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Frigiking Thermostat Switch Connection?


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The Frigiking in my '76 has been working well until I removed and reinstalled the front panel when installing a radio. The fan blows fine, but there's no cool. I noticed that the "snowflake" switch (that's the thermostat switch, right?) has a small diameter copper tube attached to the back which was just dangling. Where does that go? And would that affect the cooling? Haven't found any help with extensive forum searches.

1976 2002 Inka

2008 M5 Sapphire Black Metallic, 6-speed

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Per my Behr manual (could be similar to your Frigiking):

"Push capillary tube of temperature switch all the way into the brass tube in evaporator housing. Care should be taken not to kink the capillary tube".

Try a google search for "Frigiking Air Conditioner" - you just might get lucky.

Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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Jumper across the 2 terminals on that switch & your compressor should come on, just to test the rest of the wiring to the compressor. The bulb needs to be in front of the evaporator, all it does is sense temperature, sometimes you can move it around to different location to get it to work better. The switch should "click" internally as you rotate it fully counterclockwise at some point, if it doesn't, it could be bad. You could check it with a continuity tester or DVM also.

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