran a test for an hour to note that with the valve open at the 12 Oclock position, the cabin
air temp was 140F at the center register. I move the valve to the 3 Oclock position and the
cabin air temp blew ambient. So, for now, I will await the cold weather and do some more
testing so I can find the ideal "Winter" temp. In the spring, I will close the valve.
I carefully changed the clamps from factory installed plastic (Permanent) to regular hose
clamp for quick disconnect when and if I do find the valve I want for the price I want. I
also put a little silicone grease on the inside of the hose where it mates with the tube so if
I want to separate them, it will not take a stick of dynamite. Attached find a couple of more
photo's of the modified valve assembly with plastic guts out and installed for the test.
I will find a valve, they are out there, just needed to get some heat because old man winter
is a comin.. Cheers..
Oh, I placed a small plastic cover over the electrical connector and zip-tied it for when I get a new valve.
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